PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course



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 (DSD) 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 comfortable introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.


Mission Statement:

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 we have with the DSD program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. Discover Scuba Diving experiences counts towards your PADI Open Water Qualification.

I can mention many moments that were unforgettable and revelatory. But the most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef. It’s just the unbelievable fact that you can move in three dimensions. – David Attenborough

Course Programme Highlights:

During your Discover Scuba Diving experience, Academy divers will complete the following:

Discover Scuba Diving Course Outline:

  • Complete a Discover Scuba Diving knowledge and safety review
  • Dive equipment orientation
  • Don your equipment in shallow water
  • Learn some signals and safety drills
  • Take your first breaths from a regulator
  • Descend under water
  • Build time, experience and confidence underwater
  • Complete a few key scuba diving skills

Academy Divers have exclusive access to our My Classroom e-Learning facilities alongside PADI Materials access to combine with their dive skills in both confined and open water environments.

What's Included

  • All relative PADI course materials
  • Sunken Dreams My Classroom e-Learning Media
  • Scuba Diving related training aids
  • Scuba Diving Equipment suitable for the the Programme
  • Professional Dive Instructor & Tuition
  • Liability Forms, Relative Paper Work
  • Academy Membership Update
  • Examinations
  • PADI PIC Card certification (only for ‘full’ programmes or where stated)
  • Completed paperwork and pre-dive administration
  • Sunken Dreams Member(s) of Staff Account Manager
  • Full PADI Diver Certifications

What's Not Included

For more information pleases see our Answers to Your Questions section.

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Age Requirements

Min Dive Experience

Dive Equipment

Course Type

Corporate Group, School Group, Social Club, Team Building Group, Open Class, Private Course