​​Southern Maryland Divers, llc 

Course Details

This course is taught on demand and is provided FREE of charge if you purchase a drysuit from us. Rentals are also available if your not ready to invest in a suit yet. Contact us to get your class scheduled.


Course Fee: $195.00 

Who should take this course?

What will you learn?

What scuba gear will you use?

Clearly a dry suit is necessary along with your basic scuba equipment. Your PADI Instructor or Southern Maryland Divers, LLC staff will explain other gear or equipment options you may need to dive comfortably with your dry suit. For example, because you’re more buoyant in a dry suit than in a wetsuit, you may want a different weight system setup.

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How can you start learning now?

Stop by Southern Maryland Divers, LLC to enroll in the course and pick up a PADI Dry Suit Diver Manual and Dry Suit Diving video. By reading the manual and watching the video before class, you’ll be ready to get into the water with your instructor and start practicing with your dry suit.

The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practice:

  • Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
  • Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
  • Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.


You may be able to 
get college credit for the Dry Suit Diver course – ask your instructor.
Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your 
Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

PADI drysuit Diver

Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.

If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver course.