Scuba Center | Advanced Open Water Drysuit Option
Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
Scuba Center Minneapolis
5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
(612) 925-4818

Advanced Open Water Drysuit Option

The PADI Dry Suit Diver course | Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water. | Gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff and store a dry-suit. Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit.   Stay warm and learn drysuit diving in your Advanced Open Water Class.*
The drysuit option includes a Friday evening class and pool session covering the techniques of diving with a drysuit. Topics covered include proper donning and doffing of a drysuit, zipper care and maintenance, care of seals, and proper weighting and buoyancy control while drysuit diving.
 * Subject to suit availability.
  • Procedures and techniques for drysuit diving

  • Proper Ascent and Descent

  • Buoyancy control for drysuit diving

  • Potential hazards and emergency procedures

  • Drysuit and undergarment selection

  • Pre and post dive drysuit care

  • Routine minor drysuit maintenance

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Dry Suit Option Fee: $119 - ($59 course fee and $60 drysuit rental).


(Fee and cancellation policy)
Includes: Friday evening pool session and rental of drysuit and undergarment for both Saturday and Sunday.

Other Scuba equipment is not included, but may be rented*. (advanced reservations recommended).

* Gloves appropriate for local water temperatures and strap fins are required for the course, but are not available for rental. 
What do I need to do before class?:

Drysuits in Minnesota | PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty Course

Read the Drysuit section of the PADI Advanced Open Water manual and complete the knowledge review (In addition to the standard Advanced Open Water requirements).
Use of the drysuit in the AOW class may be applied toward PADI Drysuit Specialty Certification. To complete the Drysuit Specialty Certification, you will only need to read the Drysuit Specialty manual and complete one additional dive with a Drysuit class. Cost to complete the Specialty certification is $75.00 plus drysuit rental.