Drysuit Specialty for Advanced Students

Combine your Drysuit course with your Advanced Open Water course and save!

Gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff and store a drysuit. Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a drysuit.

Drysuit Diver


The Drysuit Upgrade is specifically designed for students who are signed up for the Advanced Course. Find your Adanced Course start date below to determine when your Drysuit Orientation is scheduled.

On your dive weekend, we will complete an extra dive (six dives total) so that you can earn your Drysuit certification.

2017 Courses

ADV Course Starts Drysuit Orientation Night
AUG 16 AUG 22 Schedule Register
SEP 06 SEP 12 Schedule Register
OCT 04 OCT 10 Schedule Register
NOV 08 NOV 14 Schedule Register
NOV 29 DEC 05 Schedule Register

2018 Courses

ADV Course Starts Drysuit Orientation Night
Jan 10 Jam 09 Schedule Register
Jan 31 Jan 30 Schedule Register
Feb 21 Feb 20 Schedule Register
Apr 11 Apr 10 Schedule Register
Apr 25 May 01 Schedule Register
May 30 Jun 05 Schedule Register
Jun 27 Jun 26 Schedule Register
Jul 18 Jul 24 Schedule Register
Aug 15 Aug 21 Schedule Register
Sep 12 Sep 11 Schedule Register
Oct 03 Oct 02 Schedule Register
Oct 24 Oct 30 Schedule Register
Nov 21 Nov 20 Schedule Register

Course Curriculum

Before the Program Begins

When you sign up for the course, we'll make arrangements for you to come into the store to pick up your student package which includes your learning material. At that time, we will also review the Required Forms and get you fitted for gear. We encourage you to pick up your student package at least 14 days before your course begins as you will want to complete the learning material prior to your first classroom session.

Class and Pool Session

You will complete a class and pool session where we focus on drysuit use. You will learn how to put on and take off your drysuit as well as how to manage your bouyancy.

This session is in addition to the session for your Advanced course

Ocean Dives

You will complete one additional ocean dive (six dives total) on your Advanced Course weekend. This will allow you to earn your Drysuit certification.


What gear will you need?

We Provide:
  • Drysuit Diver Manual
  • Use of basic scuba gear including drysuit, hood, boots, BCD, regulator set, tanks and weights.
You Provide:
Personal Gear Safety Gear Specialty Kit
  • mask
  • snorkel
  • fins
  • gloves
  • knife
  • dive computer
  • whistle
  • compass
  • surface marker
  • undergarments

Course Prerequisites

This option is only available to students currently enrolled in an Advanced Course.


Ocean Pro Divers Difference

Undergarment Upgrade

Ocean Pro Divers is the only Fourth Element Test Centre in British Columbia offering the full range of Fourth Element undergarments in store. We currently offer the Halo 3D as part of our test program.

You will need to wear a comfortable set of undergarments under your drysuit - you should wear a base layer to wick any moisture away from your body and a heavy layer of fleece or other thermal wear on top. Wool socks are a must! Stay away from cotton and denim.

Rent a Halo 3D for only $20. This will be deducted from the subsequent purchase of a new Fourth Element undergarment set on production of the receipt.

The Fun Part

Drysuits 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. As a drysuit 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 drysuit even in their warmer months.

Your Next Adventure

Scuba diving with a drysuit is useful when diving many types of dive sites. Here in British Columbia, you will find most active divers dive in a drysuit.

Many technical divers wear drysuits due to the length of the time spent underwater. The longer the diver is in the water, the more thermal protection is required.

Course Fee: $250