Ever wanted to dive Canada's West Coast? How about diving locally? Maybe Iceland? Antarctica? These places all have one thing in common: cold water diving. Diving in a drysuit makes cold water diving quite cozy, and opens up a whole world of destinations you may have never considered. Plus they're kind of stylish. For the record, Canada's West Coast is the most amazing place to dive. We're not biased at all.


The PADI Drysuit diver course will teach you how to select a drysuit, how to use it safely, buoyancy management (it's a bit different than a wetsuit!), and general maintenance. You'll complete a classroom session, then jump in the pool with the drysuit to try out the skills before heading out to a local lake. 



-PADI Open Water or Junior Open Water Certification

*Did you know that you can complete the drysuit course as part of your Open Water or Advanced Open Water course as an add-on? Just select the option when you're adding your Open Water Checkout Dives or Advanced Course to your cart!


Gear Required:

-Mask, snorkel, open-heel fins (must be big enough to fit a drysuit boot)

-Base layers (wicking layers to wear under your drysuit)


As a student, you'll get 50% any rentals you'll need.


Included in Course:

-Classroom training session

-Pool training session

-2 Open Water Drysuit Dives

-Training materials


What you need to do:

-Register for the course!

-Your textbook will be held for pickup or delivered based on your shipping preference

-Read through your textbook and complete the Knowledge Reviews at the end of each section. Completing the Quick-Reviews throughout the book is highly recommended.

-Call us when you're ready to book your pool session and open water dives. The class and pool session runs weekly during the summer months. Open water dives are run select weekday evenings at Lake Chaparral, and select weekends in Banff and Waterton. Please note that our local lakes are cold! 


Upon completion of the Drysuit course, you will be able to rent or buy drysuits, and will be ready to give diving a try in places you may have never imagined - all while still wearing pants!


Drysuit Diver Course

  • Course materials are non-refundable simply due to their nature. If you book your pool sessions and need to reschedule for any reason, we get it - life happens. Give us a call and we'll work with you to reschedule.