• Discover Scuba

Discover Scuba

Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. THE SCUBA SHOP offers a version of this program in our indoor heated pool. While not an actual scuba certification, 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.

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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 realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge for THE SCUBA SHOP is coaxing Discover Scuba Diving participants out of the water when the program is over. So, the fun part? It's all fun!

What You Learn

You learn the basics you need 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 equipment you will need is included in a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You'll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, and 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 Materials You Need To Bring

A bathing suit, a towel, and just your willingness and undivided attention.


To participate in the Discover Scuba Diving program you must be at least 10 years old.

Read the medical form, and if you can answer "Yes" to any of the questions, you must get a doctor's release.  Click here for form

Watch the "Youth diving" video if under 12 years old...Click here for video

Fill out "Youth Diving acknowledgement" form if under 12 years old...Click here for form

If under 18 must have a parent signature on release form that will be filled out at The Scuba Shop.

Note: Any “YES” responses on medical questionaire will require your physician to sign a PADI Medical statement form stating you are fit to dive. Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you into the water until proper documents are signed.

When We Dive

Every Wednesday at 6pm (check dates below as courses may be full or cancelled due to Holidays and Events).

Can also be offered during the week from 10 am-6 pm while staff  and pool are available (please call ahead to schedule a class during store hours).

If dates and times need to be on weekends or after hours other than Wednesdays, please call to check availability with staff for pool rental and there will be an additional  $30 per person fee. (This charge is not credited toward the Open Water Class)

Sign up for the Open Water Course within 30 days of completion to the Discover Scuba Course and apply everything but $25 towards your class.

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete a Discover Scuba Diving program, you'll want to check out: The Open Water Diver certification course.


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