A drysuit is an additional airspace that a diver must manage. If you want to learn how to use a drysuit effectively or are struggling with your drysuit, the GUE Drysuit course will teach you techniques to make diving with your drysuit less stressful and more enjoyable.
There are a number of benefits to diving in a dry suit, including the following:
- Increases safety by providing a redundant buoyancy device in the event of BCD failure
- Increases safety by contributing to a balanced rig (wetsuits drastically decrease in buoyancy at depth)
- Increases thermal protection (enables longer, more enjoyable dives)
- Increases safety by keeping the diver dry in the event of prolonged exposure in the water
- Additional skills enable you to dive anywhere in the world
- Improves balance and buoyancy in the water by distributing the airspace over the divers entire body
Properly learning how to utilize your drysuit so that you control it, rather than it controlling you, greatly contributes to your overall diving comfort and enjoyment.
Applicants for a GUE Drysuit course must:
- Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters.
- Be physically and mentally fit.
- Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
- Be a nonsmoker.
- Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
- Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
- Be a certified GUE Rec 1 diver or be certified as an open water diver from a recognized training agency.
Duration: The GUE Drysuit course is normally conducted over 1 – 2 days, and requires a minimum of 2 dives and at least 14 hours of instruction encompassing classroom, land drills, and in-water work.
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