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PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty

Dive Dry!

PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty

Dive Dry!

PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty

Dive Dry!

PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty

Dive Dry!

PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty

Dive Dry!

Want to stay warm and toasty on a dive? Want to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often? Then dive dry! Through the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty Course, you’ll find out about the various drysuit options available to you, giving you greater freedom to dive with comfort anywhere at any time.

Want to dive anywhere the mood takes you? Want to dive all year round? Then the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty is just the course for you.

Through the Course manual, you’ll learn all about the various drysuits available, the materials they’re made of and how to modify your diving techniques when using one. You’ll also be introduced to the undersuits that keep you warm. With your instructor, you’ll determine which combination is right for your diving.

In the pool, you’ll practice how to put a drysuit on, take it off, look after it and as importantly, dive in a drysuit! You’ll have chance to practice some of the skills you’ll have already mastered as a qualified diver, as well as add a few more to your repertoire.

All that remains is for you to complete 2 open water dives, usually completed on a single day, to put it all into ‘real world’ practice.

You’re guaranteed to add to your diving skills through this fun and informative specialty, allowing you dive dry, anytime and anywhere in the world!

This course will also count towards the prestigious PADI Master Scuba Diver rating and the first dive of this Specialty course may count towards the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification. 

Price

Basic Course: £209*

Standard Course: £290*

Deluxe Course: from £415*

Executive Option: additional £100 on Basic, Standard or Deluxe Course fee.

* Includes pool ‘orientation’ session. Discount of £45 available if this session has been completed with NHDC in the previous 12 months.

Pre-requisites

Min Age: 10 years old

Medically Fit: Complete this Medical Statement and have a GP countersign it if required.

Ability: You will need to be Open Water Diver (or Junior Open Water Diver) qualified (or equivalent).

Reserve your place

Contact Us to Reserve your Place

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Knowledge Development 

As part of the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty Course, you’ll complete a little Knowledge Development in the comfort of your own home. This will be reviewed with your instructor, before putting it into practice in the pool.

The theory side can be completed at you own pace and with electronic and physical manuals to choose from, you can select the format that’s right for you.

 

Skills Practice

Also known as ‘Confined Water’ sessions, you’ll practice and some of the skills you’ll have previously mastered during a pool-based orientation session. You’ll start to put into practicce the things you’ll have read about. Our Skills Practice sessions will take place at local leisure centres on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

You will enjoy a minimum of 1.5 hours in the pool, practicing these skills plus adding a few new specialist skills, ready to progress to the Open Water dive site.

 

Open Water Dives

Over the course of a day, you’ll complete two open water dives. You’ll practice a range of skills, and find out how much fun it can be diving dry! On successful completion, you’ll be recognised worldwide as able to dive anywhere and at any time!

We’ll provide everything you need. We pride ourselves on ensuring there are no hidden costs.

Comfort is everything in Scuba Diving, just like in any other sport. If you intend to use these skills in cold (or at least cooler water) we recommend you purchase your own hood and gloves to keep you feeling even warmer.

With a range of drysuit styles available, there’s one thing you’ll benefit from straight away, and that’s a comfortable undersuit. Select from our range, specially selected for like-minded divers and outdoor sports enthusiasts.

We offer a minimum of 1.5 hours of ‘Skills Practice’ pool-based drysuit orientation before heading to the open water dive site for a day of fun and adventure.

Each pool session lasts up to 3 hours (with up to 2 hours ‘in water’) and take place on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at Macclesfield or Congleton Leisure Centres.

Knowledge Development can be completed at your own pace but will be reviewed with the NHDC team before certification.

Open Water dives are completed over a day at the weekend, usually a Sunday, with one arranged each month.

New Horizons aims to be flexible with arranging courses to suit your schedule so if the scheduled dates are not convenient please give us a call to discuss suitable alternatives.

 On all of our PADI Drysuit Diver specialty Course options you will receive…

  • Coaching and on-going support from an experienced, passionate and professional PADI Instructor
  • Equipment Orientation
  • 1 hour (minimum) Knowledge Review
  • 1.5 hours (minimum) Skills Development / drysuit orientation (pool based)
  • FREE rental of all required equipment (including, but not limited to: cylinders & air fills, dive computer, fins, mask, snorkel, drysuit & undersuit, hood & gloves)
  • Course materials (theory materials)
  • PADI Certification

Please note, our course fees covers equipment rental, pool entry fees, PADI Certification fees etc, but do not cover entry fees to open water dive sites. These vary according to location; please ask for further details.

 

Basic Course

All of the above

 

Standard course

All of the above, plus your own hood and gloves to keep on completion of the Specialty

 

Deluxe Course

All of the above, your own hood and gloves to keep plus a discounted undersuit option of your choice to keep on completion of the Specialty

Knowledge Development 

Completed in your own time, this can be started at any time and completed at your own pace. Choose from using a physical manual or electronic versions compatible with tablet devices & smart phones (Touch).

Electronic versions can be issued via email whereas physical course manuals can be collected from the NHDC Dive Centre.

An initial £75 deposit will ensure course materials can be issued, allowing you to start as soon as you want!

What ever option you choose, the NHDC team will be on hand to help you through and answer any questions as you progress. We will then meet you before the pool-based drysuit orientation session to review things, try on a drysuit for size and allow you to ask any questions you may have.

 

Skills Development 

The Skills Development sessions take place on Saturday or Sunday afternoons at local leisure centres. We offer standard schedules, with a minimum of 1.5 hours spent in the pool before progressing to the open water dive site.

 

Basic Course

Complete the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty course using the materials of your choice and one of our standard schedules.

 

Standard Course

Complete the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty course using the materials of your choice and one of our standard schedules. Add to your comfort with your own pair of gloves and a hood, enabling you to dive with added warmth and comfort whenever you want!

 

Deluxe Course

Complete the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty course using the materials of your choice and one of our standard schedules. Add to your comfort with your own pair of gloves and a hood, enabling you to dive with added warmth and comfort whenever you want!  Get even more cosy in your own undersuit – select from our range, available to our PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty course students at a massive 20% off RRP.

 

Executive Option

Our standard schedules are designed to offer flexibility, however, if these aren’t convenient, or if you feel you’d benefit from the more personal touch, we can tailor our schedules to a more bespoke timetable.

This executive option allows a 1:1 program, giving you the chance to work with a member of the NHDC team to become a master of Drysuit diving.

 

Payment Plans

A single £75 deposit will allow us to issue the relevant course materials.

Further installment payments can be made with the final balance paid before the open water weekend. Talk to us about installment payment options.

Let us know you want to join us! Simply send us a Course Booking Form and completed Medical Statement. Once we’ve received your deposit we’ll issue your course materials, so you can get started straight away!

Get in touch for our bank account details or to make payment over the phone.

Your place will be confirmed on receipt of the Course Medical Statement (countersigned by a GP if required). Please note, we will not be able to start any in water activities without one!