Learn the fundamentals of dry suit diving

Dry Suit Diving (DSD)
2 days (16 hours)
Recommended for:  certified divers and surface support personnel


  • Member of a public safety agency
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Complete RSTC Medical Statement (including physician signature, if applicable
Training Calendar & Map
Course Registration Form


Dry suit 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. Dry suit diving topics include: history of the dry suit, suit types, accessories, sizing, custom adjustments, emergency procedures, repairs, and maintenance.

Note To Applicants
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.