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PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.

While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll 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 very first time. It takes a little getting used to –after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It’s all fun!

Plus, you can get credit! If your Discover Scuba Diving program includes an actual scuba dive in open water, your experience may count toward PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification, putting you a step ahead of the game when you decide to go for it.

What You Learn

You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will:

  • Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
  • Find out what it’s 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 the equipment you will need is included in a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. For the sea option, you will also wear a 7mm wetsuit, hood, boots and gloves and a weight system.

The Learning Materials You Need

  • Just your willingness and undivided attention


To take Discover Scuba Diving, you must be:

  • At least 10 years old
  • Doctors certificate if you have a medical condition

PADI Discover SCUBA Diving – Pool Option

A little nervous or a bit unsure if you will like SCUBA Diving, then you can do a ‘Try Dive’ in the safe and easy confinement of a swimming pool.
You’ll experience how it feels to breathe underwater and swim around in this new 3-D environment. Once you realise how easy it is, you’ll be hooked and eager to take the next step!

Duration: 1 1/2 Hrs
Cost £35pp

Discover SCUBA Diving – Sea Option

Have the full experience with a supervised shallow Dive with an Instructor who will give you a guided underwater tour around a local Bay. Not only will you have an exciting first SCUBA experience, but you will also be introduced to some of Pembrokeshire’s unique wildlife.
This is a 3 part experience. Firstly you will learn some basic theory, then you will learn some basic safety skills in very shallow water, and finally a guided dive with the Instructor.

Duration: Approx half day
Cost £125 pp