Seattle Scuba Schools

PADI Drysuit Specialty Class

Make the adventure dry!

Costs:   Tuition:  $195

Textbook "Adventures in Diving" $47

Tuition includes rental of Drysuit & undergarment. Other rental is at half price.

Special: Sign up for this class with the Advanced Open Water class and get free rental during both classes and $50 off the tuition. Contact us for more info. 


Modern dry suits have opened the door to diving in even the coolest water. A dry suit lets you venture into sites far from the tropical dive resorts to which many people limit their diving. While dry suits offer warmth, they do require some special techniques. Fortunately, it's not much of a drawback because mastering dry suit skills is easy. With the cost of dry suits free falling many divers are choosing to "go dry." In the Seattle area drysuit certification lets you do multiple dives a day, year round, without cold being a concern. 

What you will learn

  • Information on different styles of drysuits
  • Care and maintenance procedures
  • Proper weighting
  • Buoyancy checks
  • Fin pivot
  • Hover
  • How to recover from too much air in the feet.
  • How to add air to the suit to prevent squeeze
  • Buoyancy practice
  • How to deal with stuck exhaust valves & stuck inflators
  • Equipment removal and replacement and weight removal and replacement and the surface
Dive requirement: 2 Dives in 1 day with some prior home study
Equipment requirement: None.

Prerequisite: Open Water Diver

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