Take a drysuit class with Urban Manta! When you stay warm and dry underneath a drysuit you can explore new cold water underwater worlds from Ice Diving, kelp diving in California, diving the intercontinental divide in Iceland, or local wreck diving in the Northeast! Join Urban Manta on a drysuit diving trip after you learn how to put on a drysuit equipped with Silicone or Latex wrist and neck seals. After waxing up the waterproof zipper and donning the seals you are ready to dive! Thermal under layers provide warmth. Learn emergency techniques that include
disconnecting the drysuit inflator valve while diving and the tuck-and-roll technique to dump air trapped in feet. The drysuit itself hold air throughout the entire system and you need practice to master the new buoyancy system. The drysuit teaches proper scuba diving form and trim as you must use proper body positioning so the air is level throughout the suit. Proper form increases efficient muscle use (and therefore air consumption) even in a wetsuit. Work on more efficient finning techniques such as the frog kick.
Drysuit, drysuit undergarments, drysuit seals, tanks and weights will be provided. Students must bring regulators and a BC or they can rent these from Urban Manta. Students must bring their mask, snorkel and fins. You'll most likely need a hood and gloves and Urban Manta has those in stock in your size. SDI eLearning for the drysuit can be purchased here for $129.95: