Stay Warm Underwater

If you want to see our colder B.C. waters without the added discomfort of a wetsuit, stay warm and become a drysuit diver today! Sign up and learn the techniques of diving with a drysuit in the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty.

Upcoming Dates for Drysuit Diver

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Any participants ages 10 and over are welcome.

Course Description

Want to stay warm while scuba diving in the pacific northwest? Sign up for the PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course and learn how to dive in a drysuit.  Earn this PADI Drysuit Specialty certification and you will benefit from worldwide recognition of drysuit diving training for life.

Note that many dive operators require a drysuit specialty certification in order for you to rent a drysuit from them so this is virtually a mandatory certification for those wanting to dive regularly during fall and winter.

We meet first at the UBC Aqua Society shop on evening for equipment sizing and a classroom and pool orientation session before heading to Whytecliff Park for your first cold water dives in a drysuit.  Head out for two dives exploring the underwater world of this beautiful marine protected area available in our back yard.

Extra Info

  • All necessary rental gear and materials provided. Divers need to provide their own personal gear (Mask, Snorkel)