Discover Scuba Dive

Discover Life Underwater

PADI Discover Scuba Dive Experience

 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try a scuba dive our PADI Discover Scuba Dives based in Bristol will let you experience scuba diving to see what it’s all about. During your Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a fun, safe and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

You can now book your dive online. Just head to the bottom of the page to see all our upcoming dives, and sign up for a dive today!

 

The Fun Part

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to – after all, human beings haven’t evolved to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, you realise how easy scuba diving really is. We introduce basic skills, as well as playing some simple games in the pool to give you a great feel for the underwater world.

The biggest challenge our instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing you into the water, but coaxing you out when the dive is over!


What You Learn

Before the dive, complete the Discover Scuba Diving eLearning programme on the PADI App or website, which introduces you to the basic safety procedures and scuba hand signals, as well as showing you the scuba gear you’re going to use on your dive. You can also complete all your paperwork online, allowing even more time to enjoy the dive when you arrive at the pool!

When you arrive at the pool we introduce you to your instructor, take you through a dive briefing, and answer any questions you have about scuba. We then move onto the pool side, with time to get changed, before we help you into your dive kit in shallow water. 

In the water you learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. The first thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater! You will also:

  • 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

Plus, you can get credit for the dive - If you continue into the PADI Open Water Diver course we can give credit for the skills you’ve already covered during your first dive, and we even credit your Discover Scuba Dive cost against the Open Water Diver course! This means your first dive is free when you sign up for the full course with us following your Discover Scuba Dive.

 

The Scuba Gear You Will Use

All the equipment you need is included in your Discover Scuba Diving experience. Our Discover Scuba Dives are held in a pool so you won’t need a wetsuit, as the water temperature is nice and warm! Just bring your normal swimming kit and a t-shirt to wear in the water, and we provide the rest. All our training equipment is thouroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses for your piece of mind. 

 

Where Is The Dive Held?

Our pool try dives are held at Thornbury Leisure Centre pool on a Thursday evening from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Thornbury is a great location for your first dive, with a private briefing room where you will be introduced to your instructor and go through your dive briefing, before you move into the large heated swimming pool. We have sole use of the whole swimming pool, so there is plenty of space to explore during your dive! 

 

Prerequisites

To take a Discover Scuba Dive, you must be:

  • At least 10 years old
  • Aged 8 or 9? Take a look at our Bubblemaker Dive instead

 

Ready To Book?

Simply choose from one of our available course dates below. If you don’t see any suitable dates, please get in touch and we can try to accommodate your request. Once signed up for your dive, use the QR code on this page, or follow the link below, to get started on your Discover Scuba Diving eLearning programme before your dive!

PADI App version or PADI Web version

  Start Date Course Type Location Places Available   Price    
25 Aug 2022 Discover Scuba Dive - Thornbury Leisure Centre 0 £ 40.00

Dive Briefing
Thu 25 Aug 2022
07:30 PM
45 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre
Pool Dive
Thu 25 Aug 2022
08:30 PM
60 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre

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01 Sep 2022 Discover Scuba Dive - Thornbury Leisure Centre 0 £ 40.00

Dive Briefing
Thu 01 Sep 2022
07:30 PM
45 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre
Pool Dive
Thu 01 Sep 2022
08:30 PM
60 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre

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08 Sep 2022 Discover Scuba Dive - Thornbury Leisure Centre 1 £ 40.00

Dive Briefing
Thu 08 Sep 2022
07:30 PM
45 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre
Pool Dive
Thu 08 Sep 2022
08:30 PM
60 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre

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27 Oct 2022 Discover Scuba Dive - Thornbury Leisure Centre 4 £ 40.00

Dive Briefing
Thu 27 Oct 2022
07:30 PM
45 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre
Pool Dive
Thu 27 Oct 2022
08:30 PM
60 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre

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10 Nov 2022 Discover Scuba Dive - Thornbury Leisure Centre 4 £ 40.00

Dive Briefing
Thu 10 Nov 2022
07:30 PM
45 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre
Pool Dive
Thu 10 Nov 2022
08:30 PM
60 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre

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24 Nov 2022 Discover Scuba Dive - Thornbury Leisure Centre 4 £ 40.00

Dive Briefing
Thu 24 Nov 2022
07:30 PM
45 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre
Pool Dive
Thu 24 Nov 2022
08:30 PM
60 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre

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08 Dec 2022 Discover Scuba Dive - Thornbury Leisure Centre 4 £ 40.00

Dive Briefing
Thu 08 Dec 2022
07:30 PM
45 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre
Pool Dive
Thu 08 Dec 2022
08:30 PM
60 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre

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