PADI Dry Suit Speciality

Dry Suit Certification Course

PADI Dry Suit course in Iceland!

This PADI Dry Suit Speciality course starts with a theory session in the morning. We then complete a training session where we practise the skills in confined water. Finally we do two open water dives to complete the course.

Please note that this course does not include diving the Silfra Fissure, as it is not allowed to teach courses in Silfra.  After successfully completing this course you will be able to join our Diving in Silfra tour. We recommend upgrading to our 2-day package to include diving in Silfra on a discounted price. 


  • Complimentary pick up from all major hotels, hostel and guesthouses in Reykjavík
  • PADI Dry Suit Specialty Certification Card
  • Theory session with experienced PADI Instructor
  • 1 confined water session
  • 2 Open Water dives
  • All dive equipment needed
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • Drop off at your hotel/hostel in Reykjavik


  • Warm socks 
  • Warm undergarments
  • PADI or equivalent qualifications
  • Dry Suit Manual or purchase as extra
  • A change of clothes (just in case)
  • Towel
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Price from 59.990 ISK Pick-up is available from all major hotels, hostels and guesthouses in Reykjavík. Excited? Book Now!
Duration9-10 hours
Disclamer Please read our disclaimer

Availability: May to October only. This course requires two dives to be done in one day which is not always possible in the winter months.

Requirements: A minimum age limit of 18. Your PADI Open Water diving certification or equivalent from any recognised diving organisation. In order to participate in this course, you will also need to complete a PADI medical form, if you have any concerns about this prior to the course please ask us for a copy before committing to the course.

Difficulty: Demanding. 

Excluded: The PADI Dry Suit Speciality Manual is excluded from the course price and costs ISK 4.990,- extra.
To save time study it and fill out the Knowledge Reviews in the PADI Dry Suit Speciality Manual before the course.

Please bring: Your PADI Open Water diving certification or equivalent from any recognized diving organization, without your certification, you are not allowed to dive. Please bring warm long underwear and thick socks to wear under the dry suit. A spare set of clothes is also recommend.

Itinerary:  On day one you will take the PADI Dry Suit Specialty course by a knowledge development session, a confined water training dive and then graduate with two dives in open water. This will be approximately a 9-10 hour day and end up with a PADI Dry Suit Specialty Certification if you are successful on the course. Pick up and drop off from Reykjavík is included.

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of our experience

We've been around for decades and our experience will ensure that you get the best possible bang for your buck.

Our guides go through extensive training and make sure you feel safe and comfortable at all times.

We're part of Arctic Adventures, your adventure tour operator in Iceland since 1983. That's why you can easily combine our tours with various activities.

PADI Dry Suit Speciality 59.990 ISK
  • "Outstanding Dive"

    Dove Silfra with these folks; was one of my top 3 dives ever (in 30+) years of diving. - Pickup was on time. Drive (40 minutes or so) was comfortable and interesting. - Staff (Mike & Joe) were friendly, knowledgable, and extremely helpful. Very professional but still made it fun. - Dive was everything we had expected and more (and we flew 3000 miles for this, so expectations were already high). - Equipment was in great shape; stayed dry and warm, never noticed the cold. Drysuit was a little snug, but I'm a big guy. When you book, there's a form online to provide your measurements. Be specific, it matters. They put together the gear based on what you tell them, so use current measurements & be accurate. I didn't see any spare suits or thermal gear, so if what they brought hadn't fit I suspect I'd have been out of luck. I'm an experienced drysuit diver, the other 3 in our group had never been in one. No problems. Also worth mentioning a previous group showed up with their own drysuits and thermal garments, which weren't adequate to the cold. If you're bringing your own stuff, you might want to check ahead to make sure it'll do. - Briefing was great, felt like I was well prepared. One dive, 40 or so minutes long. It's a hike from the gear up location to the entry, and more so coming back. It was 100 meters or so walking to the entry, and probably 300 coming back. Be prepared for this; its in full gear, carrying your fins and mask. With the weight harness, integrated lead in the BCD, and steel tanks, it comes out to something like 50 pounds. - Would absolutely recommend this dive and this tour group.

    Maladryne, Kentucky

  • “Amazing experience! The most beautiful dive in the world.”

    Diving in Silfra was a unique diving experience. The light, colors and rockformations under water is so spectacular. The dive crew at Dive Silfra, Fee and Hodei, was very helpfull and made us feel comfortable despite the heavy equipment and cold water. They had a good sense of humor and were very professional. Best dive guides ever! Thank you for an amazing experience.

    Sofie C

  • “Once in a lifetime”

    My husband and I dove with Dan during the last day of our Icelandic road trip- and what a way to end! Neither of us had drysuit experience, and I had a lot of difficulty with buoyancy at first, but Dan was incredibly patient and supportive. The visibility was unbelievable! Although there's no sea life, the colors are unlike anything I've seen on any other dives. It's a must-do for any diver! Thank you for such an out-of-this-world experience!

    AmberSoutra, Brooklyn