The PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) experience is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. This expereince is designed for beginners with no prior experience. You will learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. Get ready to dive in and experience the thrill of breathing underwater for the first time!
The main prerequisite for the DSD is a reasonable level of comfort in the water. There is no prior experience with scuba diving required. The minimum age to participate is usually 10 years old.
In the DSD experience, you'll learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. This includes learning how to use scuba equipment, how to clear water from your mask, and an overview of breathing do's and don'ts.
Yes, the DSD program may include an actual dive in open water, allowing you to experience scuba diving in a natural setting under the supervision of a PADI Professional. However, this depends on the specific program and conditions.
No, the DSD experience is an introductory experience and not a certification experience. If you enjoy the experience and wish to become certified, you can continue your education with the PADI Open Water Diver experience.
Basic swimming skills, Comfortable in water, Minimum age of 10