PADI Dry Suit Specialty

From €220

2 dives

The PADI Dry Suit Specialty allows you to keep warm diving all year round.

Would you like to extend your diving season and enjoy the dive sites when they’re nearly exclusively for you?  If so, learn to dive in a Dry Suit with the PADI Dry Suit Specialty.  As one of the UK’s best reputed manufacturers has the habit of saying “Diving should be enjoyed, not endured”.

A Dry Suit isolates you from the water, reducing calorie loss, which will improve your comfort and allow you to dive in cold water.  You’ll be equipped to confront even the most extreme temperatures on truly amazing dive sites in the coldest regions of the world.  These sites can only be properly appreciated in a Dry Suit even in the warmest months of the year.  Or more simply, enjoy the Mediterranean with it’s 9 degrees thermocline during those beautiful calm sunny winter days.

You’ll be welcomed in a warm and relaxed atmosphere by a team of serious professionals who put an accent on leisure and pleasure!

Dates and reservations:

  • On demand.

What you can do after certification:

  • Dive with a Dry Suit.


  • To want to do it.
  • 10 years old (permission from parents for miners).
  • PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • Medical certificate.

Competences you’ll acquire:

The PADI Dry Suit course will train you to use a Dry Suit in all circumstances.  You’ll be able to anticipate the incidents that may arise due to the particularities of this equipment.  You’ll learn basic maintenance and the techniques to dive safely.  By reducing calorie loss you’ll reduce the risks of a dive accident as the cold is a contributing factor to all diving pathologies.

  • Equipment specifics.
  • Choice of equipment.
  • Repair.
  • Stockage.
  • Managing air flow.
  • Descending and ascending.
  • Mastering buoyancy.
  • Theory knowledge.

The course includes:

  • Adapted and personalised training.
  • Course conducted by a high level professional.
  • Rental of an Aqualung Dry Suit.
  • 2 dives.
  • Practical teaching.
  • Theory teaching.
  • Specific techniques.
  • A good atmosphere!


The course does not include:

  • Accommodation and meals.
  • Sun cream or shower gel.
  • PADI certification.
  • Equipment hire apart from the Dry Suit (50% off for a diver doing a course).
  • Dry gloves.
  • Appropriate under garments (bring t-shirts, fleeces, leggings and ski or running socks).

Additional options:

  • Private tuition.
  • Additional training dives.
  • Warm up dives.
  • After obtaining this Specialty, pass 4 other PADI Specialties and the Rescue Diver to become a Master Scuba Diver (if you’ve chosen the option with certification).

What’s different with Aqualonde?

  • No lifting, your gear is systematically transported with our chariots between the centre and the 10 metres distance towards the boat.
  • Hot showers on the boat and in the dive centre changing rooms.
  • Access to the most beautiful and prestigious dive sites of the Mediterranean.  The “Grec”, “Donator”, “Hellcat”, “Ville de Grasse”: the only paddle steamer wreck still intact or even a submarine decorated with “The order of freedom”.  Not forgetting the pinnacles or the famous “Gabinière drop off”, one the richest marine life sites in the heart of the “Port Cros” national park.  There is something for all tastes, enormous schools of barracuda, from turtles to sunfish via monkfish and groupers and red gorgonians!
  • The closest dive centre to the Golden Islands from the mainland.
  • Many hotels and restaurants nearby, for all budgets.  La Londe Les Maures is at the heart of the Côte d’Azur, between Hyères and St Tropez, in one of the most preserved areas due to the “Port Cros” National Park and the summer residence of the President of the Republic: “Fort Bregançon”.  We’re located on the port, with a big car park, a departure point for the ferries to the Golden Islands and all public transport connections.  There are many other activities available for the family while you’re making bubbles!  Find our recommendations here.
  • Did you like the equipment you used?  We offer it for sale at competitive prices.


Organisation and booking:

RDV at 8.30am in front of the dive centre at La Londe les Maures.  When you book please choose the course and the date you want for the first lesson.  We’ll agree the date of the other lesson after your first (if you want both dates immediately please specify when booking).

Price and Payment:

  • €200.  Dry Suit training course.
  • €320.  PADI Dry Specialty including eLearning and PADI certification.