Discover Scuba

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, the PADI Discover Scuba class will let you try scuba to see if you like it. Scuba Shack offers you this opportunity with advanced registration.

While not an actual scuba certification, during the PADI Discover Scuba 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.

This is an experience program. If you sign up for the full PADI Open Water Diver course within 30 days, we’ll apply the fee you paid to Scuba Shack towards the full PADI Open Water Diver course.

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 program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It’s all fun!

What You Learn
You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a Scuba Shack assistant instructor or instructor. 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 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.

The Learning Materials You Need

  • Discover Scuba Booklet
  • And your willingness and undivided attention

To take Discover Scuba, you must be at least 10 years old, and you must complete a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Participant Statement and Medical. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you’ll need to check with your personal physician prior to trying scuba diving.

Call Scuba Shack for pricing and availability.

Your Next Adventure
Once you complete a Discover Scuba program, you’ll want to enroll in the Open Water Diver certification course.