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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. The Playground Dive Shop offers a version of this program in a swimming pool.  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 THE PLAYGROUND DIVE SHOP 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 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. Don't forget your swimsuit and towel.

Prerequisites

To take participate in the Discover Scuba Diving program you must be at least 10 years old.

Your Next Adventure

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

 

  Start Date Course Max. Places Places Available   Price    
15 Dec 2018 SR 12/15/2018 8 8 -

Knowledge Development 1
Sat 15 Dec 2018
09:00
04 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Confined Water 1
Sun 16 Dec 2018
09:00
04 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi Christina

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16 Dec 2018 OWW 12/16/2018 10 9 US$ 250.00

Pool 2
Sun 16 Dec 2018
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 3
Sun 16 Dec 2018
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 4
Sun 16 Dec 2018
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 5
Sun 16 Dec 2018
13 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 1
Sun 16 Dec 2018
09:00
-540 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad Choate

Weekend Course

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20 Dec 2018 ORE 12/20/2018 25 25 -

Induction
Thu 20 Dec 2018
18:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Open Water Orientation

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01 Jan 2019 ORE 1/1/2019 25 24 -

Induction
Tue 01 Jan 2019
14:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Open Water Orientation

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08 Jan 2019 OW 1/8/2019 16 16 US$ 250.00

Confined Pool 2
Tue 08 Jan 2019
21 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 1
Tue 08 Jan 2019
19:00
-1140 minutes
Confined Pool 4
Thu 10 Jan 2019
21 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 3
Thu 10 Jan 2019
19:00
-1140 minutes
Confined Pool 5
Tue 15 Jan 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Swims
Thu 17 Jan 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

2 Week Course

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08 Jan 2019 SR 1/8/2019 8 8 US$ 65.00

Knowledge Development 1
Tue 11 Dec 2018
20:58
Confined Water 1
Tue 11 Dec 2018
20:58
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Scuba Review

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12 Jan 2019 ORE 1/12/2019 25 25 -

Induction
Sat 12 Jan 2019
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Open Water Orientation

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20 Jan 2019 OWW 1/20/2019 10 10 US$ 250.00

Pool 2
Sun 20 Jan 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 3
Sun 20 Jan 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 4
Sun 20 Jan 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 5
Sun 20 Jan 2019
13 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 1
Sun 20 Jan 2019
09:00
-540 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Weekend Course

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02 Feb 2019 ORE 2/2/2019 25 25 -

Induction
Sat 02 Feb 2019
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Open Water Orientation

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11 Feb 2019 ORE 2/11/2019 25 25 -

Induction
Mon 11 Feb 2019
18:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Open Water Orientation

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17 Feb 2019 OWW 2/17/2019 10 8 US$ 250.00

Pool 2
Sun 17 Feb 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 3
Sun 17 Feb 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 4
Sun 17 Feb 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 5
Sun 17 Feb 2019
13 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 1
Sun 17 Feb 2019
09:00
-540 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Weekend Course

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19 Feb 2019 OW 2/19/2019 16 16 US$ 250.00

Confined Pool 1
Tue 19 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Confined Pool 2
Tue 19 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Confined Pool 3
Thu 21 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Confined Pool 4
Thu 21 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Confined Pool 5
Tue 26 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Swims
Thu 28 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

2 Week Course

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02 Mar 2019 ORE 3/2/2019 25 25 -

Induction
Sat 02 Mar 2019
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Open Water Orientation

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12 Mar 2019 OW 3/12/2019 16 16 US$ 250.00

Confined Pool 1
Tue 12 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 2
Tue 12 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 3
Thu 14 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 4
Thu 14 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 5
Tue 19 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Swims
Thu 21 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

2 Week Course

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18 Mar 2019 ORE 3/18/2019 25 25 -

Induction
Mon 18 Mar 2019
18:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Open Water Orientation

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24 Mar 2019 OWW 3/24/2019 10 10 US$ 250.00

Pool 2
Sun 24 Mar 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 3
Sun 24 Mar 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 4
Sun 24 Mar 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 5
Sun 24 Mar 2019
13 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 1
Sun 24 Mar 2019
09:00
-540 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Weekend Course

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02 Apr 2019 OW5 4/2/2019 8 8 US$ 290.00

Induction
Tue 02 Apr 2019
18:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Confined Pool 1
Tue 09 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Knowledge Dev 1
Tue 09 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Knowledge Dev 2
Tue 09 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Confined Pool 2
Tue 16 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 3
Tue 16 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 4
Tue 16 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Final Exam
Tue 23 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Knowledge Dev 3
Tue 23 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Knowledge Dev 4
Tue 23 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Knowledge Dev 5
Tue 23 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Pool 5
Tue 30 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Swims
Tue 30 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

5 Week Session

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02 Apr 2019 ORE 4/2/2019 25 25 -

Induction
Tue 02 Apr 2019
18:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

Open Water Orientation

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09 Apr 2019 OW 4/9/2019 16 16 US$ 290.00

Confined Pool 1
Tue 09 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 2
Tue 09 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 3
Thu 11 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 4
Thu 11 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 5
Tue 16 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Swims
Thu 18 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Instructor(s): Bill FellerCathi ChristinaTad ChoateBrian MeinershagenDewayne DuhonDoug GeorgeDuane NewmanJeffrey WhiteJennifer FellerKrista BlockNicole Richardson

2 Week Course

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