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DISCOVER SCUBA Discover life underwater.

PADI Discover Scuba® Diving Experience

The Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI professional in the pool. During your session, you will master some basic concepts and scuba skills, all while having a great time.

Discover Scuba Diving

The Fun Part

When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program, you discover excitement and adventure, freedom, and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling!

What You Learn

You'll learn some basics about diving, including how to communicate, be helped into gear, and take your first breathes underwater. Then you'll get to experience swimming on scuba, be introduced to a few skills, and have a great time exploring the pool with one of our PADI pros.

The Scuba Gear You Use

All the equipment you will need is included in a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You'll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask, fins, a buoyancy control device that carries your weights and scuba cylinder, regulators to breathe from, and a submersible pressure gauge. All you need is your towel and a bathing suit.


What to bring

Stop by the shop to pick up the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Participant Guide as soon as you can! The paperwork inside the guide needs to be completed in person at least one week in advance of the pool session.


To take participate in the Discover Scuba Diving program, you must be at least 10 years old and complete the required paperwork.

Your Next Adventure

Most participants in the DSD quickly sign up for one of our Open Water Diver certification courses. If you sign up with us we will credit you the cost of the DSD program towards your Open Water Diver certification!