Dry Suit Diver (SDI) / Dry Suit Speciality (PADI)

Do you only dive through the summer months?

UK waters have some of the best diving, and most divers like the opportunity to dive all year round, however, the winter and spring water temperatures are often off-putting for those who dive in a wetsuit.

If you want to stay warm and toasty when diving and dive all year round then the Dry Suit diver course is perfect for you!

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The SDI/PADI DrySuit Speciality course is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for safe dry suit diving.

A dry suit seals you from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in cold water.

There are some incredible dives to be experienced in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas the conditions are best in the colder months. To take advantage of these opportunities, to become a well-seasoned UK diver, and to open up other diving specialities like Ice Diving, an SDI/PADI Dry Suit Diver certification is essential.

PADI Drysuits


We are providing this certification through either Scuba Diving International (SDI) or PADI. Both agency certifications are equally valid and recognised worldwide. Please enquire at the centre if you require your training to be through a specific agency.

Scuba Diving International (SDI)



The Dry Suit Diver course will run over one day.

Initial theory will be undertaken online at the student’s convenience, with review and consolidation in ScubaQuest Dive Centre in The National Diving & Activity Centre when you attend for the course. This will be followed by skills practice and two dives. In a bundled package this is reduced to one additional dive together with the minimum number of dives applicable to the primary course.


Speciality Courses are organised to fit with customer demand. Availability on specific dates will be discussed on enquiry when every effort will be made to schedule the required course into the planned forward program.


  • Theory sections. Initial theory undertaken online at the student’s convenience. Review and consolidation at the ScubaQuest Dive Centre.
  • Skills practice and dives are held at the National Diving & Activity Centre lake.

Please note: The Open Water Dive sessions at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) will be weather, water temperature and underwater visibility dependent.

ScubaQuest Dive Centre
National Diving & Activity Centre
A48, Tidenham
NP16 7LQ

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Course Options

A drysuit dive undertaken as part of the SDI Advanced Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver programme can be credited to this course.

Drysuit Diver can be booked in conjunction with Open Water or Advanced Open Water courses as part of a discounted bundled package. Check out the course pricing schedule for details.

ScubaQuest offer both traditional hard copy, classroom based theory and agency online learning packages.

This speciality can be used as a credit towards achieving a PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification or SDI Advanced Diver.



The course cost includes all educational materials, equipment, tuition and certification.

Please Note: For open water dives at The National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) there is a daily entry charge to the site, payable on the day by all students. This is NOT included in the course fee.  Please check the NDAC website for details.

Course Requirements & Notes

  • Minimum age: 10 years old.
  • Be certified as an SDI/PADI Open Water or Junior Open Water Diver or agency equivalent..
  • All documentation must be completed, reviewed and signed prior to any in-water training.

Book this Course

To book on this course, please contact us using the form below, or phone us on 01291 798 118

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