UVic Scuba is a club for certified divers and we do not run courses ourselves. Contact Rockfish Divers if you are interested in advancing your current level of certification.
The diving in BC is cold: so is the top of Mt. Everest. The best things in life are worth preparing for. Jacque Cousteau ranked three dives in BC in the top ten in the world. The unbelievable diversity of life in our local waters is worth preparing for cold water diving.
Dry Suits are great for recreational diving and many technical divers wear Dry Suits due to the length of the time spent underwater. The longer the diver is in the water, the more thermal protection is required.
The drysuit orientation does not "certify" you to dive in a drysuit, but logging your experience and training with a professional will allow you to rent or buy a drysuit so you can remain warm regardless of the time of year. We highly encourage practicing in your drysuit before getting too close to marine life. Poor buoyancy control can damage the aquatic ecosystem.
All Prices include all gear unless otherwise indicated.
We run drysuit orientations all the time (2-3 per month). Usually Wed. nights, but give us a call to get exact dates and times.
250-516-3483 or email us
• Complete all skill performance requirements in confined water.
• Participate in optional open water dive (we encourage you to go on a club dive - additional cost for direct in-water supervision).
• 10 years old
• Certified as PADI Open Water Diver
• One confined water dive in the pool.
What comes next?
The PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course. This course will expand on the basic knowledge taught as part of the drysuit orientation.
For more information on the dry suit specialty course, email Rockfish Divers.