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Discover Scuba Diving in Aberdeen

Discover Scuba Diving in Aberdeen

£ 50

Aberdeen, UK

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Taster & Beginner
Family-Friendly, Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 10
Aberdeen, UK
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Firm
Minimum booking size: 1
Duration: 2 days
£ 50

Activity Highlights:

Eager to experience the thrill of scuba diving but not ready to enroll in a certification course? Our Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) course is designed for individuals just like you! This beginner-friendly experience is a fantastic introduction to the wonders of the underwater world. It’s an opportunity to dip your toes into scuba diving and explore a new realm with the comfort of expert guidance.

This course spans about 2 to 3 hours and is typically conducted on weekday evenings. Due to safety requirements, we maintain a maximum ratio of eight students per instructor.

Why Choose This Course?

  • Get a taste of scuba diving in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Learn the basics of using scuba equipment and communication underwater.
  • Practice essential scuba skills like mask clearing and buoyancy control.
  • Find out if you enjoy the exhilarating experience of diving before committing to a full certification course.

Prerequisites

  • Must be medically fit for diving (a medical form will be provided upon course purchase).
  • Must be comfortable in the water.
  • Minimum age: 10 years old.

Dive Locations

We conduct dives in various locations, such as confined water swimming pools, the sea, and a quarry. The choice of location depends on weather and water conditions, ensuring the best possible experience for our divers. The dive sites offer a range of experiences, from exploring wrecks to spotting seals and dolphins.

This Discover Scuba course will be conducted in our heated pool. After this you will be ready to join our Open Water course and explore more of the dive locations.

Why Choose Us?

Our PADI certified instructors are dedicated to offering you an unforgettable experience. We take pride in our individualised approach, adjusting the course pace to suit your comfort level. Our commitment to safety and quality training has made us a favourite choice among divers.

Key reasons to choose us:

  • We are a multiple award-winning dive centre, nationally recognised for excellence in retail and specialist training & education. Our team diligently follows PADI standards, ensuring all your training is delivered to an exceptional level.
  • Our training involves a mix of theoretical and practical lessons, and our team is flexible in accommodating individual schedules. You can expect to learn about various PADI certifications, offshore survival, underwater helicopter escape training, and much more.
  • We offer an exclusive Facebook group where members can get advice, information, and organise dive trips with other adventurers. Our aim is to create a thriving local community of divers, and we encourage all our members to get involved.
  • We offer different modes of theoretical learning: eLearning through PADI, hard copies of materials and instructor-led sessions. Our instructors are always on hand to clarify concepts and theories.

When Do The Sessions Run?

Confined water is completed during weekday evenings (Tuesday).

Where Are We?

Our classroom is based in Kinellar, Blackburn, which is a 25 minute drive from the centre of Aberdeen. We are a 15 minute walk from Archer House bus stop.

Our swimming pool is 15 minutes from the classroom.

 

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What's Included:

  • Knowledgeable PADI Professional instructor.
  • All necessary scuba equipment (excluding gloves).
  • Access to state-of-the-art swimming pool for practice.
  • Basic theory input on breathing techniques, equipment use, safety protocols, and hand signals.

What's Not Included:

  • Gloves - available to purchase.

Facilities

Car parking available
Changing rooms available
On-site shop

Frequently Asked Questions

Remember to prepare well for each dive – bring thermals, socks, a towel, and warm clothing. It’s advisable to bring enough food and drink for the day, especially if we are visiting remote dive sites.

Scuba diving requires a certain level of health and fitness. If you have any chronic health conditions, are on certain medications or have had recent surgery, you may need approval from a physician before diving.

Scotland may be small in size but the coastline offers divers some of the most scenic and exciting dives in the world.

Gullies and archways are engulfed in soft corals with a plethora of life- anemones, lobsters, skate, dolphins, basking shark, seals, Minke whales and Orca grace these waters.

The world famous Scapa Flow is also located here if ship wreck diving interests you.

No, your certification will not expire. As an PADI Open Water Diver, your certification is good for life.

If you do not actively participate in scuba for an extended period of time however, it’s a good idea to refresh your skills through the PADI ReActivate.

To view all of our courses, scroll down to view ‘other courses from this centre’.

Join the 28 million PADI certified divers across the world!

The PADI System of diver education is the most instructionally-solid system in diving. PADI courses are designed to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile. Under the guidance of your professional PADI Instructor, you gain confidence while mastering important safety concepts and skills. PADI Instructors are trained and held to diving’s highest standards, backed up by a solid, proactive quality management system.

As you progress through your qualifications you will find that they build upon each other and you may get credit towards further certifications as you grow as a diver and learn which areas of diving most appeal to you.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts