Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry! A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. In this course, you’ll learn:
- Which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you
- How to take care of your dry suit
- How to put on and take off your dry suit with minimal assistance
- How to master buoyancy control using your dry suit
- Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit
Prerequisites: Must be an Open Water Diver or a Junior Open Water Diver at least 10 yrs old
Class price includes:
-2 open water dives
-Drysuit, undergarment, and boot rental (class is FREE with purchase of a drysuit)
-A comprehensive package of study materials and/or online course program
*Course fee does not include any other snorkel or scuba equipment. Students must provide their own personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel) which are available for purchase at the dive store and our friendly staff can professionally fit you for these items, if needed. BC and Regulator with dive computer are available to rent at a discounted daily rate for students enrolled in our Drysuit course. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation and personal items (swim suit, towel, etc).
Medical: Prior to taking this scuba class, you will need to complete a Continuing Education/Medical form. Please review this form and determine if you are eligible to take a scuba course or if you will need a doctor to sign-off on your form prior to starting the class. This information is required to enroll or begin any diver training.
Diving Location Options:
We offer the Drysuit classroom and pool sessions in our Sterling location.
For completing your Drysuit open water checkout dives locally, join us at one of three locations: Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, PA; Lake Phoenix in Rawlings, VA; or Hydes Quarry in Westminster, MD. Alternatively visit our Travel Page to join us on one of our fantastic trips to a more exotic locale.
Hydes Quarry (add $30 for day pass)
Close to home
5-10 ft. visibility, stair access to/from water
No frills and no facilities. Training only.
***Camp & Dive Weekend **Recommended** (add $175)
Dutch Springs or Lake Phoenix, 3-4 hour drive
30-40 ft. visibility, large training platforms, easy shore access to/from water
Bath houses with toilets and hot showers, concession stands, and gift shop
Fee includes Scuba Park entrance fee, camping fees for 2 nights, all meals, snacks, and drinks, and unlimited air fills!
Student arrival and setup Friday evening, training conducted Saturday/Sunday
Cancellations or Rescheduling: Cancellations or rescheduling require 48-hour notice. You may reschedule one time at no charge, after that any further adjustments will incur a $50 rescheduling fee per change. Cancellations are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.
Course Time: The classroom/pool portion of this course is offered in Sterling on select Sundays throughout the year. The open water portion of this course is conducted on site on any of our Open Water weekends. In water training is generally held from 8am-2pm both Saturday and Sunday but may vary based on the course, training location, and instructor scheduling. Studies must be completed by class time.
Note on Rental Gear: For Camp-n-Dive (Dutch Springs) Weekends, rental gear may be picked up 12pm – 7pm Thursday, the week of the event. For Hydes Quarry Weekends, rental gear may be picked up 12pm – 7pm Friday, the week of the event.
Course Dates, pricing and other details: See Calendar Here
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