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Discover Scuba Diving with the PADI® Discover Scuba® Diving Experience

Have you ever wondered what it is like to breathe underwater? If you are curious but not quite ready for the full certification course, taking the plunge with PADI® Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. While not an actual scuba certification, during the PADI® Discover Scuba® Diving experience in the pool, you will learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

The Fun Part -- There is nothing like breathing underwater for the first time. It takes a little getting used to, since human beings were not designed to breathe underwater. But, after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the PADI® Discover Scuba® Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It is all fun.

What You Will Learn -- You learn the basics needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI® Professional. The first thing you will learn is that you really can breathe underwater. You will also:

  • Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it.
  • Find out what it is like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there.
  • Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step.

The Scuba Gear You Use -- All of the equipment that you will need is included in a PADI® Discover Scuba Diving experience. You will use the basic scuba gear including mask, snorkel and fins, buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply.

The Learning Materials You Need -- Just your willingness and undivided attention.

Prerequisites -- To take the PADI® Discover Scuba® Diving Experience, you must be at least 10 years old.

Your Next Adventure -- Once you complete a PADI® Discover Scuba® Diving Experience, you will want to check out the PADI® Open Water Diver certification class. PADI® Discover Scuba® Diving Experience counts towards your PADI® Open Water Diver certification. We will credit $25.00 towards your PADI® Open Water Diver certification if you sign up and complete the certification within 90 days of completing your PADI® Discover Scuba® Diving experience!