PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)

Introductory Experience

A quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. Although this is not a scuba certification course, you'll learn all the steps it takes to be a certified diver.

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

What to expect:

You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. If you make an open water dive, you’ll practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Get ready to:

  • Learn about your scuba equipment and how to move around underwater with your gear.
  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
  • Learn the key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.
  • Have fun swimming around and exploring.
  • Learn the basic safety guidelines needed.
  • Hear about becoming a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course.


  • Discover scuba diving booklet
  • All required equipment for the duration of the course
  • Cylinder rental
  • DAN insurance for the duration of the course
  • 1x Theory session
  • 1x Pool Dive
  • PADI registration
  • Light lunch (With sea dives only)


  • Minimum 12 years of age.
  • Parents to complete and sign the medical statement and liability waiver & release.
  • Full payment is required before the commencement of the course.

Aim of the Experience:

Our Discover Scuba Diving is aimed at non-divers who wish to discover the wonders of breathing underwater before committing to the full certification course. This is also a fun activity to do with family and friends.

  • We focus on personalized attention.

Two options are available:

 Discover Scuba Experience
in the pool only

  Discover Scuba Experience
with a Sea Dive

  • Theory session
  • Practical skills in the pool
  • Debrief
  • Theory session
  • Practical skills
  • Lunch
  • Sea dive from shore
  • Debrief

 *PLEASE NOTE - No boat dives on Discover Scuba Experiences.


The Discover Scuba Experience is presented at Just Africa Scuba Dive Centre in Gordon's Bay, Cape Town.

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