PADI Discover Scuba Diver allows you to experience the thrill of diving in the safety and comfort of a local swimming pool and you’ll be amazed just how easy it is. Within a short time you will be gliding through the water with no effort and wondering why you didn’t try it years ago!
What does the program involve?
Discover Scuba Diving is run over approximately an hour during the day and is designed to allow you to have fun underwater while understanding the basics of diving safety and technique. Prior to the pool session, your instructor will give a brief “classroom” session where you will have the basics of diver safety, the skills and exercises you will enjoy and the equipment that is to be used when diving explained. The pool session will begin in the shallow end where you will be shown how to fit your equipment and practice breathing from the scuba tank. Once you are ready, it’s time to take that first breath underwater! All this happens in the shallow end so you can gain confidence quickly. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to breathe and move and in no time, you will be gliding effortlessly below the surface!
- Donning and adjusting gear
- Breathing underwater
- Swimming underwater
- Using a submersible air gauge
- Clearing water from mask while underwater
- Using alternate air source
- Hand signals
- Recovering and clearing regulator
- Inflating and deflating BCD
Who can sign on?
Virtually anyone who is 10 or older and in good health and comfortable in the water can participate in a PADI Discover Scuba Diving session. You will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire before you enter the water to ensure your safety. If you have any questions, contact your instructor who can send you the questionnaire in advance for your doctor to look over. The program is suitable for all age groups from ten years upwards.
What is included in the course?
You will be supplied with all the diving equipment required for the pool session. Only suitable and maintained equipment will be provided to all students as this not only improves your safety but will also improve your comfort and enjoyment in the water. All you will need to bring are swim suit and towel and your instructor will provide all the rest!
- All necessary dive equipment
- Air Cylinders
- Discover Scuba Diving medical statement, safe diving practices and liability release forms
- Course completion certificate
- Discover Scuba Diving skills may be credited toward the PADI Open Water Diver certification.