Grab a gift voucher for a PADI discover scuba diving try dive! We'll post a voucher to your delivery address, and then the lucky recipient can just get in touch with us to book their session.
Just imagine - you put your face in the water and see all the marine life. There's fish swimming, starfish making their way across the rocks and crabs darting in and out of their hiding holes. This is the point where, when snorkelling, you'd swim on by. But wait, we start going a little deeper in the water and you get a closer look at all this activity!
The joy of SCUBA is being able to stay underwater. Sounds really obvious, but until you've tried it then it's hard to explain just how much changes everything!
- Small groups - no more than 2 students to 1 Instructor so you get more Instructor time for the best learning environment and more time exploring during your dives!
- No hidden costs - every piece of equipment you need to use is included in the price, so no surprises!
- Top quality gear - Brand new Scubapro dive equipment for you to use throughout your experience for your comfort and safety!
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is the best way to give SCUBA a go for the first time.
You just meet us at the shop for your adventure, and we'll choose the best location on Waiheke that we can considering the weather that day!
With your PADI Instructor, you'll have a chat about what you're likely to see, go through a thorough safety briefing and they'll demonstrate how the equipment all works. Together you'll then enter the water for your first experience of breathing underwater!
In super shallow water you'll run through some basic skills all designed to keep you comfortable, and then together you'll explore and see what can be found! Be warned though - this is a super addictive activity! Just ask your diver pals how many got hooked from a try dive...
If you have a buddy that's booked on too then awesome! If not, you'll either be buddied up with another participant or you might even get the Instructor all to yourself if you're lucky!
Discover Scuba Diving takes about 4 hours from start to finish.
Simple & easy. Just like diving should be!
Why explore with us?
We really believe that the Discover Scuba Diving program is best enjoyed in very small groups, with maximum input from your Instructor. That's why, with us, you'll never have more than 2 try divers in the water with any 1 Instructor.
Each session can take up to 4 divers and we take turns, with 2 in the water at any one time. If you're a group of more than 4, then no problems - just get in touch to let us know your requirements.
Simply book online, and soon after you'll get a confirmation email from the team along with some specific info. You'll need to give us a little info about your sizes for the equipment, and let us know if you have any specific requirements (if you're super nervous, then just let us know so we can give you some extra advice).
You must have checked through the medical form and obtained medical clearance (only required if you need to answer "yes" to one or more of the questions) before your activity starts, or else you won't be able to take part. Click here to download the PADI Medical Form.
You also must complete the appropriate liability release forms - we'll do these in store.
Please note that all divers must be aged 12 or above, and for anyone under 18 we need signed, in person, parental or guardian consent.