DRYSUIT DIVING, SANTI STYLES
DRYSUIT DIVING FOR EVERYONE
Drysuit diving is becoming more and more common, and drysuits are being used in increasingly diverse environments. Gone are the days when drysuit diving was only for the hardcore enthusiast wanting to brave icy waters.Today, good drysuits offer advanced base layer designs and increased buoyancy control, making them suitablefor temperate and even tropical waters.
Did you ever call a great dive, not because you were bored or time was running out,but just because you felt too cold? We all hate to be beaten by the cold, but in most of the world, cold weather means cold water—and that's the end of the fun. The arrival of cooler weather signals that it's time to hang up the dive gear. But it doesn't have to be that way.
RAID is proud to announce that we have partnered with SANTI Diving to produce a brand-specific drysuit training program.
SANTI offers a range of premium, handcrafted drysuits, undersuits and heating apparel to extend the possibilities and the joy that diving brings. RAID offers a complete range of online academic programs married to technologically advanced, hands-on diver training that is high quality, safe and inclusive.
In drysuit design and production, the main challenge is finding the best methods to keep divers safe and dry. SANTI meets that challenge by offering elegance, durability and fit while providing a full range of motion and ensuring a drysuit's most important feature: THE DIVER MUST STAY DRY. All of these elements are supported by SANTI's excellent customer service.SANTI connects passion with business, just as we do at RAID.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN?
Throughout this program, you will learn about:
- Drysuit operations
- Buoyancy control and inflation systems
- Common (and not-so-common) drysuit problems
- Drysuit care and maintenance
- Thermal protection—the real story
- Your comfort zone and how to extend it
- Undersuits and heated garments
- Hypothermia risk factors
- Seals, zips, valves and accessories
- Buoyancy and inflation systems
- Be a certified RAID Open Water 20 diver or equivalent.
- Be a minimum of 12 years old.