SDI Scuba Discovery Program
For those who want to test the waters and try scuba, this is the course for you! The SDI Scuba Discovery Program gives you a glimpse of what you can expect to experience in the underwater world as well as what you could expect to learn in the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course. During this experience program, you will go through the basic safety procedures for enjoyable scuba diving under the watchful eye of an active SDI Instructor.
You will learn skills such as equalizing your ears, buddy checks, basic buoyancy control, underwater communication, and more. You will also be given an introduction to basic scuba equipment followed by an underwater tour in the local pool or aquatic environment.
Who is suitable for this course:
Those who would like to experience the underwater world
Those who would like an introductory course to scuba diving prior to enrolling in the Open Water Scuba Diver course
Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
Demonstrate adequate swimming skills and in-water comfort
What you can expect to learn:
During this program the following topics will be covered… and more!
The aquatic environment
Marine life expected to encounter at the dive site
Basic overview of physics/physiology and how it relates to diving
Scuba equipment assembly
Taking the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course
Some of the in-water skills you will perform include:
Weight removal at the surface
Ear clearing and equalization
Buoyancy compensator device (BCD) use
Controlled ascents and descents
Breathing, clearing, and recovery
Underwater swimming: proper use of fins
Use of gauges
If you enjoy this experience then the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course is your next step!
What’s in it for you?
Introduction to dive planning, equipment setup and donning, skills and knowledge to complete dives
Unique underwater experience under the watch of an active SDI Instructor
SDI Scuba Discovery program minimum requirements:
Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution