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DISCOVER SCUBA Discover life underwater.

PADI Discover Scuba® Diving Experience

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. WEST SHORE SCUBA offer a version of this program, either in a pool or other body of water. You might try it close to home or even if you are on vacation in South Australia. 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.


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 realise how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge for WEST SHORE SCUBA is coaxing Discover Scuba Diving participants out of the water when the program is over. The fun part? It's all fun! Plus, you can get credit! If your Discover Scuba Diving program includes an actual scuba dive in open water, your experience may count toward PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification, putting you a step ahead of the game when you decide to go for it.


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 and snorkel, fins, a wetsuit, 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 Learning Materials You Need To Bring

Just your willingness and undivided attention.


Prerequisites

To take participate in the Discover Scuba Diving program you must be at least 12 years old.

Registration is done via each facility.  For West Shore YMCA Classes 

Please call 717-737-9622.

For the Lower Paxton Friendship Center  Please call 717- 657-5635. 

Cost is approx $30


Your Next Adventure

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

  Start Date Location End Date Max. Places Places Available  
01 Oct 2019 West Shore YMCA, 01 Oct 2019 8 8

Confined Water 1
Tue 01 Oct 2019
12:00 AM
21 hours 00 minutes
West Shore YMCA
Knowledge Development 1
Tue 01 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
-1080 minutes
West Shore YMCA

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03 Dec 2019 West Shore YMCA, 03 Dec 2019 8 8

Confined Water 1
Tue 03 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
21 hours 00 minutes
West Shore YMCA
Knowledge Development 1
Tue 03 Dec 2019
06:00 PM
-1080 minutes
West Shore YMCA

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