Dry Diving & PADI Chamber Awareness Specialty Course

Dry Dives

A diving accident can result from a diver’s inability to handle nitrogen narcosis. If a new diver experiences nitrogen narcosis then they can panic and risk Decompression illness caused by a diving accident. A dry dive in our recompression chamber can prepare a diver mentally for what can happen underwater.

Dry diving is also designed to familiarise divers to the hyperbaric facilities available, the procedures, knowledge, problems and hazards associated with a recompression chamber.

Dry dives are open to any interested qualified diver, dive club and professionals. Dry dives are run as a chamber awareness specialty course, however it is up to each diver whether they wish to receive the PADI certification at an extra cost (see below for full course details).

Ordinary dry dives do not come with any certification. To experience the dry dive and gain certification, please see details of our PADI Chamber Awareness Specialty Course below.

What is a Dry Dive?

Dry diving is a fun and safe way to experience nitrogen narcosis at 40m for the first time. A recompression chamber is the perfect environment to test a diver’s ability at depth and simulate the diving experience in a safe and water-free environment. Tasks are performed by the divers to test the level of their impairment caused by narcosis.

PADI Chamber Awareness Specialty Course

This course provides the experience of the ordinary Dry Dive but also comes with certification.

Pricing, Booking and Further Questions

Dry Dive Costs

A deposit is to be paid when booking with the remainder amount to be paid on the day.

There is a full refund if we have to cancel the course due to an incoming emergency.

  • Dry Dive
    No certification included.
  • PADI Chamber Awareness Specialty Course
    Comes with PADI speciality certification

For further details and to make a booking for one of our chamber dives please contact us on 020 8539 1222 or complete the form here:

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