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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 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
Our dives include a briefing to introduce 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. 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 meeting 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!
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.