Drysuit diving opens up a world of opportunities, including diving remote Arctic destinations and exploring cold-water dive sites teeming with life. Dry suit diving also keeps you warm on multi-dive days when you do not want to spend your time getting in and out of a cold wetsuit. The SSI Dry Suit Diving specialty program is the best way to become a dry suit diver and teaches you all the knowledge and techniques you need to dive safely and comfortably in a dry suit. You will learn how to use specialized equipment, like dry suits and BCs, the benefits of dry suits and how to deal with dry suit emergencies – which are unique to this type of diving. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Dry Suit Diving specialty certification.

Facts and Training Standards:


  • Minimum Age: 10 y. o.
  • Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver certification
  • Amount of Academic Sessions: 6
  • Amount of Confined Water Sessions: 1
  • Amount of Confined Water Sessions: 2
  • Maximum depth: 30 m
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