Damn it’s cold!
If you want to dive all year round and all around the world then it is likely that you will, at some point, be diving in cold waters. Wetsuits come in various thicknesses and also with layers but they still work on the same principle of your body heating the water layer in the suit and that water can be cold! In addition, more neoprene layers means that you will need more weight, which can be awkward. This is why you see many divers diving in a dry suit which has no water layer in contact with your body.
The SSI Dry Suit Diver speciality teaches you the benefits of dry suit diving, how to dive with your dry suit and how to deal with emergency situations that are unique to diving with a dry suit. With this knowledge you can be confident of diving safely, comfortably and dry! This speciality is particularly important for divers who are thinking of progressing to extended range and technical diving. Diving such as this usually involves going deeper and staying in the water longer. Both these situations increase your likelihood of becoming cold and using a dry suit is very important in these situations.
- The SSI Dry Suit Diving speciality course costs 190€ and includes two open water dives. The course can be completed in one day and is open to any diver holding an Open Water certification.