PADI – Discover Scuba Diving

Our try dive or PADI – Discover Scuba Diving program has been made to provide a way to try diving in a very simple and enjoyable manner but keeping the safety standards at the highest. Anybody who is comfortable enough to swim a little in pool is normally fit to try scuba diving.

The program is separated in 3 sections which are a little bit of theory to help participants to understand how things work underwater. A skill part where they learn to react to their environment in a safe and easy manner. And at last, the fun part, the exploration on a real dive site.

Simple basic theory

In order to be able to try scuba diving there is a little bit of theory that needs to be seen with the instructor. It is very simple to understand and also very short. It explain the changes that occur when people go diving underwater. It is meant to help understand the safety practices that are put in place to make sure it is safe and enjoyable for everyone.

The theory part can be started at any time with the online material.

Learning and practicing skills with the instructor

There are some skills that needs to be practice before going a bit deeper. These skills are used to overcome the little annoyance that might happen while scuba diving. They are not very common and being prepare will allow participants to overcome them by themselves with little help from their instructors.

Exploration dives in open water

Once the theory done either online or at the center and the skills completed, the fun part start. Diving over a wonderful coral reef, surrounded by fishes and colorful corals. Experiencing weightlessness and the feeling of flying in a real natural environment.

The typical flow of the PADI - Discover Scuba Diving program

The program is normally split in three sections. The first one is the theory which again can be complete right now in the comfort of your home or hotel room. The second part is the skills that has to be done in the water. This section is done on the first day in the morning or afternoon if the pool and dives option has been selected.

In the case of a pool only or a dive only experience, the program takes place in one day.

The third and last section is the diving part, which is on the second day from the beach or a dive boat.

A example of schedule for the PADI - Discover Scuba Diving program with pool and dives option

Morning AM (8:00 - 11:30)Afternoon PM (12:30 - 6:00)
1st
day

This part can be complete either in the morning or afternoon depending on the decided schedule. It do not last the whole day.

  • Paperwork
  • Forms and payments
  • Theory reviewed from self learning online or done at the dive center with the instructor
  • Overview of the equipment used for scuba diving
  • Water skills done in the pool at the dive center
2nd
day
  • Breakfast
  • Planning and briefing of the first dive
  • First exploration dive
  • Debriefing
  • Lunch
  • Predive planning of 2nd dive
  • Second dive

Prerequisites of the PADI - Discover Scuba Diving program

There are no real prerequisites other than a minimum age of 10 years for the program. Kids from 8 years old can also do a try dive as a pool-only experience.

A simple but required medical questionnaire needs to be answered to make sure participants are fit to dive. Diving is not a hard or heavy physical activity but is still a sport.

For other questions concerning the requirements, you can have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

An overview of the requirements:

  • 10 year old
  • 8 year old for pool only experience

What is included in the PADI - Discover Scuba Diving program

To make it easy our prices include all that is required for the course or the selected options. Sunscreen and towel must be the only thing you will need to bring.

  • The learning material in electronic format
  • The instructor
  • Rental of the equipment including; mask, fins, wetsuit, regulator set, buoyancy compensator, and weight system. 
  • Meals and snacks when taking part in trips include breakfast and lunch, as well as fruits, refreshments, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and of course drinking water.

Packages and options for the program

There are three available packages for the PADI – Discover Scuba Diving program. One option is pool only at the dive center, the second is a dive only which takes place either on trips or from the beach. And the last option which we recommend is to do a pool session first, then go dive in the ocean.

PADI - Discover Scuba Diving Packages Prices
The PADI - Discover Scuba Diving with pool only option1,200
The PADI - Discover Scuba Diving with 2 dives but without pool3,900
The PADI - Discover Scuba Diving with 2 dives and pool4,950
Prices are subject to changes without prior notice. We recommend contacting us directly to obtain up-to-date prices and a more personalized service.

What is important to know about the PADI - Discover Scuba Diving program

The Discover Scuba Diving program is not a certification. Divers who complete the program can do the same program again without the need to redo the theory or skills for a period of up to 14 days.

If people are unable to complete the program, minimal fees will be charge to cover for the material, the instructor and the usage of the premises. For more details you can have a look at the Booking, Cancellation and Refund Policies page.

What comes next after the PADI - Discover Scuba Diving Program

It is possible to combine the Open Water Diver course with some of the specialties offered at the dive center. You can also see what courses come next after.