Discover Scuba Diving

 

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Discover Scuba Diving and Pool Parties

PADI Discover Scuba Diving is a great way to try Scuba diving - the fun starts here!

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience allows you to find out what scuba diving is like in a safe environment under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Instructor. This lets you try it out for yourself before committing to a full certification course.

You will learn about the equipment and how to set it up, we will then kit you up in the water and let you try breathing underwater. Once you are comfortable with this then we will play some games such as underwater Frisbee or an egg & spoon race! Although this is not a certification course and there are no required skills to complete, we can take you through some of the skills from the Open Water Diver course if you want.

We can also celebrate a birthday or other occasion by throwing a memorable, exciting Discover Scuba Diving party – something really different!!

On completing the session you will receive a signed wall certificate as a memento and we will take you through the steps required to become a certified diver.

FAQ

What are the prerequisites for the experience?

To take part in the Discover Scuba experience the following apply:

·       Children must be a minimum of 10 years old.

·       Medical conditions must be met - the medical questions are on the Discover Scuba Diving Statement which can be found here. These must be answered honestly and truthfully as they relate to your safety whilst diving.

·       A parent or legal guardian must countersign all paperwork for anyone under the age of 18.

·       You do not have to be an accomplished swimmer to take part in the experience but you should be comfortable in the water.

What happens if I answer “Yes” to any of the medical questions?

The medical questionnaire is used to ensure that you are generally fit to dive and must be answered truthfully. If there are any positive answers then this does not necessarily rule you out from diving but you must receive approval from your GP. The medical questionaire contains a form for your GP to sign as well as some notes for their consideration.

Can I start the course and get medical approval prior to final sign-off?

No. We are required to ensure students are fit to dive before they are accepted on to the course and we must have a GPs approval if any conditions have been noted.

Can I persuade you to overlook this answer or give me a fresh form to fill out?

No. None of our staff are medically trained and as such are not in a position to make judgement calls on whether a particular individual is medically fit to dive. As the forms are a self-certification they should be completed honestly – if any of our staff become aware of medical conditions subsequently then they will require a GPs sign-off before allowing the student to continue with the course.

Please, please, please, can I persuade you to overlook this answer or give me a fresh form to fill out? Pretty please?

No.

Can I start the course and get medical approval prior to final sign-off?

No. We are required to ensure participants are fit to dive before they are accepted on to the experience and we must have a GPs approval if any conditions have been noted.

Can I persuade you to overlook this answer or give me a fresh form to fill out?

No. None of our staff are medically trained and as such are not in a position to make judgement calls on whether a particular individual is medically fit to dive. As the forms are a self-certification they should be completed honestly – if any of our staff become aware of medical conditions subsequently then they will require a GPs sign-off before allowing the child to continue with the course.

Please, please, please, can I persuade you to overlook this answer or give me a fresh form to fill out? Pretty please?

No.



When do you run Discover Scuba Diving?

Discover Scuba Diving is usually run at the weekend or on Thursday evening but we can also arrange sessions during the week e.g. during half term. Our regular course calendar can be found here.

How long does the session take?

Discover Scuba Diving sessions will last around 2 – 3 hours.

Where does the session take place?

We have a pool on-site in Aylesbury. This is heated so there won’t be any problem keeping warm.

What gear do I need?

All you will need to bring along a swimming costume and towel – everything else is provided for you.

I have completed a Discover Scuba Diving session – what next?

That’s great. Now you have the option of further Discover Scuba Diving sessions or you can enrol on the PADI Junior Open Water Course to become a certified scuba diver!!