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PADI Drysuit Specialty Course in Aberdeen

£ 335

Kinellar, Aberdeen, Scotland

PADI Drysuit Specialty Course in Aberdeen
Minimum age: 10
Kinellar, Aberdeen, Scotland
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Firm
Minimum booking size: 1
£ 335

Activity Highlights:

Dive deeper into your passion for scuba diving with our PADI Dry Suit Diver Course. This course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to dive in colder water temperatures comfortably and safely, extending your ability to explore underwater environments throughout the year.

Choosing this course will allow you to:

  • Dive comfortably in colder water temperatures.
  • Stay warm and snug in any diving environment.
  • Understand the mechanics and maintenance of drysuits.
  • Acquire new scuba skills specific to drysuit diving.
  • Become adept at managing potential drysuit-related issues.
  • Gain insights on choosing the right drysuit and undergarments for you.

Drysuits, unlike wetsuits, are filled with air. This course will teach you to control the air in your drysuit, manage your buoyancy, and apply techniques for descent/ascent. You’ll also learn how to distribute air around the suit to enhance your diving experience.

The course starts with eLearning or an instructor-led presentation, followed by a confined water dive and two open water dives. The eLearning can be done at your convenience, or the instructor-led presentation will be on the same day as the confined water dive. You’ll practice skills specific to diving in a drysuit, such as proper weighting and taking your drysuit on and off. After mastering these skills, you’ll complete two open water dives to apply what you’ve learned.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum Age: 10 years or older
  • Certification level: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or equivalent certification)

Dive Locations

We conduct dives in various locations, such as confined water swimming pools, the sea, and a quarry. The choice of location depends on weather and water conditions, ensuring the best possible experience for our divers. The dive sites offer a range of experiences, from exploring wrecks to spotting seals and dolphins.

Why Choose Us?

Our PADI certified instructors are dedicated to offering you an unforgettable experience. We take pride in our individualised approach, adjusting the course pace to suit your comfort level. Our commitment to safety and quality training has made us a favourite choice among divers.

Key reasons to choose us:

  • We are a multiple award-winning dive centre, nationally recognised for excellence in retail and specialist training & education. Our team diligently follows PADI standards, ensuring all your training is delivered to an exceptional level.
  • Our training involves a mix of theoretical and practical lessons, and our team is flexible in accommodating individual schedules. You can expect to learn about various PADI certifications, offshore survival, underwater helicopter escape training, and much more.
  • We offer an exclusive Facebook group where members can get advice, information, and organise dive trips with other adventurers. Our aim is to create a thriving local community of divers, and we encourage all our members to get involved.
  • We offer different modes of theoretical learning: eLearning through PADI, hard copies of materials and instructor-led sessions. Our instructors are always on hand to clarify concepts and theories.

 

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What's Included:

  • Comprehensive drysuit diving instruction
  • All necessary diving equipment, except gloves
  • Access to a private Facebook group for learners and enthusiasts

What's Not Included:

  • Gloves - available to purchase.

Facilities

Car parking available
Changing rooms available
On-site shop

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Theory: 2 – 4 hours
  • Entire Course: 2 – 3 days

Scuba diving requires a certain level of health and fitness. If you have any chronic health conditions, are on certain medications or have had recent surgery, you may need approval from a physician before diving.

Scotland may be small in size but the coastline offers divers some of the most scenic and exciting dives in the world.

Gullies and archways are engulfed in soft corals with a plethora of life- anemones, lobsters, skate, dolphins, basking shark, seals, Minke whales and Orca grace these waters.

The world famous Scapa Flow is also located here if ship wreck diving interests you.

No, your certification will not expire. As an PADI Open Water Diver, your certification is good for life.

If you do not actively participate in scuba for an extended period of time however, it’s a good idea to refresh your skills through the PADI ReActivate.

To view all of our courses, scroll down to view ‘other courses from this centre’.

Join the 28 million PADI certified divers across the world!

The PADI System of diver education is the most instructionally-solid system in diving. PADI courses are designed to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile. Under the guidance of your professional PADI Instructor, you gain confidence while mastering important safety concepts and skills. PADI Instructors are trained and held to diving’s highest standards, backed up by a solid, proactive quality management system.

As you progress through your qualifications you will find that they build upon each other and you may get credit towards further certifications as you grow as a diver and learn which areas of diving most appeal to you.

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  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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