Discover Scuba Diving Leader

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See the excitement on students’ faces when you take them for their first breaths underwater on their Discover Scuba Dive! Once you’re qualified as a PADI Divemaster you can work closely with our experienced PADI Instructors to develop your teaching skills with entry level divers. Upon completion of this program, you will be qualified to take Discover Scuba Divers on their first dives in a pool or confined open water.

A truly rewarding extra for your Divemaster Course! For those completing their PADI Divemaster course with us we offer this programme completely FREE.

The Course

The PADI DSD Leader does not mean Instructor, but it does require some Instructor adjacent skills that you will find useful if you’re planning to complete your Instructor Certification in future.  The other thing to remember is that 5 Discover Scuba Diving Students count as 1 certification so even if you aren’t an Instructor yet you can still get your numbers up and be able to go for Master Scuba Diver Trainer much sooner than other new instructors.

What You Will Learn

For the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Leader internship the PADI DSD Leader candidate must conduct four separate real (not simulated) PADI Discover Scuba Diving programs (with real students), in confined water under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor. PADI DSD Leader interns must show their ability to conduct effective briefings, in-water supervision and debriefings with non-certified divers.

At the Uk Diving Academy all our Divemaster Courses include this programme as an option, without charge, as by the time you complete your Divemaster with us you are ready for this programme, to allow you to take non-divers for their first breath underwater, which we all know is a life-changing experience.

In resort environments, the PADI DSD Leader rating is a prerequisite for some positions at busy dive centres and can significantly boost a dive pro’s income.

The course fee does not include the fees to PADI for certification. This applies for both if you completed your Divemaster with us or are taking the standalone Discover Scuba Diving Leader.


The Learning Materials

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you. It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with our instructors whenever you have a question.


For the Internship you will also require a full HSE Medical.

Medical Requirements

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 Need

To take part in this course you will need to make sure you have, as minimum:

  • Fins, mask and snorkel
  • Buoyancy control device (BCD) with tank mount or separate backpack, and low-pressure inflator
  • Primary regulator and alternate air source
  • Breathing gas monitoring device (e.g. submersible pressure gauge)
  • Depth monitoring device
  • Quick release weight system and weights (if necessary for neutral buoyancy, or if required for skills practice)
  • Adequate exposure protection appropriate for our local dive conditions.
  • At least one audible emergency surface signaling device (whistle, air horn, etc.).
  • Dive computer or RDP Note: If dives are planned using the RDP, the diver must have a timing device.

During your course, we will offer equipment rental of all of the above core dive gear. You will be required to collect your core dive gear prior to the open water training dives from us.

Getting Started

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. After that, we will send you more details on logistics of your course, such where to be and when.

If you already know which of our upcoming course dates suits you best, please book this date if you are unsure or can’t find a date that works for you simply give us a call to discuss this further.

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