This two hour pool based lesson under the watchful eye of trained PADI instructors is a great way to learn the basics of this popular sport - and potentially save valuable time on holiday. Covering the basic safety and mobility techniques, the lesson will also teach breathing skills and familiarise you with the equipment. The lesson will serve as an ideal introduction for those wanting to take further PADI qualifications and additional lessons maybe booked directly with the dive centre.
Your experience begins with a poolside briefing introducing the basic principles of scuba diving safety and what you can hope to achieve from the lesson. Then get kitted out and its into the water to get used to the unusual feeling of weightlessness and how to manage the equipment. Under careful guidance from your instructor you will gain in confidence as your lesson progresses. You must be able to swim to take part but no previous scuba experience is necessary. All you will need is a swimming costume and towel - all the scuba gear is provided for you.
This experience is available in 16 locations
Your voucher is valid for 10 months for two people.The experience operates on selected weekdays and weekends, availability will vary between centres. At the Nottinghamshire location dives are available every other Saturday. At the Ipswich location, times are: 10AM-12PM and 3PM-5PM (Mon, Thu and Fri) and 9AM-11AM (Sat). All participants will be required to sign a medical declaration prior to taking part, those aged 45 years and over or with a history of heart problems in the family may not be able to take part at some locations (please check prior to booking). The experience is suitable for anyone over the age of 12. Time in the pool is around 90 minutes with a 30 minute poolside briefing, in two of the Essex locations there is a 30 minute briefing and 60 minutes of pool time. At the Ipswich location, the briefing lasts 60 minutes and time in the water is 60 minutes. At the Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire locations the briefing is 45 minutes and the water session 45 to 60 minutes. At the Hertfordshire location the session lasts 2 hours with approx. 40 minutes in the pool.