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PADI Discover Scuba® Diving Experience

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.

The Fun Part

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! 

What You Learn

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:

  • Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
  • Find out what it's like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
  • Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step

The Scuba Gear You Use

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 Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Manual (included in the course), a positive attitude, your undivided attention, and a willingness to learn new things!

Prerequisites

To take Discover Scuba Diving, you must be at least 10 years old and complete a Discover Scuba Medical Questionnaire. Additionally we will need your T-Shirt Size and Shoe size to fit gear. (Contact the shop).

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete a Discover Scuba Diving program, you'll want to check out: Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver certification courses.

MWR Pricing

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

Discover Scuba Diving $75.00

 Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
05 Aug 201805 Aug 20180

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Mon 05 Feb 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Mon 05 Feb 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Mon 05 Feb 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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12 Aug 201812 Aug 20180

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Sun 12 Aug 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Sun 12 Aug 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Sun 12 Aug 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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02 Sep 201802 Sep 201812

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Sun 02 Sep 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Sun 02 Sep 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Sun 02 Sep 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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09 Sep 201809 Sep 201812

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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07 Oct 201807 Oct 201812

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Sun 07 Oct 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Sun 07 Oct 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Sun 07 Oct 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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14 Oct 201814 Oct 201812

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Sun 14 Oct 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Sun 14 Oct 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Sun 14 Oct 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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04 Nov 201804 Nov 201812

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Sun 04 Nov 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Sun 04 Nov 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Sun 04 Nov 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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11 Nov 201811 Nov 201812

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Sun 11 Nov 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Sun 11 Nov 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Sun 11 Nov 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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02 Dec 201802 Dec 201812

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Sun 02 Dec 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Sun 02 Dec 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Sun 02 Dec 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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09 Dec 201809 Dec 201812

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Sun 09 Dec 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Sun 09 Dec 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Sun 09 Dec 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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06 Jan 201906 Jan 201912

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Sun 06 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Sun 06 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Sun 06 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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13 Jan 201913 Jan 201912

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Certification - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Knowledge development 1 - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter
  • Confined water 1 - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 - George Washington ReCenter

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