Folks, this has most likely been beat to death in other dive forums, but as an instructor, I feel this is an important event to introduce new and experienced divers to the world of Dry Suit diving.
Each year, Diving Unlimited International hosts a dry suit rally known as DUI DOG (Drysuit Owners Grou) Days Rally. It is held at several locations around the nation. For a very minimal price of $8 per day pre-event ticket sales, you can enjoy the company of several divers, be fitted for a dry suit, take a test dive in a dry suit, have lunch, earn a test diver hat, and be entered in the raffle. They even offer a public safety diver seminar as well as other dry suit seminars. Of course, you would need your own air, regulator, and bcd (though they have other control options).
Here is the link to the general info page on DUIs website. Be sure to check out the video in the upper left portion of the page. http://www.dui-online.com/dog_main.html
Here are the 2007 dates and locations:
PADI Americas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, March 10
Alabama Blue Water Adventures, Pelham, AL, *Mar 31-Apr 1
Beaver Lake, Eureka Springs, AR, April 14-15
Windy Point, Austin, TX, April 21-22
Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA, *May 5-6
Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, PA, *May 19-20
Gilboa Quarry, Findlay, OH, *June 1-3
Haigh Quarry, Kankakee, IL, *June 9-10
Ironton Mines, Cuyuna Country Mines Lake, Ironton, MN, June 16
Owen Beach, Seattle, WA, Aug 18-19
Oakledge Park, Burlington, VT, *Sept 15-16
Brownstone Quarry, Portland, CT, *Sept 29-30
Mermet Springs, Metropolis, IL, *Oct 6-7
Lake Rawlings, Rawlings, VA, *Oct 20-21
Manatee Springs, Chiefland, FL, *Nov 10-11
Clear Springs Scuba Park, Terrell, TX, *Nov 17-18
Also, for those who don`t already know, Mermet Springs in Illinois is the site where the aircraft from the movie U.S. Marshalls is located.