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Cold Water Diving

drysuit specialty course …is Fun, Being Cold While Diving is Not!

As winter approaches and I talk about scuba diving here in Vancouver, people shiver slightly and stare at me wide-eyed in disbelief. “How on earth can you handle the cold?” they ask. “I wear a dry suit.” I reply nonchalantly.

For those of us who have grown up in British Columbia, we are used to swimming in the chilly waters surrounding us. That being said, even the toughest people can get cold when plunging beneath the surface. This is why come winter, most people have converted to dry suit diving.

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