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PADI Discover Scuba Diving

What is it?

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.

Who can take part?

This session is suitable for people who are thinking about enrolling in a scuba diving course or if you just fancy having a go at scuba diving. Virtually anyone in good health who is reasonably fit and comfortable in the water can learn to scuba dive. Participants as young as ten can complete the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Session (8-9 year olds may complete a Bubblemaker session). The session is suitable for people of all ages, so if you are worrying that you might be too old to take up scuba diving, don’t be, we have had people in their 80’s give it a go. You will need to complete a medical declaration prior to your session and if you have any medical conditions that may be of concern a medical certificate from your GP may be required.

What does the course involve?

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. 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

How long will it take?

The Discover Scuba Experience is run in a single pool session. We have sessions running on a Thursday night in Harrogate and a Friday night in York, 7.45-9.30pm.

How do I book a course?

We have sessions running weekly throughout the year. Just give us a ring at the shop, drop us an e-mail or call into the shop to book your session.

Course Prices

Course Cost
Discover Scuba Diving £25 per session
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