Have you always wanted to experience diving without the pressure of completing a certification course?
Then the PADI Discover Scuba Diving course is the try dive experience for you. Here at Uk Diving Academy we let you discover scuba diving in one of our 6 heated swimming pools in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire.
The ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ is a one-and-a-half-hour introduction to diving. You’ll receive a safety briefing from one of our professional PADI instructors. You’ll then start in the shallow end where you will learn how to use the scuba equipment, take your first breaths underwater and do a few simple skills. From here it’s time to explore the deep end and experience of weightlessness, just like an astronaut!
While not an official scuba certification, the discover scuba try dive is a great way to get used to being in the water before you take the plunge and sign up for PADI Open Water Diver Course.
There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realise how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge for us is coaxing Discover Scuba Diving participants out of the water when the experience is over.
The fun part? It's all fun! you will learn the following skills under the direct supervision of a PADI professional:
- Learn the skills you will use during every scuba dive
- Hear about how to become a certified dive through our PADI Open Water Diver Course
- Discover what it’s like to breathe underwater
- Learn about the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy is to move underwater wearing all the scuba diving gear.
Offering first-time divers an overview of all the skills needed and the opportunity to experience what it’s like to breathe underwater, this course helps participants decide whether they want to pursue a full diving certification.
Prerequisites - PADI Discover Scuba Diving
To enroll in a Discover Scuba Diving experience,
- You must be at least ten years old.
- You need to be in good physical health and comfortable in the water.
No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.
Our experiences and courses require a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.
Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.
If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN), or your own Doctor.
You will not be able to participate in any pool or open water sessions without confirming your fitness to dive.
The Scuba Gear You Will Use
We will provide all your core scuba diving equipment during your course including:
- Mask & Snorkel
- Buoyancy Device
- Scuba Cylinder
- Weight System & Weights
- Scuba Diving Computer
- Scuba Diving Fins
- Dry Suit & Undersuit (If Required)
During your course, we will include Free rental of all of the above core dive gear items only. You will be required to collect your core dive gear prior to the open water training dives from us.