Anyone who's ever dived in a dry suit before knows that there's more to diving a dry suit than just throwing it on, zipping it up, and jumping in the water. There are a few very important rules to dry suit diving and many tricks to making it just as easy, if not better than diving in a wetsuit. Here are our top 4 reasons to becom a certified Dry Suit Diver.
Our top 4 reasons to become a certified Dry Suit Diver
Reason 1: Stay Warm!
This is the most obvious reason to become a dry suit diver. Once the water temperature drops to a certain point there is no thickness of wetsuit that will keep you warm enough to dive and a dry suit becomes necessary. When those water temperatures begin to plummet, what better way to keep diving by wearing soft, warm, cozy undergarments under a protective dry suit shell that will keep you nice and warm?
Reason 2: Stay Dry!
Not only will you stay warmer during your dive, but you'll really see the difference between the warmth of a dry suit vs a wetsuit during the surface interval. Having a dry body is obviously MUCH warmer than a wet one. The only thing you'll have to dry off after a dive is your hair! And staying warm during the
Reason 3: Buoyancy
Diving in a dry suit is MUCH different than diving in a wetsuit. First off, a wetsuit is positively buoyant to being with and a dry suit is not, so you'll have to adjust the amount of weight you will need during your dive. Second, to prevent squeeze inside of your dry suit you will be adding and releasing air from it sort of like a second BCD. This takes some practice and is best done with a Dry Suit Instructor, hence the need for getting certified as a Dry Suit Diver.
Reason 4: Quirky Tricks
If you don't take an actual Dry Suit Diver certification course then how are you going to learn all of the quirky little tips and tricks that come with diving in a dry suit? Diving in a dry suit is not hard or tricky but does take practice and help from an instructor to learn how to deal with the little intricacies. For example, how to deal with a bubble of air suddenly rushing to your feet, causing you to become inverted? All you need to learn is how to do a quick somersault to get the air back to a place where can be released out of the suit. Or, how to "burp" the suit after putting it on to make moving around on land much easier.
There are many more reasons we could go on and on about as to why you should take an actual certification course before diving dry but you get the point. There are many details to be practiced in a dry suit before going out and