Discover Scuba Diving

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About Your Experience

Have you always wanted to experience diving without the pressure of completing a certification course? Then the PADI Discover Scuba diving course is the trial dive experience for you. Here at UK Diving Academy, we let you discover scuba diving in one of our heated swimming pools within easy access from Abingdon, Bracknell, Henley, London, Maidenhead, Oxford, Reading, Swindon, Wiltshire, Wokingham.

The ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ is a one 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 safety skills. From here it’s time to explore the deep end and experience weightlessness, just like an astronaut! 

While not an official scuba certification, the discover scuba trial dive is a great way to get used to being in the water before you take the plunge and sign up for the PADI Open Water Diver Course.

What Your Learn

During a PADI Discover Scuba® Diving experience, you can try scuba diving for the first time in a pool or calm water environment.  

A highly-trained PADI® Professional will provide scuba gear, explain basic scuba diving skills and answer any questions you may have.

Take This Course If You Want to
  • Find out if you like scuba diving
  • Connect with the underwater world
  • Take your first breaths underwater
  • Decide if you want to be a certified diver
Learn How to
  • Use scuba gear
  • Use hand signs to communicate
  • Perform basic scuba skills
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More Information

  • Minimum age 10
  • You should be comfortable in the water.
  • You should be in relatively good health and fitness and you will need to make sure that you can answer ‘no’ to all the questions on the medical questionnaire, if not you will need medical clearance from a doctor.

Scuba diving requires 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).

We provide the basic scuba diving hear you need for your PADI Discover Scuba experience, including:

None, everything is included.

Frequently Asked Questions

While this scuba diving course does not require a swimming test, it is helpful if you have some basic watermanship skills. If not, you may find yourself uncomfortable in the water. If you want to be prepared, maybe take some time to brush up on your swimming skills so that you can have peace of mind that you’ll be comfortable in the water as possible.

How To Book

Enrol onto the course by making your purchase online through our website. You will then receive an email asking for some more details to get you registered and also offering some help to get you started with your online materials.

If have a question or are unsure which course is right for you or can’t find a date that works for you simply give us a call to discuss this further.

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The Uk Diving Academy is built upon four core pillars, with sustainability and conservation being central to our business and winning us our PADI Eco Dive Centre Award

We care deeply about the impact we, as divers, have on our environment. We strive to work with our supply chain and manufacturers to identify ways to improve everything from packaging to shipping to lower our own and the industry’s waste and carbon footprint. We directly support The Conservation Academy and donate a percentage of our profits to help fund the Ocean Influencers of tomorrow.

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