Discover Scuba Diving!
When you Discover Scuba Diving, You Discover -Excitement and Adventure – Freedom and Serenity
Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling! The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Instructor. During your adventure, you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills before heading off on an open water dive. Your open water dive takes you as deep as 12 metres/40 feet! (Of course this depends on where you dive.)
The Discover Scuba Diving experience is a great way to get a head start on your PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification. That’s because the skills you complete during your adventure may be credited towards these certification levels.
All you have to do is complete a Student Diver Record and Referral Form, which documents your achievement, and bring it to any PADI Dive Center or Resort to continue where you left off.
PADI Discover Scuba Diving ……… 2 tanks $160
Sea Ventures Requirements for Discover Scuba
1) You must be 10 years of age or older
2) You need to be able to swim well enough to be able to get back and forth easily from the boat to the dive site on the surface of the water, so about 15 ft each way. You also need to be able to maneuver your body while under water to propel and direct yourself while viewing the reef.
3) You must be in good health (if you have high blood pressure, heart condition, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, recent surgeries etc… you will need to visit your doctor to get a waiver). Here is a link to the waiver you must sign before taking the Discover Scuba Course. Please download it before arriving at our dive shop if possible.
4) You cannot dive and fly on the same day: you will need 18 hours from your last dive (approx 11:45 AM) to the time your flight takes off.
Our Discover Scuba Dives leave out of Fajardo where we have many dive sites in the 15 to 40 ft range, they are all just offshore the Cordillera reef system which consist of a chain of little coral island atolls that has lots of hard and soft corals and plenty of sea life ringing around the reef system.
Here is the itinerary for a typical morning 2 tank dive:
07:30 AM – Arrive at the dive shop, sign in, sign waivers, get 20 minute PADI instructional class.
08:15 AM – Meet your dive instructor, be fitted for dive gear.
9:00 AM – Boat departs Marina Puerto Del Rey
12:00 AM – Back on the boat to depart to Marina Puerto Del Rey
01:00 PM – Arrive at Marina Puerto Del Rey and depart the boat
**Times are approximate**
Here is the itinerary for a typical afternoon 1 tank dive:
1:00 PM – Arrive at the dive shop, sign in, sign waivers, get 20 minute PADI instructional class.
1:15 PM – Meet your dive instructor, be fitted for dive gear.
2:00 PM – Boat departs Marina Puerto Del Rey
4:15 PM – Back on the boat, time for a snack
5:00 PM – Arrive at Marina Puerto Del Rey and depart the boat
**Times are approximate**
Be sure and ask your dive instructor to fill out a PADI Discover Scuba card for you!