You love the ocean and enjoy snorkeling. Sometimes, though, you wish you could get a little closer to the reef and all the fish, and you could do with a less less salt water in your snorkel. You've heard that it takes a few days to get your scuba certification, and you're just not sure you're ready to take such a big step. What options do you have?
Have no fear, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is here! In the same way that you can take a car out for a test drive before you buy it, you can try out scuba diving before pursuing your certification course. The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is a half day course that introduces you to the underwater world while also teaching you about equipment and basic underwater safety skills. You get to experience a real dive, like certified divers do, all under the supervision of a PADI instructor to ensure your safety and comfort.
At Roatan Divers, our typical PADI DSD program looks like this:
1. Your instructor explains the essentials of what you need to know about scuba diving, your equipment and some basic scuba skills. You'll also watch a short PADI DSD video to help you visualize your underwater experience.
2. Now it's time to start blowing bubbles! You'll enter shallow water with your instructor for some underwater skills practice. We normally do this in beautiful Half Moon Bay, located right next to the dive center, where you can get comfortable with your scuba diving gear and practice what it will be like diving in open water.
3. You've built up some confidence, and now you're off to do a dive to maximum 12m/40ft in the Caribbean Sea. Your instructor will evaluate the weather and water conditions and select a dive site that's just right for your experience. We have over 30 dive sites within a 10 minute boat ride from the dive shop, so there are a ton of possibilities!
When you embark on your PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you will always have your experienced PADI instructor with you to help things go smoothly, and to allow you to have the best experience possible as you dive and explore the healthy, vibrant Mesoamerican reef.
If you enjoyed your PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience and want to dive some more, then let us know and we can arrange additional DSD dives with your instructor! And if you're hooked on diving and are ready to further your skills and education, then the PADI Open Water Diver course is for you. Please contact us if you have any questions or are ready to get started on your scuba diving adventure, and let us help you plan the experience of a lifetime!