Aim of the drysuit skills development course is to teach the correct and safe techniques for drysuit diving. After the course you should have the confidence to go on your first guided open water dive in a drysuit.
The course consists of two theory lessons, which explain physics, equipment, technique, safety procedures and rescue. At OUUEG we typically teach both lessons during an evening theory session. Upon completion of the theory, there are two dives with an instructor – one in sheltered and one in open water. During these dives you will familiarise yourself with the dry suit, learn how the use it, deal with dangerous situations, and practice some rescue skills.
We teach drysuit skills as part of our Ocean Diver training. The Drysuit Skills Development Course is aimed at already qualified divers to Ocean Diver level (or equivalent). We would highly recommend for you to participate in a drysuit course if you have never used one before. The BSAC HQ can issue a drysuit certificate (or card) upon successful completion of the course.
The course is open and free to all members of OUUEG. You only have to cover the cost of the pool dive. As we typically do the final open water dive as part of an expedition or club trip, you only need to find an instructor to do this final dive with you.
20/10/2016 Drysuit theory
21/20/2016 Drysuit pool session (registration)
Please note you have to register for the pool sessions in advance as spaces are limited.