To participate in this course:
Want to learn how to scuba dive in Cape Town but don't have the time to do a course with lessons that span over a number of days? Or, maybe you're thinking of taking up diving but you're just not sure if it’s the thing for you? If so, then the Discover Scuba Diving Course facilitated by Into the Blue Scuba Diving in Cape Town, is just what you are looking for!
Created by PADI as an introduction to scuba diving, it promises to be a fun and exciting way of learning to breathe underwater.
There are two ways of doing your Discover Scuba, either in the pool or in the ocean near Cape Town.
Diving in the pool is for those who simply want to feel what if feels like underwater with all the scuba gear on. In this option the entire experience is conducted in our swimming pool and participants have the comfort and stability of a controlled environment. After a short briefing, participants get to try out diving with the equipment in our swimming pool under the supervision of a qualified PADI Instructor or Dive Master.
The day starts at Into the Blue Dive Centre in Cape Town, where we meet at 9:15am. After registration, a PADI Instructor will give you a briefing and teach you how the scuba gear works. Then, when you are ready the fun starts as you get into the pool to take your first breath under the water!
We spend some time in the pool where we teach you a few skills, and play around under water as you experience the thrill of diving!
We start off the course by teaching you how to dive in the pool, same as in the first option. From here, we then go on to the real adventure – diving in the ocean in Cape Town!
Entering the sea from a gentle beach, we go underwater exploring and learning scuba diving around three shipwrecks lying about 5 metres deep. Sea-life love to gather around and grow on these artificial reefs – meaning you're in for a great dive! Cape Town has an abundance of sea life so you are sure not to be disappointed.
Skills that you learn in this course counts as credits toward your PADI Open Water Diver Certification, which is also offered in Cape Town by Into The Blue Scuba Diving.
We meet at the Into the Blue shop in Seapoint Cape Town at 09:15. After registration, participants watch a DVD of 45 minutes, which explains to you how to use the equipment and what you should expect during your dives. From here on we go to our pool, where the dive instructor teaches you how the equipment works and a few skills that will make you comfortable in the sea.
When you are ready, we proceed to the real fun – diving in the ocean!
Your day should finish at roughly 15:00.