Discover Scuba Diving

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? Can you imagine swimming down to see corals and fishes – and staying down there as long as you like?

While not a scuba certification course, PADI's Discover Scuba Diving experience program is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary!


What You Need to Know:
Length Prerequisites Price
3-4 hours You must be at least 12 years of age and in generally good health. Please download and review the Medical Questionnaire here (PDF).
1 person: NIS 390
2 or more: NIS 290 each





What is “Discover Scuba Diving”?
Discover Scuba Diving is a structured experience program developed by PADI, the world's largest and most respected dive training organization, designed to get you into and under the water quickly and safely with maximum enjoyment.

You'll begin the Discover Scuba Diving program in our dive center. We'll explain what you need to know about using scuba gear to breathe naturally and dive comfortably.

Next, we'll head to the beach, where it's time for hands-on with all the diving gear. We'll help you assemble your tank, regulator, pressure gauges and buoyancy compensation device to form your scuba unit.

Then we wade into the sea and you'll start learning to breathe underwater. As soon as you're ready, and still in shallow water, we'll practice a few underwater self-help skills that you'll need later on – like knowing how to get water out of your mask without surfacing – and swim around a little bit in shallow water to get comfortable. Then if everything's gone well up to now, we'll leave the shallows and swim out into open water for a real dive as deep as 12 meters (30 feet).
 
What will you learn?
You will learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional.

One of our instructors will take you through the PADI Discover Scuba Diving booklet (which is yours to keep) and review some basic diving concepts with you.

You’ll practice a few ‘skills’ in shallow water to prepare for your open-water diving adventure. These are key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.

You'll be introduced to the scuba equipment that you use to dive, and you'll learn the function of each item of gear.

During your Discover Scuba Diving adventure, you'll find out what it’s like to breathe underwater, and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear. You'll have fun swimming around and exploring!
 
You'll also hear about becoming a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course. Because the Discover Scuba Diving program is very similar to the first half-day of the Open Water or Scuba Diver course, we'll give you a credit towards the course price if you return to Shulamit's Eilat Diving Adventures within 12 months!

Is Discover Scuba Diving the same as an “intro dive”?
No! A Discover Scuba Diving adventure is very different from an Israeli intro dive and, in our opinion, much better!
  • You'll learn the basics about diving before getting in the water, using the very informative PADI Discover Scuba Diving booklet that will be yours to keep
  • You'll really be scuba diving, swimming underwater at your own pace and enjoying watching fish and corals, rather than being physically led around by your hand or your scuba gear in an intro dive.
  • You'll be able to dive together with your friends or family (up to 4 people in each group), rather than being limited to 1-on-1 with an instructor in an intro dive.
  • Your dive time is limited only by the air in your tank and not by anyone's schedule. Typically, our Discover Scuba Diving adventure gives you a full hour underwater!
  • A Discover Scuba Diving adventure is more interesting, more fun and a much better value than an intro dive.