Drysuit Diving addresses the proper precautions needed when diving in potentially hazards conditions. Without proper protection from your potentially hazardous diving environment, your rescue/recovery operation may be hindered or halted. One of the first steps to preparing for contaminated water or ice diving is learning how to dive in a dry suit. Drysuit diving topics include: history of the drysuit, suit types, accessories, sizing, custom adjustments, emergency procedures, repairs, and maintenance.
Duration – 2 days (16 hours)
Recommended for – certified divers and surface support personnel
- Member of a public safety agency
- At least 18 years of age
- Reading and properly completing Medical History Statement
- This program is designed for personnel who are physically fit. Participants are encouraged to participate after successfully completing the IADRS Watermanship Test or testing to a fitness level of 13 MET (Metabolic Equivalents) or greater. Participants with aerobic fitness questions or concerns should consult their physician prior to in-water training. Participants who have poor aerobic fitness may attend this program as surface support personnel with the approval of the instructor.