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TRY IT OUT FIRST Blowing Bubbles Underwater!

PADI Discover Scuba® Pool Experience

Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to make the commitment to a full certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. DIVERS WEST offer a version of this program, in a pool, under professional supervision, so you can put on some scuba gear and blow some bubbles under water! While not the actual PADI Open Water Diver certification course, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you'll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

Only $150 to try the Discover Scuba-Pool Experience

Includes: Materials, instruction, pool, and scuba equipment. Please call to schedule.
If after your scuba experience, you want to go all the way with us, we'll give you $50 credit towards our full classroom course of the PADI Open Water Diver Certification. (Full course must be taken within 3 months of completing DSPE to receive credit.)

$25 off per diver group discounts for 4 or more at sign up
Having a pool party this summer? Why not a Discover Scuba Pool Party? Please call for details.
Please remember, this is NOT the PADI Open Water Diver Certification course.
($50 course credit applies to full classroom course, not eLearning, partial, or course referrals.)

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 DIVERS WEST is coaxing Discover Scuba Diving participants out of the water when the program is over. The fun part? It's all fun! Plus, if your Discover Scuba Diving program includes an optional scuba dive in open water, your experience may count toward PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification, putting you a step ahead of the game when you decide to go for it. Additional fees will apply for Open Water Dive.

What You Learn

You will learn the basic skills needed 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 scuba 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) that carries your weights and 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.


To take participate in the Discover Scuba Diving program you must be at least 12 years old, a be in generally good health.

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete a Discover Scuba Diving program, you'll want to check out our Open Water Diver certification courses. This will allow you to scuba dive anywhere in the world, without the supervision of a professional.