Dive dry and warm, regardless of water temperature, all year round, in Melbourne and beyond. A drysuit works by sealing off your skin from the water and using a layer of air to insulate your body.
Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often – plus it counts as one of your five specialty courses towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. Scuba diving is fun, and being cold is not, so why waste your investment in learning to dive? Get drysuit certified today and dive whenever you want.
*COVID-19 UPDATE August 2020*
Due to the uncertain nature of when restrictions will lift for Victoria, we have temporarily suspended all in-water activities.
Online learning for Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, Enriched Air, Equipment Specialist, Freediver and DM is still available.
There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Melbourne has some of the most varied and interesting marine life in Australia, although it is not the warmest water.
You may have already seen divers in dry suits – they’re the ones who don’t appear to be cold, or even wet!
If you want to get the best out of the amazing diving on your doorstep in Melbourne, then diving dry is definitely the way to go. Scuba diving is no fun when you're cold. Simple. So don’t let the cold stop you from enjoying this amazing sport and the beautiful diving Melbourne has to offer: invest in your Melbourne diving by getting a drysuit and you will never go back.
Gain the knowledge and skills to safely put on, dive with, take off and store a dry-suit. Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit.
You will learn:
Practical skills you’ll master in this course:
To enroll in the PADI Dry Suit Diver course you must be:
12 years old and Open Water certified (or Junior OW)
Signed Liability Release and Statement of Safe Diving Practices
Medical Declaration form and Recreational Dive Medical if necessary
For a list of diving doctors please go to www.spums.org.au
The PADI Peak Dry Suit Course runs over 1 day with 1 confined water and 2 open water dives.
Private Courses are available. Please enquire for further details and pricing.
Theory – morning theory review session
Open Water Dives – 1 confined water, 2 shore dives
Being comfortable and safe when you’re diving is vital. For your Dry Suit course, we ask that you have your own drysuit, mask, snorkel, boots and fins at a minimum. We highly recommend owning your own BCD as well. Academy of Scuba offers equipment packages that save you money and set you up for the rest of your diving life – check them out online!
Equipment hire is available at the standard rates.
Academy of Scuba is lucky to have some of the best dive professionals in the business.
Interested in who will be teaching you to scuba dive? Check out our team here!
We highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation services currently.
It’s normal to have questions.
Head over to our FAQs page and see if we’ve already answered yours, or get in touch with us today!
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