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


Dates

2019 Courses

We are still updating our 2019 schedule ... Please check the Calendar Page for dates. If you do not see a date that works for you, please contact us and we will do our best to accomodate your schedule.

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Curriculum

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.

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Gear

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
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Prerequisites

Course Prerequisites

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

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Forms

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