Diving in Costa Brava. Don’t let the cold stop you!
Dry Suit Diving SSI Specialty Course
Do you think you're brave enough to get into sea water on this season of the year!? Yes, of course! But how? There are different ways to enjoy the seabed although the water is freezing. In this post we will tell you about Dry Suit Diving SSI Specialty Course. As you will see, cold will not be an impediment anymore if you want to dive in winter or under ice.
As its name suggests, dry suit keeps diver's body completely dry and out of reaching water in every moment. This is possible because dry suits, neoprene or trilaminates, use the air as insulation and do not allow the circulation of water between the suit and the skin of the diver.
Knowing perfectly the operation of filling and emptying the air of the dry suit and dive weights are fundamental points to internalize in this course, since it requires a correct use by the diver to master the buoyancy.
All dry suits have an inflation valve and a drain valve. The inflation valve is placed on the chest, on the front-upper part of the suit. When we want to introduce air into it, we will have to press the valve with a short and dry blow (to avoid the massive entrance of air). The drain valve is located in one of the arms of the suit. When we want to get air out of the suit we will have to be positioned vertically with the arm containing the valve raised towards the surface. In this position the air will come out little by little.
During learning process, our instructors will teach you the specific functions of the suit as well as the operation of the valves and the physics that surrounds the whole process for a better understanding of the material, function and use.
As we have said before, dive weights (extra weight) is another very important part when learning about the use of dry suits. Each diver should carry more or less weight depending on their physical complexion, although this will be greater than if we dive with a normal neoprene due to the air that the suit wears. However, the instructor will be in charge of providing you with those extra kilos when observing your skills.
Once you have obtained the Dry Suit Diving SSI Specialty Course, you will not have to worry about water temperature.
Who said cold? We're going to water and dive!