Discover Scuba Diving



Your first underwater experience!

The Discover Scuba Diving program is designed for those who want to get a first impression of the underwater world and wish to discover what it’s like to breathe underwater.



While this program is not an actual certification course, it will show you how much fun it is to scuba dive.

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. 

Having your children with you will not be a problem as they can have a safe experience subscribing to the Bubblemaker package.


Inclusions

  • English speaking Guide
  • Eco-friendly cultural and educational guiding
  • All necessary equipment for the operation of the activity
  • Liability insurance
  • Taxes

What to bring with you:

  • Bottle of water (1,5 liter per person)
  • Any specific medication you are on
  • Short or long sleeve t-shirt (quick-dry if available)
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Swimwear or shorts
  • Change of dry clothes

Exclusions

  • Additional session time
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Extra Essentials (t-shirt, hat, towel)

Meeting Point: Km 49 Athens to Souniou Avenue, Anavyssos 19013, Attiki Greece

Duration
The Discover Scuba Diving program is an approximately 3-hour activity. Duration time includes instructions & briefing exploration.

Meeting details

  • Meeting point: Km 49 Athens to Souniou Avenue, Anavyssos
  • Meeting time: Upon request

Capacity

  • Min people/trip: 2
  • Max people/trip: 20

 

THEORY
In less than forty minutes you will be introduced in the basic facts of breathing and communicating underwater and in the operation of a scuba unit. Your personal instructor will prepare you for your great sea adventure!

SCUBA GEAR
Wet suit, mask and fins, scuba tank, and buoyancy control device, all geared up and ready to explore! Before you know it, you and your instructor, you will both be in the water -shallow enough to stand up- and perform basic exercises.

UNDERWATER
It will take only a few breaths underwater to feel completely comfortable. As soon as you are through some basic skills, your instructor will escort you on your first dive around, showing you the underwater hidden treasures.

DEBRIEF
After breathing for forty minutes underwater, you will ascend back to our world and return to the dive center. Your instructor will review the whole experience with you and present to you your next steps in diving education and exploration.

Can I eat just before a dive?

Yes. Actually it is a good idea to eat light before a dive. It is not recommended to have a full heavy meal before a dive.

Can I drink alcohol before or during the excursion?

No. Alcohol consumption is not recommended before a dive. It is recommended that heavy drinking should be avoided the evening before.

I participate in the Discover Scuba Diving program. What can I do next?

Completion of the Discover Scuba Diving program can be counted as partial completion of the Open Water course (3 extra days) or your Scuba Diver course (1 extra day). The skills and experience gained in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program may be credited towards these courses.

How deep do I go?

At your first dive, the maximum depth is 5 meters in groups of 4 try divers with 2 Instructors and at your second dive, your maximum depth is 12 meters with direct supervision of a PADI instructor.

What is PADI?

PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. With more than forty years’ experience, over 135,000 PADI Professionals and more than 6,000 dive centers worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere. All PADI programs, entry-level through instructor training, fall under strict educational standards to maintain worldwide consistency and quality. PADI takes a proactive approach to, with a full-time department that randomly surveys PADI Divers to monitor PADI programs and to confirm that PADI courses meet PADI’s high standards. This commitment to a strong quality assurance process helps maintain credibility and continually improve customer satisfaction.

How old do you have to be to diving?

According to local law, persons can dive from 10 to 60 years old. A minor from 10 to 18 years old will need written consent from parents or guardians to dive with us. Having your children with you will not be a problem as they can have a safe experience subscribing to the Bubblemaker package.

Is Scuba diving dangerous?

Statistics show that recreational Scuba diving is about as safe as swimming. Certainly, there are potential hazards, which is why you need training, but, like driving a car, as long as you follow the rules and use general common sense, it’s very safe.

What’s in a scuba tank? Oxygen?

Recreational divers breathe air, not oxygen. It is filtered to remove impurities, but otherwise, it’s air like you’re breathing now.

How long does a tank of air last?

This is a common question that, unfortunately, doesn’t have a single answer. People breathe at different rates, and you breathe faster when you’re swimming than when you’re resting. Also, the deeper you go, the more you use your air, and, you can get different size tanks. So, the answer is “it depends”, this is why divers have a gauge that tells them how much air they have at all times. As an approximation, a diver sightseeing in calm, warm water at 8 -10 meters deep can expect the average tank to last about an hour.

Can I wear my glasses under the mask?

No, but under the water, sight is magnified by one third more and we are only interested in seeing objects close to us.

Can I wear my contact lenses under the mask?

Yes, soft lenses can be worn, but we advise not to wear hard or medium hard lenses because there is a possibility to lose them. Sight underwater is magnified by one third more.

I am with my boyfriend/girlfriend during the holidays. I want to dive but he/she doesn’t. What we can do?

You can book the day trip for both of you. You can dive and he/she can come like a spectator or snorkeler on the boat. Check here for the price.

I am with a friend who is on the Try diving program will we be separated?

No, you will be all on the same boat. The only time that you will be separated is while you are diving during your second dive.

Are there any dangerous marine species in your diving areas?

No there are not any dangerous species here in Kos/Pserimos. There isn’t any diving accident recorded in the history of sport diving in Kos/Pserimos with a marine creature involved.

My ears hurt when I dive to the bottom of a pool. Won’t they hurt when I scuba dive?

Your ears hurt because pressure pushes in on your eardrum. In your Scuba program, you’ll learn a simple technique to equalize your ears to the surrounding pressure, much like you do when you land with an airplane, and they won’t hurt at all.

I have an ear infection can I dive?

It is recommended not to dive with an ear infection. Drops can be purchased at the pharmacy and it normally clears out after a week.

I have had a perforated eardrum can I dive?

If the ear was perforated within 3 months it is recommended not to dive.

I have Asthma can I dive?

If someone has severed chronic Asthma and different types of medicine are taken to control it, it is recommended not to dive. But for someone suffering from common asthma is able to dive but it is recommended that they bring their medicine with them.

I am deaf can I dive?

Yes no problem, as long as there are no internal problems with equilibration.

I have a pacemaker can I dive?

No, since little research has been done on pacemakers and diving, and due to the increase of pressure while underwater it is recommended not to dive.

I have a cold and a cough can I dive?

You can cough through the regulator while breathing underwater, if the sinuses are not blocked with mucus you can dive. If the sinuses are blocked than you will have a problem equalizing the pressure in your ears then it is recommended not to dive.

I just had an operation can I dive?

If the incisions have well healed and if the operation was not performed for medical conditions that will disqualify you from diving, then you can dive.

I am pregnant, can I dive?

No. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant.



 To participate requires full acceptance of regulations:

  1. Participants who have not reached 10 years of age are not able to participate
  2. Participants who have not reached 18 years of age are required to submit a statement from their parents.
  3. Valid participation is considered to be valid after it has been paid off financially.
  4. Any participant who decides to cancel/postpone his/her participation is not entitled to a refund.
  5. Participants are obliged to fully comply with the regulations set by the trainers. They are also obliged to obey the suggestions of the trainers designated by the organizer. Failure to comply with the regulations or instructions will result in the exclusion penalty, with no refund or any other costs.
  6. Participants are involved at their own risk and the organizing authority is not responsible for any injuries they may have, as stated in the statement of responsibility or here.
  7. Participants must have been examined by a physician who has judged them capable of participating in a particular experience. Medical advice must not be older than 30 days from the last day of the experience.
  8. It is strictly forbidden to dispose any kind of object during the whole experience, such as plastic bottles or any other solid or liquid food packaging material used. Disposal of packaging materials or other non-organic waste anywhere on the route beyond the predetermined, carries an exclusion penalty, no refund, or any other costs.
  9. In case of need, the trainers reserve the right to postpone the start of the event in order not to endanger the physical integrity of the participants. In very extreme conditions the trainer can cancel the event.
  10. Participant exclusion occurs for: a) Pollution of the site. b) Inappropriate behavior towards the organizing staff. c) Inappropriate behavior toward other participants. d) Non-compliance with these Regulations.
  11. The organizers are not responsible for the deaths, injuries or any damage to the health of the participants who, upon submitting their request for participation, declare that they are aware of the risks involved including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of the foregoing that their health status is good and allows them to participate, and they have recently been examined by a doctor on this subject. However, no participant will be required to submit a medical certificate. They are obliged to perform regular medical checkups in order to check their health status. The event managers disclaim any responsibility for the physical integrity of the participants, who should behave responsibly at any dangerous points on the route.
  12. Participants consent to be featured in photographs or any other media from the event, which shall be used exclusively to promote the experience.
  13. The organizers have the authority to modify the rules and regulations of the event, with no further notice.  

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