It might sound interesting that we talk about a dry suit use here in tropical Thailand. The truth is, that there are multiple reasons to dive dry even here, but whenever you go back to your colder homes, you will probably use one there, and you can learn the usage of it here.
Also many technical divers might choose this option because of the long decompression dives where even in warm waters they will feel cold after long exposure.
In December and January the water temperature drops by approximately 6 centigrade which would be possible to be set of by a thicker neoprene suit, but:
- Putting on a thick neoprene can be a kind of small “fight” as you might have experienced it already. To glide into your dry suit is easy.
- When you come back after the dive and take off your neoprene, you are wet and the cold wind blowing through the boat makes you feel cold. When taking of dry suit you just feel comfortable and ready for next dive.
There are many types of dry suits like shell or trilaminate, neoprene and crushed neoprene. Here we use the trilaminate as it is the most versatile of them all. You can adjust its thermal protection level by changing the undergarment. Here I am using Long johns and long slave thin cotton shirt, but back at home you might choose to use a skiing overall or professional undergarment.
This course can be accomplished in one day by any certified diver. It is including one confined water dive and two open water dives.
During the course you will learn:
- Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
- Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
- Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.
The suit we are using is the Fusion Tech Suit. At present moment it is available in LG/XL size but will fit from MED till 2XL and soon will have more of them. To rent the suit for the course costs 1.500 Baht per day.
The course including materials and certification fee is 9.500 Baht.
For more information or if you would like to purchase one of this great suits please contact me.