Discover Scuba Diving

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PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

Through the 2012 -2013 season Dive Zone Bay of Islands will be taking literally hundreds of people to experience scuba diving for the first time. Why don't you join us? We will take you out to beutiful Matauri Bay and you can try scuba diving in the safety of a small cove.

You will be taken on a well supervised underwater tour just off the shore, where you'll be able to experience the weightlessness of life in the ocean and you will hopefully make friends with nsome of the underwater residents!

After the dive you can walk up the hill on the bluff , view the Rainbow Warrior memorial and gaze out on the incredible view of the Cavalli Islands and Cavalli channel. Fantastic!

Once down the hill, grab an ice cream from the campground store and just relax on the beach. What a day!

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 –after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out 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 PADI 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 typically included in a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask , snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You might also wear a scuba wetsuit or a weight system depending on where you do your Discover Scuba Diving program.

The Learning Materials You Need

  • Just your willingness and undivided attention


To take PADI Discover Scuba Diving, 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:

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