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. We at Bolton Area Divers offer this course starting at the Dive Centre and then completing in the local pool.
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 realise 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.
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
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. You might also wear a scuba wetsuit or a weight system depending on where you do your Discover Scuba Diving program. Ask the dive shop where you plan to take your Discover Scuba Diving program about the scuba equipment you’ll use.
How Long Will It Take?
2 hours in the classroom and 2 hours in the local pool. What’s included?
All Equipment Hire
Supervision by a PADI pro
All Course Materials
There Are A Few Requirements
To enrol in the PADI Discover Scuba course, you must:
Be in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water. You should be able to answer “No” to all questions on the Medical Questionnaire. If you need to answer “Yes” to any question then don’t worry. You just need a signature off your Doctor or one of our dive Doctors to say that you are fit to dive an then you you can join us on the course.
At least 10 years old
Have a look if we have any dates for courses coming up by viewing our calendar.