As a PADI professional, I am often asked by my non-diving friends and family about the best way to start their underwater adventures, it is important to understand the entry-level options available.
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving is a unique experience with the aim to provide a quick dive with very basic skills , it’s not a certification! However the skills can be credited towards Open Water Diver programs and you will go into the details of the scuba diving activity and will teach you how to be safe and have fun while you do it! Whether scuba diving is your life-long dream, or you’re curious to see what it’s all about, there’s an option here for you!
(DSD) is a short try-diving experience for adults and children aged 10+. This course introduces you to the basics of scuba diving without certifying you as a diver. The DSD program is a single-day activity, so is ideal for those interested in trying scuba, but lacking spare time.
The PADI DSD program typically involves a detailed briefing on the effects of water pressure, underwater communication, equipment use, and diving safety. Then, you’re ready to go!
The first session involves confined water practice in a shallow or pool-like area. During this time, candidates get to grips with breathing through a regulator and swimming efficiently in diving gear. You’ll also be shown a few simple skills from the Open Water Diver course.
When you’re ready, the second session involves an open water dive. This will take place at an easy, shallow ocean dive site – this is what it’s all about, after all!
During the DSD program, you will become familiar with the use of basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive gauges, and a scuba tank. You will also receive information about how to become part of the PADI community upon completion of the program. Most importantly, you will build the self-confidence required to fully immerse yourself in the diving world through the PADI Open Water Diver Course