Our PADI Dry Suit Diver Course provides intensive instruction in dry suit diving and prepares you for dry suit dives at locations such as Silfra. The course is taught in one day and includes a theory and pool session, followed by two open water dives at a local dive site. After successfully completing of the course, you will be a certified dry suit diver and therewith qualified to dive in Silfra!
Iceland is a beautiful and strange place to dive, presenting you with new experiences and considerations when taking the plunge. Cold water diving requires a different set of skills than warm water. For instance, to be a competent dry suit diver you must be able to control your buoyancy, clear air from your feet, and remove and replace your dry suit inflator hose.
DIVE.IS runs the PADI Dry Suit Course on a daily basis and offers students a high quality, safe, fun and thorough introduction to dry suit diving taught by our experienced Dry Suit Instructors. Please be aware that although this course is taught in a fun and relaxing manner, it is a very physically demanding course and includes multiple dives in Iceland’s cold water conditions.
Please note that this course cannot be conducted in Silfra. In order to dive in Silfra, divers must have completed their drysuit certification prior to entering the water. If you want to dive Silfra while you are in Iceland, but don’t have the necessary dry suit diving experience, we recommend our Dry Suit Course & Diving Silfra 2-Day Package.
You will need to complete Knowledge Reviews Part 1 & 2 (p. 56 – 58) in the Dry Suit Manual prior to the start of the course. You are welcome to either purchase the manual from us or from your local PADI Dive Centre. If you buy it from us, please be sure to come pick up your dry suit manual at least one day in advance of your course so that you have enough time to read it and complete the Knowledge Review sections. If you have not read the manual and completed the Knowledge Reviews, you cannot start the course. The course is non-refundable within 48 hours of the course start time.
Please note that participants are not allowed to bring any type of camera into the water on the course. This is prohibited by PADI standards.