Dry Suit Diver Specialty Course


A-1’s Dry Suit Diver Specialty Course

Why take this course?

Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Would you like to see the spectacular and prolific aquatic life often found in cooler water climates? If so, you’ll need to stay warm and that means a dry suit. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.

Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months—especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit, even in their warmer months.

Dry Suit Diver Specialty Course

What You’ll Learn

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What will I do?

  • Complete a pool dive (required for those who have never used a dry suit). During the pool session you’ll learn a number of skills including: putting on and removing a dry suit, various buoyancy control skills, proper ways to ascend/descend, scuba and weight system adjustments and more.
  • Complete two open water dives.
  • During your open water dives you will learn:
    • The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of dry suit diving
    • Dry Suit buoyancy control skills
    • Ascent and descent technique training
    • Preventative maintenance and performance checks on dry suits

Prerequisites

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  • Show proof of being an SSI Referral diver, Open Water diver or hold an equivalent certification from another recognized training agency.
    • Unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the program without showing the A-1 professional proof of certification and presenting the following (completed and signed) documents.
    • While you may register for the specialty course as a Referral Diver, you must complete your open water certification dives before you can complete any specialty course dives.
  • Be at least 12 years old
  • Have a MySSI account.  Be sure to upload a digital photo to your account and enter a complete address. (You’ll need this in order to access your online learning material.)

The A-1 instructor will collect the following (completed) documents at the beginning of the first session.  Unfortunately, participants will not be able to continue until the instructor has reviewed them for accuracy.

(Note: The Medical Statement ONLY needs to be signed by a physician if you answer any medical question with a ‘YES’)

Dry Suit Diver


You have three great options from which to choose

Option 1 – At the Downtown Aquarium

Course fee – $550 for private instruction, 2-3 People – $495 each

Please contact the Education Department at 303-789-2450 or email divers@a1scuba.com to sign up.

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Course Includes:

  • 1 Pool dive and skills review in the A-1 pool
  • Use of scuba equipment for pool session and open water dives (except dry suit)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment for pool session (we recommend you use your own if you have it)
  • 2 dives at the Downtown Aquarium
  • Entry to all Aquarium exhibits
  • (1) day pass to the aquarium ($22.99 value)

Does not include:

  • Use of drysuit (must have your own)
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, booties) for open water dives. You will need to provide these.
  • Parking at the Downtown Aquarium
  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items

Option 2 – At Chatfield

Course Fee – $315

Please contact the Education Department at 303-789-2450 or email divers@a1scuba.com to sign up.

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Course Includes:

  • 1 Pool dive and skills review in the A-1 pool
  • 2 Open Water training dives
  • Use of scuba equipment for pool session (except dry suit)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment for pool session (we recommend you use your own if you have it)
  • Tanks and weights for open water dives

Does not include:

  • Use of drysuit (must have your own)
  • Scuba Equipment (BCD, Regulator, Gauges). These items can be rented.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, booties) for open water dives. You will need to provide these.
  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items
  • Park permit, transportation, lodging or meals

Option 3 – At the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM

Course Fee – $315

Please contact the Education Department at 303-789-2450 or email divers@a1scuba.com to sign up.

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Course Includes:

  • 1 Pool dive and skills review in the A-1 pool
  • 2 Open Water training dives
  • Use of scuba equipment for pool session (except dry suit)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment for pool session (we recommend you use your own if you have it)
  • Tanks and weights for open water dives

Does not include:

  • Use of drysuit (must have your own)
  • Scuba Equipment (BCD, Regulator, Gauges). These items can be rented.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, booties) for open water dives. You will need to provide these.
  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items

To Sign Up Please Call

303 789-2450 and ask for the Education Department

Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your course fee.