PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program
Who should take the Discover Scuba Diving Program?
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.
While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.
How we conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diver Program
The typical day of Discover Scuba Diving with Halocline Divers starts with a pick up from your hotel in Playa Del Carmen or Tulum area, usually between 8am - 10 am. The next stop will be picking up food, snacks and drinks. This will take place at a location where you can use an ATM or buy things which are not included.
One more stop at our trusted filling station in the Mayan jungle where we pick up the scuba tanks necessary for the diving. We give our clients the chance to see the place that fills the tanks and the air you later will be breathing.
The preferred location for your Discover Scuba experience is Casa Cenote, which you can see on the picture on top of this page. The reason we choose this particular cenote is that the place has the perfect safe conditions for your very first experience breathing under water.
Before your dive we will explain everything you need to know about the equipment you will be using and the few skills we will practice in extremely shallow water before the actual dive starts.
The duration of your dive will be approximately 60 minutes depending on your air consumption and the average duration of the entire experience will be four hours for a one tank dive and five hours for two tanks.
After the dives we will bring you back to your accommodation.
PADI Open Water Course
Who should take this course?
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
What will you learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!
Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.
How we teach the PADI Open Water Course
Halocline Divers are very flexible on how to schedule the different sessions of the Open Water Course and also where we teach them. We will adapt to your special requirements and group sizes.
Usually we teach the course in three days and the sessions are scheduled like this:
In the morning of the first day we will take care of the Knowledge Development. The length of this session varies upon your preparation before. For example you could arrive and have already done the Online Training. In this case we will only conduct a quick review, look at topics you might want to have explained by the instructor and clarify open questions you might have.
In the afternoon we will take care of the Confined Water Dives at the pool of the training facility in Playa del Carmen.
We are very gifted here at the Riviera Maya to have so many magnificent Cenotes around, so we take you to one of them (e.g. Casa Cenote) to spend the day n a beautiful natural environment. There you will learn how to apply some of the skills that you have learned during the Confined Water Sessions. We will conduct one Open Water Dive in the morning and after a lunch break will will take you on your second Open Water Dive.
During the entire day you will be with your instructor who is there to aid you where it's needed and to clarify any open points.
On the third day we will take you to a different Cenote, as they all have different characteristics. Similar to the second day we will conduct two dives with a lunch break in between.
Please contact us for more information on Advanced Courses.