PADI Dry Suit Diver

The PADI Dry Suit Diver course with Academy of Scuba

Never be cold on a dive again!

Dive dry and warm, regardless of water temperature, all year round, in Melbourne and beyond. A drysuit works by sealing off your skin from the water and using a layer of air to insulate your body.

Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often – plus it counts as one of your five specialty courses towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. Scuba diving is fun, and being cold is not, so why waste your investment in learning to dive? Get drysuit certified today and dive whenever you want.


Academy of Scuba is committed to delivering expert teaching tailored to the individual’s needs, so that you gain the skills that will change your diving forever! That’s why we have low instructor to student ratios and great feedback

Explore More

We scuba dive to explore the ocean, and not all of the ocean is warm! Some of the most stunning diving destinations exist in temperate to cold water – Melbourne included – and you will be able to enjoy them to the fullest in a drysuit. 

Cost And Duration


  • The PADI Peak Dry Suit Course runs over 1 day with 1 confined water and 2 open water dives.
  • Private Courses are available. Please enquire for further details and pricing.

Important Notes

  • To enroll in the PADI Dry Suit Diver course you must be:

  • 12 years old and Open Water certified (or Junior OW)
  • Signed Liability Release and Statement of Safe Diving Practices
  • Medical Declaration form and Recreational Dive Medical if necessary

About The Course

Course Content

    • Home Study
    • Theory – morning theory review session
    • Open Water Dives – 1 confined water, 2 shore dives

    You will learn...

    • Dry suit buoyancy control skills
    • Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
    • Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the drysuit) options
    • Dry Suit Familiarisation & Safety Checks
    • Entry & Exit Techniques
    • Bubble & Buoyancy Checks
    • Descent & Ascent Techniques
    • Fin Pivot Hover
    • Emergency Drills
    • Remove and replace scuba unit and weight belt on the surface
    • Removal of drysuit, storage and maintenance

Equipment Required

  • own drysuit, mask, snorkel, boot and fins. We highly recommend owning your own BCD as well. 
  • Academy of Scuba offers equipment packages that save you money and set you up for the rest of your diving life – check them out online!



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