Learn to Scuba Dive: PADI Discover Scuba Diving
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breath air while underwater? If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a Scuba diving certification course, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. Most PADI Dive Centers offer a version of this program, either in a pool or other body of water. Aquatic Adventures Scuba Academy, a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center in Alexandria, Northern Virginia, offers the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience every month. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use many of the different pieces of scuba diving equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
Scuba Diving is Fun and Easy
There is nothing like breathing while underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to – after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It’s all fun, it is all stress free and most of all it is easy to do!
What You Learn in the PADI Discover Scuba
You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional Divemaster or Instructor. One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breath while underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will:
- Learn what it feels like to wear scuba diving equipment and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
- Find out what it’s like to breath underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
- Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your scuba diving certification course when you take the next step and enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver Course to become a Certified Scuba Diver
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving course is open to anyone who is at least ten years old and in good health. Who knows it might just open the way to many great Aquatic Adventures!