DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING
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Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows that feeling!
Curious about diving but unsure about the time commitment from a full certification course?
In a Discover Scuba Diving program with Ocean Adventures, you will discover excitement, adventure, freedom and serenity in a fraction of the time and determine if a full course is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DO I NEED TO START?
- Minimum age: 10
- Signed Medical Certification Statement (download here)
WHAT WILL I DO?
You will begin your experience at Ocean Adventures with an equipment fitting. You will then be briefed on basic safety precautions. The Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Professional in a pool or pool-like conditions. During your adventure, you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills and might even lead to an open water adventure.
During our journey to the beautiful island of Catalina you will learn about the different types of the marine life that you may encounter when we take our dive at Catalina Island’s famous Casino Point. Your instructor will guide you through the practice of a few simple skills, and then accompany you on an amazing journey. As you enter the beautiful kelp forests, you will see the State fish of California; the Garibaldi. You may encounter many other creatures such as bat rays, horn sharks, Pacific lobster and much, much more.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
A pool experience will take about half a day; but if you are going to the Ocean as well, reserve a full day!
WHAT WILL I NEED?
A sense of adventure and your bathing suit / board short.
WHERE CAN I GO FROM HERE?
As soon as you Discover Scuba Diving, you’re on your way to an internationally recognized certification. That’s because you may learn skills used in the PADI Open Water Diver course during your Discover Scuba Diving adventure. If you and your instructor elect to practice these skills, they may be credited toward the PADI Open Water Diver certifications.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED A LITTLE HELP?
To sign up for the PADI Open Water Course or if you have any questions, please call Ocean Adventures at 310.578.9391. Our instructors will be happy to clarify any queries you have!