What is a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience?
This is for complete beginners, although many choose to repeat the experience several times. This is a non certification experience program, over approximately 3 hours your PADI pro will take you through the basics of your equipment, safety protocols and some shallow water skill practice, before heading off for an Open Water dive on the house reef, warning, this may change your life! Participants must be 10 years or older, if between 10 and 18 years old, a parent or guardian must be present during the briefing.
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience (known as DSD) is an introduction to scuba diving. PADI’s DSD provides you with the theory and knowledge you need to be comfortable and safe while scuba diving for the first time. Your DSD may take place in a swimming pool or in another body of calm water (lake, quarry, etc.). You can also opt for an additional dive in the ocean in some seaside areas.
PADI’s DSD experience has been the gateway to scuba diving for thousands of divers, and it could be for you too! Once you have completed your DSD and feel reassured that scuba diving is for you, you are ready to begin your journey from DSD to Open Water Diver – and with a DSD already under your belt, some advantages go with it.
Progressing from DSD to Open Water Diver
The DSD can be conducted as a standalone experience (great for those wanting to check diving off their bucket list) or a gateway to the PADI Open Water Course. For this reason, it is a good idea to let the dive center or instructor know when you book your DSD that you are interested in potentially taking the Open Water Course afterward.
When taking a DSD to complete the Open Water Course later, your DSD will be conducted so that it counts as the first confined water session and first open water dive required for the Open Water course. To fully understand what this means, it helps to understand the open water course components (next).
The PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide, and it’s your ticket to a lifetime of scuba diving adventures. Once you have completed your Open Water Diver certification, you’ll be able to go diving with a buddy anywhere in the world.
This activity is not recommended for children under 10 years old. Hotel pick up/ drop off and Gear Rental is not included that can be added by clicking the ‘package’ + button at the booking section. PADI eLearning theory valued 5000 Pesos is necessary that must be paid and completed before starting inwater training directly at the dive shop.
Booking must be made 2 days before the tour.