Discover Scuba Dive
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater and see the magical world underwater? Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving or “DSD” is for you. Adventure Sports is PADI certified and learn the basics from us.
You will learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. If you make an open water dive, you’ll practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure.
Adventure Sports will provide all the basic scuba gear you’ll use including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges and, a tank.
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme is a short try-diving experience for adults and children aged 10 years and older. This introduces you to the basics of diving, but doesn’t certify you as a diver. The ‘DSD’ is usually a one-day or half-day activity, so it’s a great option if you’ve been thinking about trying SCUBA for a while but don’t have much time while you’re on holiday. It’s also perfect for building up confidence in the water before jumping straight into a full course.
Yes and No. Yes – in that to use the PADI standards as an example – you must be able to either swim 200m unaided, or 300m with a mask, fins and snorkel, and you must be able to comfortably maintain yourself in water too deep to stand up in for ten minutes by either floating or treading water.
And no – in that you do not have to be an Olympic athlete or even a particularly good swimmer to do this – you can float on your back and flutter your hands back and forth for an hour if that’s what it takes to ‘swim’ your 200m. The point is not that you can swim like a champion, it’s that you’re comfortable existing at the surface in deep water.
It’s NOT about the ability to swim; it’s about the ability to move comfortably through the water without panicking and/or drowning. Nevertheless, it takes a little bit of effort, and so if you’ve never been in the water before, you may need to consider this before beginning your training