TODAY, do something for the first time; If you’ve never considered taking a peek into the exciting world beneath the waves, think again. The PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) program offers you the chance of a lifetime: a safe, fun, and easy way to try out scuba diving and add it to your DONE list of things. All that is required is a day of your time and an eagerness to explore!
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 just 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 actually coaxing them out when the program is over.
When you complete the DSD, you can continue your experience with an optional second open water dive, or continue with the PADI Open Water Course.
Please note, PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is not a scuba diving certificate and it does not certify you to dive after this program.
- Be at least 10 years old for sea dives. If the participant is between 8 and 10 years old then you should check our Junior Diving Sessions
- Be comfort in water with acceptable swimming skills
- Medically fit to dive, for safety, all discover scuba diving participants must complete a brief medical prior to commencing the dive. If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of them apply to you, as a safety precaution, a physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive, dated within the last 12 months. Click here to view the form
- Be ready for FUN 🙂
THE DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING PROGRAM OUTLINE
The DSD program will teach you the below skills during your one fun dive session.
BRIEFING AND ORIENTATION
During the briefing session, you’ll get to learn about
– Breathing rules & equalization techniques
– Equipment purpose and use
– Hand signals
– Regulator and mask clearing technique
During the practical dive (whether pool or sea), you’ll get to practice
– Breathing underwater
– Regulator clearing
– Regulator recovery
– Mask clearing
– Equalization practice
– Inflate and deflate the BCD “Jacket”
DO I NEED TO BE A GOOD SWIMMER TO TRY SCUBA DIVING?
It’s not necessary to be perfect swimmer, however basic swimming and feeling comfortable in water is sufficient to participate in Discover Scuba Diving.
Moreover, we have swimming pool try scuba diving in a swimming pool if you are not yet ready to scuba dive in the sea.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO SCUBA DIVE?
WILL I GET A DIVING CERTIFICATE AFTER THE PROGRAMME?
No. Discover Scuba Diving is not a scuba diving course and it does not entitle you for a diving certificate after you complete this program. However, you will get a Wall Certification for completion of Discover Scuba Diving program
WHY WOULD I TRY DIVING IF I WILL NOT BE CERTIFIED AS A DIVER?
It’s a personal choice and defers from person to another, some prefer to try scuba diving before enrolling for a full course to experience whether they will like diving or not, some others do not have enough time to enroll for a full course or they are in a quick trip and wish to have this unique experience once.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET A DIVING CERTIFICATE?
You will need to enroll for the first scuba diving course PADI Open Water Diver Course
HOW LONG THIS SESSION TAKES?
Typical sessions last about an hour (gear up, briefing and unforgettable fun dive) however, if you are doing your discover scuba diving in the sea, you need to add the road journey to sealine beach which is approx 65km from Doha (and hour driving)
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
The basic beach personal stuff such as swimming suit, a towel, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion and as an optional snacks and extra refreshments
DO PDC ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION FROM/TO HOTELS OR ACCOMMODATION?
Our shuttle service can be offered at extra fee
CAN I EAT JUST BEFORE A DIVE?
Yes. Actually it is a good idea to eat light before a dive but it is not recommended to have a heavy meal before a dive.
CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL BEFORE OR DURING THE PROGRAMME?
No. Alcohol is not allowed during the programme and it’s not recommended in the evening before the dive.
HOW SOON CAN I FLY AFTER A DIVE?
According to International diving rules, you can fly after 18 hours if you participate in just one dive and after 24 hours if you participate in two dives.
CAN I WEAR MY CONTACT LENSES UNDER THE MASK?
Yes soft lenses can be worn, but we advise not to wear hard or medium hard lenses, because there is a possibility to lose them. Sight under water is magnified by one third more.
ARE THERE ANY DANGEROUS MARINE SPECIES IN YOUR DIVING AREAS?
No there are not any dangerous species here in Qatar. There isn’t any diving accident recorded in the history of sport diving in Qatar with a marine creature involved.
I HAVE AN EAR INFECTION CAN I DIVE?
It is not recommended to dive with an ear infection. Drops can be purchased at the pharmacy and it normally clears out after a week.
I HAVE HAD A PERFORATED EARDRUM CAN I DIVE?
If the ear was perforated within 3 months it is not recommended to dive.
I HAVE ASTHMA CAN I DIVE?
If someone has sever chronicle Asthma and different types of medicine are taken to control it, it is not recommended to dive.
But for some one suffering from common Asthma is able to dive but it is recommended that they bring their medicine with them.
I AM DEAF CAN I DIVE?
Yes no problem, as long as there are no internal problems with equilibration.
I HAVE A PACEMAKER CAN I DIVE?
No, since little research has been done on pacemakers and diving and due to the increase of pressure while under water it is not recommended to dive.
CAN I DIVE IF I HAVE COLD/FLU/COUGH ?
You can cough through the regulator while breathing under water, if the sinuses are not blocked with mucus you can dive. If the sinuses are blocked than you will have a problem equalizing the pressure in your ears, than it is recommended to wait until your cold is gone.
CAN I DIVE IF I AM OR SUSPECTING THAT I AM PREGNANT?
No. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
WHAT IS PADI?
PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. With more than forty years’ experience, over 135,000 PADI Professionals and more than 6,000 dive centres worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere.
All PADI programs, entry-level through instructor training, fall under strict educational standards to maintain worldwide consistency and quality. PADI takes a proactive approach to, with a full-time department that randomly surveys PADI Divers to monitor PADI programs and to confirm that PADI courses meet PADI’s high standards. This commitment to a strong quality assurance process helps maintain credibility and continually improve customer satisfaction.
DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?
If you have any other question. Please feel free to call us at (974) 6608 4040, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you ASAP.