Padi Dry Suit Diver Course

Better dry and warm than wet and cold

Learn dry suit diving in Iceland

Iceland is a beautiful and strange place to dive, presenting you with new experiences and considerations when taking the plunge.

Cold water diving requires a different set of skills than warm water. For instance, to be a competent dry suit diver you must be able to control your buoyancy, clear air from your feet, and remove and replace your dry suit inflator hose.

DIVE.IS runs the PADI Dry Suit Course on a daily basis and offers students a high quality, safe, fun and thorough introduction to dry suit diving taught by our experienced Dry Suit Instructors.

Please be aware that although this course is taught in a fun and relaxing manner, it is a very physically demanding course and includes multiple dives in Iceland’s cold water conditions.

Please note that this course cannot be conducted in Silfra. In order to dive in Silfra, divers must have completed their drysuit certification prior to entering the water. If you want to dive Silfra while you are in Iceland, but don’t have the necessary dry suit diving experience, we recommend our Dry Suit Course & Diving Silfra 2-Day Package or other courses in our dry suit academy.

Please note that participants are not allowed to bring any type of camera into the water on the course. This is prohibited by PADI standards.

Course Details

From ISK 60.990

Please bring:

  • Your SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Water or equivalent)
  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Hat and Gloves to wear between dives


  • One Knowledge Development session with your instructor
  • Dive Instructor
  • 1 Confined Open Water session
  • 2 Open Water Dives
  • PADI Certification fee
  • All dive equipment necessary to complete the course
  • Transport to and from the Reykjavík Area
  • PADI Dry Suit Diver E-book (9.200 ISK)

Most unions in Iceland subsidize a part of the course fee for their members. We encourage you to find out your rights within your union.

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Safety requirements

  • be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Diving Silfra Medical Statement (link provided in confirmation email) PDF

  • have our Diving Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older PDF

  • Fill out the PADI medical statement PDF

  • sign our liability release form at the start of the diving tour PDF

  • be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm

  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg

  • be at least 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)

  • be physically fit

  • be able to communicate in English

  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

  • not be pregnant

Experience the course

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Experience the course

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