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).

Please click the monitor image to open a video of a dry dive we did at our facility so you get an idea of what to expect.

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.