Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you'll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
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 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 coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It's all fun!
You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you'll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will:
All the equipment you will need is included in your Discover Scuba Diving experience. You'll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You may also wear a weight system depending on your needs.
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Manual (included in the course), a positive attitude, your undivided attention, and a willingness to learn new things!
If you have access to MWR facilities on Fort Belvoir, sign up for your Discover Scuba Diving course at the Benyaurd Indoor Pool for special MWR price. The Benyaurd Indoor Pool (Building 182) is located at 182 Gunston Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. Their phone number is 703.805.2620
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