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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 longer certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.

DV DIVING offer this program every week in Ards Leisure Centre on a Wednesday evening at 8pm. 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.

Our Wednesday pool sessions fill up quickly so please contact us now to book your Discover Scuba Diving experience.

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 DV DIVING is coaxing Discover Scuba Diving participants out of the water when the program is over. The fun part? It's all fun!


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! During your session 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



  • 12 years of age for those younger please see the Bubble Maker classes for the 8yrs +
  • Complete a dive medical here - if you answer yes to the any of the questions please contact the dive centre before your session


When and Where

DV DIVING offer this program every week in Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex minor pool on a Wednesday evening starting at 8pm.

Please contact us to book your Discover Scuba Diving experience here and download our diver medical form here prior to your session.

We can cater for group bookings and should you have access to your own pool we are happy to come to you. 


The Cost

  • £40 per person

*Discounts available for group bookings of 4 or more (Please contact us for discounted price)


The Scuba Gear You Use

All the scuba equipment you will need is included in the Discover Scuba Diving experience. You'll use all the basic diving 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. All you need is your swimwear and we can bring a short wetsuit for you to wear if  requested.

The Learning Materials You Need To Bring

Just your willingness and undivided attention, your swimwear and a completed medical form.


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.

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