Learn the fundamentals of dry suit diving
Duration – 2 days (16 hours)
Recommended for – certified divers and surface support personnel
- At least 18 years of age
- Member of a public safety agency
- Reading and properly completing Medical History Statement
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.