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

PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty

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.Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months—especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.

The PADI Dry Suit Diver course includes one confined water session and two open water certification dives.  The course will cover a variety of areas including:

  • 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

PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty Course manual is included with the course. - - How far will you take this diving thing? It's up to you. With PADI Specialty Diver Programs you can chart your course for a colorful collection of awesome dives. Sure, your PADI certification opens up the oceans and lakes to you, but the PADI Specialty Dives take the underwater adventure to depths that will stir your soul. Achieving PADI Specialty ratings can take anywhere from as little as one day to a full weekend -but this is all hands-on, so you'll be diving right from the start.PADI Dry Suit Diver Manual included

Not an extra fee

Prerequisite: PADI Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying cert. from another organization) and be at least 10 years old.
Certification: PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty

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Dry Suit Diver Specialty Course Fee: $149.00
(Fee and cancellation policy)
Includes:    PADI Dry Suit Diver manual and certification processing.

Drysuits and other Scuba equipment not included, but may be rented (advanced reservations recommended).

What do I need to do before class?:

Drysuits in Minnesota | PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty Course

Read the PADI Dry suit Diver manual and complete the knowledge reviews. You also need to complete a PADI Student Record File (which includes a Medical Statement). If you answer yes to any of the medical history questions, we must require a signed physicians approval before you participate. You can download and review the PADI Medical Statement here. Please print a copy to take to your physician for their approval and signature if required.
Certification classes offered at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota Drysuit Diver Specialty Course Dates:

2021 Schedule: Class/Pool Fri. 6-10pm, Dives and briefing / planning, Sat. at Square Lake near Stillwater, Minnesota.  Dry suit diver class & pool sessions held at our store in Eagan, Minnesota.
DRY210430 - Apr 30 & May 1 DRY210813 - Aug 13 & 14    
DRY210514 - May 14 & 15 DRY210917 - Sep 17 & 18    
DRY210611 - Jun 11 & 12 DRY211001 - Oct 1 & 2    
DRY210709 - Jul 9 & 10 DRY211015 - Oct 15 & 16