PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?
If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the
plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.
While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a
quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the
underwater world. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving
experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience
with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable
physical health. Are you ready to try it out?
You 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 shallwater to prepare
for your adventure. Get ready to:
-Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to
move around underwater with your gear.
-Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
-Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.
-Have fun swimming around and exploringHear about becoming
a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course.
£35 per person or enquire for discounts on group bookings
PADI Open Water Diver
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience
and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get
your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver
course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba
course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone
on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water
Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate
swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No
prior experience with scuba diving is required.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
-Knowledge Development ( online, independent study) to understand
-basic principles of scuba diving
-Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
-Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!
Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.
Planning on completing your Open water section somewhere sunny?
Ask about our referal scheme.
From £439 per person or enquire for discount group bookings
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about.
You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance
your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water
Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your
scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different
specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your
PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find
new ways to have fun scuba diving.
Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of
the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already
taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned
credit for an Adventure Dive.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are
ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course.
Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives.
If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two
more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver
You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a
long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and
Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal
with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving.
The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass
navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles,
visual landmarks and time.
The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the
adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification,
exploring wrecks and many more.
Starts at £299 per person, enquire for group booking discounts
Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging,
yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent
and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver,
knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become
a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature.
Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between
the focused learning.
PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the
Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also
need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid)
training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver
course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver
course at the same time.
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major,
using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn
what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your
knowledge and skills. Topics include:
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
Emergency management and equipment
Rescuing panicked divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Starts at £300pp enquire for group bookings
Prices start at £650
Dry Suit Diver
Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.
If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver course.
The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practice:
Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.
Prices start at £190
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.
If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course
There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. During four dives you’ll learn:
Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
Surveying and mapping a wreck.
Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.
Prices start at £200
The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.
If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.
Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:
Specialized deep diving equipment.
Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.
Prices start at £200
Enriched Air Diver
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. Note that in some regions the minimum age is older than 12.
You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:
Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
Sometimes life gets in the way, and before you know it, its been 6 months...A year...Two years before you get back in the Water. If youve lost your confidence and need a little reminder to get you started again, come along to one of our Refesher evenings, with some dry side knoweldge reviews and an hour in the pool with one of our instructors, youll be ready to get back in the water again with a new found confidence.