Scuba Diving for the First Time
Are you considering trying scuba diving for the first time?
Did you know that you don’t need a scuba license to experience the underwater world? We are happy to offer you a PADI discover scuba dive! This is a program designed for people who have never dived before.
It is perfect for holidaymakers that just want a taste of the diving world without too much commitment. However, we do warn you that most people fall in love with diving, and it turns into a lifelong love affair.
What do I learn when scuba diving for the first time?
The discover scuba diving program begins in the classroom. Your instructor will explain the fundamentals along with the ‘do’s and ‘don’ts’ of diving. They will show you some hand signals you can use to communicate underwater. Finally, they will explain the quick set of skills you will have to do in shallow water.
You will then be introduced to the equipment. You’ll put on the gear and try breathing through the regulator on land. Once everything is on and comfortable you will move to the lagoon, into water that is still shallow enough to stand but deep enough to fully submerge yourself.
Once under the water, your instructor will indicate for you to kneel on the sandy bottom in front of them. The instructor will perform the skill they want you to do so you can see clearly, they will then indicate for you to copy that skill.
Once you have mastered the skills you are ready to do your first dive! You will follow your instructor out onto the reef where you will be able to go to a maximum depth of 12 meters (you do not have to go this deep, if you are more comfortable shallower then we stay shallow, no problem). Then all that’s left is to do is enjoy! Watch the fish swimming alongside you, spot little critters hiding on the reef, and maybe if you’re lucky get your heart racing by spotting something big…shark, manta, or a big school of fish!
Once you have completed your first discover scuba dive, you’ll have the bug! Join us for another dive from the boat to explore different reefs and see more underwater life. Or sign up for our PADI Open Water Diver Course and get yourself certified!