Why Dive Dry?
Comfort is a desire of all divers.
When divers dive outside their "comfort zone," enjoyment and
motivation gradually decrease, and diving stops. Cold is a key factor
affecting comfort. And the cold does not have to be bone chilling to
affect the diver's enjoyment or safety. Symptoms can be as simple as
loss of motivation and energy. These subtle effects have been defined by
physiologists as "unjustified fatigue". The advantages
of diving dry vs. diving wet are dramatically illustrated by the
comparative levels of warmth at increased depth.
Diving a dry suit comes with it's
own risks and challenges however. It's not as easy as an
experienced dry suit diver makes it look. In some cases it can be
like learning buoyancy control all over again. This course teaches
you how to properly don and doff your suit, buoyancy control skills,
undergarment options, as well as safe practices for arresting an
uncontrolled ascent before it's too late.
BEFORE YOU BUY!!! Sign up and start this course. Many
students make the mistake of purchasing their dry suit prior to taking
the class. Some shops actually encourage this. We don't
agree, how can you possibly know what type of suit would best fit your
needs, what are all the pro's and con's, features and functions, of
different suits and suit types if you don't learn all about it
first. It's a little bit like purchasing all your scuba gear
before your open water class starts...you might be wishing you had more
information before you made your selection.
are Advanced Open Water
Diver AND some cold water diving experience. In addition this course can
also be taken DURING or as part of your advanced open water program.
Course Cost is
includes all materials (Book and DVD), a class/practical session
combined with pool practice, and two open water dives. By this point in a divers training it is important that
you begin to obtain your own equipment (rentals are available but having your own
gear is preferred). Most students take this course in conjunction
with a purchase of their dry suit, but suits can be rented as well.
The course is made up of four open
water dives and a classroom session. Dive planning, preparation,
and safety are paramount to success in this specialty diving