Discover Scuba

Discover life underwater.

PADI Discover Scuba® Diving Experience

Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. When you come for your underwater experience with us at the Ocean Life, we will bring you to our sheltered and shallow nursery reef, Newfy. Here you will be able to get a quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world with your PADI Professional with you every fin kick of the way. 


The Fun Part

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realise how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge for us at the Kilkee DIve Centre is to coax Discover Scuba participants out of the water when the programme is over. The fun part? It's all fun! Plus, you can get credit! Your experience may count towards your PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water certification, putting you a step ahead of the game when you decide to go for it. 

What You Learn

You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you'll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will:

  • Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
  • Find out what it's like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
  • Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step


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 and snorkel, fins, a wetsuit, a buoyancy compensating jacket (BCD), weights, a scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. 

 

The Learning Materials You Need To Bring

Just your willingness and undivided attention.


Prerequisites

To take participate in the Discover Scuba Diving program you must be at least 12 years old.


Your Next Adventure

Once you complete a Discover Scuba Diving program, you'll want to check out: Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver certification courses.