About the Course
Learn How to
Use scuba gear
Use hand signs to communicate
Perform basic scuba skills
If you’re interested in scuba diving, but unsure if you want to enrol in a scuba certification class, Discover Scuba Diving is the perfect way to test the waters. In a very short time, you’ll learn basic scuba skills and take your first breaths underwater.
Take This Course If You Want to
Find out if you like scuba diving
Connect with the underwater world
Take your first breaths underwater
Decide if you want to be a certified diver
How to Try Scuba Diving
To prepare for your Discover Scuba Diving experience you will use PADI DSD eLearning. Using a computer or mobile device you will learn diving safety fundamentals before you get in the water.
eLearning time commitment: 20 - 30 min
AT THE DIVE CENTRE
With Your Instructor
One of our PADI Professionals will fit you with scuba gear and explain how to use it. In a pool, you’ll practice basic diving skills followed by a little free time to play underwater.
Prerequisites: medically fit for diving
Time commitment: 2 hours total
1 hour in water
Minimum age: 10 years or older
Start your journey and begin a lifetime of discovery.
Join the UK's largest dive community.
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.
Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.
If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).