Beginner Dive / Introductory Dive
The Fun Part
There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to –after all, human beings haven’t evolved 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!
Beginner Dive – 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. 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 typically included in an introductory dive. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask , snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You will also wear a scuba wetsuit and weights.
The Learning Materials You Need
- Just your willingness and undivided attention
- To take an Introductory / Beginner Dive, you must be:
At least 10 years old and complete a medical statement and registration form.
Parental / Guardian consent is required for under 18 year olds, there is no upper age limit.
Under 10 but 8 or over? – See the PADI Bubblemaker Course
1st time divers need bring only swimming things and a towel.See the Professional Diving Schools Association, Malta Beginner Dive regulations