Padi Drysuit Diver


Would you like to dive more but don’t like the idea of getting cold? If so, do you realise what you are missing out on? Find out with the PADI Drysuit Diver course.

The cooler waters house some of the world’s most amazing wrecks, wildlife such as basking sharks and seals, soft corals, and the kelp forest – experiences you cannot find in warm water.

If you have the right exposure protection you can not only dive all year round but in the cooler waters, even the Arctic. Drysuit diving gives you these opportunities.

The PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality will provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need to dive safely in a dry suit. You will gain experience of using a dry suit, practice the different techniques involved and explore the different considerations of owning and using a dry suit.

Taking PADI Specialities is also a great way to achieve the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating and show others your experience and dedication.


  • Our staff are here to help you improve your diving, not just tick a box. We are not a certification ‘factory’ we are here to develop safer more confident divers…and have fun!
  • We keep our class sizes small so you feel more comfortable and get the most out of your experience.
  • Everything is explained in simple steps, guided by our experienced instructing team. There are no ‘stupid questions’.
  • We love diving and sharing our diving experiences with our students.

Once you have completed your drysuit training and want to consider your first drysuit purchase why not visit the Amphibian Specialist Drysuit Centre?

Our specially trained staff offer a detailed bespoke consultation and measuring service to ensure you spend your money wisely. We deal in the major brands including Santi, Bare, Fourth Element, Otter, Avatar, and Azdry, therefore, offering an exceptional range to suit most budgets and diving preferences.

To discuss your new drysuit with one of our specialist staff you can book an appointment for a consultation now.

The PADI Drysuit Diver Course

The course takes one evening pool session to complete the Drysuit Orientation, then one day’s diving to complete the two qualifying dives.

In advance of the open water dives, you will have completed the PADI Drysuit Diver eLearning or read through the Drysuit Manual, completed the knowledge reviews, and watched the Dry Suit DVD.

Pool Session

The pool session can either take place at New Malden Leisure Centre on Wednesday night or Putney Leisure Centre on a Friday night.

Here you will become familiar with the specialist techniques for diving in a dry suit whilst in shallow water.

Open Water Dives

On the two open water dives, you will gain experience using a dry suit and demonstrate a number of the skills you learned in the pool session. A particular focus will be on buoyancy.

At Amphibian we can either run the Dry Suit specialty in conjunction with the Open Water or Advanced Open Water Course, or on any one of our numerous trips to Wraysbury Dive Centre, Vobster Quay, or Stoney Cove.


  • Minimum 10 years of age
  • Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation similar to that of a PADI Open Water Diver).
  • You should be in relatively good health and fitness. You will need to make sure that you can answer ‘no’ to all the questions on the medical questionnaire, if not you will need medical clearance from a doctor.

PADI Course Introduction Video

What’s Included

  • Course tuition
  • eLearning or Course Manual
  • Air Fills in the pool and first fill at the open water site
  • Certification
  • Drysuit and full equipment hire for the duration of the course

What’s Not Included

  • Transport (we will do our best to arrange lifts if needed)
  • Entrance to Dive Site – one day at £15 payable directly to site.
  • Subsequent air fills on open water dives (£3.50 -£4.50 payable directly to site)


THEORY Self study with review prior to in water activities POOL Wednesday Evenings: Malden Centre, New Malden Wednesday Eve (term time only): St. Joseph’s School pool, West Norwood Friday Evenings: Putney Leisure Centre, Putney OPEN WATER Wraysbury Dive Centre, Wraysbury

Course Costs

PADI Drysuit Diver

All courses are subject to our terms and conditions

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