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Discover Scuba Diving



ASDB offers this program either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat.

Age 10 or above, can swim and in good physical health ? Then your ready to try scuba diving.

While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. 

You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional.

 You will go over scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear and learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive in future .

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The minimum age is 10 years old in most areas of the world.

Student divers who are younger than 15 can earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification upon reaching 15.

All student divers complete a brief scuba medical questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If any of the questions apply to you, your doctor must, as a safety precaution, assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms you’re fit to dive.

Before completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, your instructor will have you demonstrate basic water skills to be sure you’re comfortable in the water, including:

  • Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel) without stopping. There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.

  • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification.

There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. People with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with more significant physical challenges participate in diving. 


Each diver must have a personal set of the learning materials to use during the course and for reference after the course.


ASDB can provide PADI Materials during the course enrollment process. 

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