While the Red Sea typically stays well above temperatures that make diving in a dry suit necessary, being trained to use one may certainly add a lot of comfort to your diving even in warm waters. Dry suits may come in a wide variety of forms, sizes, materials and features, however, their main goal is to insulate you from water by keeping a layer of air in between the suit and your body, that, as well as keeping you warm, also influences buoyancy as it compresses and expands during ascents and descents due to varying surrounding ambient pressures.
To enroll in a PADI Dry Suit Diver course you have to be at least 10 years old and be a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent. The course generally takes one day and two open water dives. We will begin the course by reviewing general buoyancy concepts and their application to dry suit diving, various dry suit models, materials and their key features, spend some time fitting the suit to your needs and going through all predive checks to ensure maximum comfort underwater. Following that we will do two open water dives focused on mastering buoyancy control, practicing emergency procedures all while having fun and importantly – staying dry and warm J
Becoming a proficient dry suit diver will open doors into many more exciting diving activities allowing you to go farther, longer,visit various destinations that were previously beyond you reach with comfort and ease. If you want to broaden your diving horizons, check our next scheduled Dry Suit Specialty course. Once you’re in, you’ll never look behind.
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