The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program introduces people to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba by letting individuals try it for themselves. Under the guidance of a PADI professional, new divers learn basic safety concepts, put on equipment and swim around underwater in a closely supervised environment. The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program can take place in a swimming pool, protected confined open water area and at an open water dive site — anywhere an appropriate, positive introduction to scuba diving is possible.
After trying scuba, many new divers may decide to repeat the experience.
If not immediately, then on other occasions or in different areas. Others will choose to pursue certification by enrolling in a PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver course. The desired result is to excite people about scuba diving and encourage additional participation.
When certain requirements are met, new divers may earn credit toward PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver certification

Prerequisites

To participate in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, you must:

  1. Be 10 years or older.(in Israel 12)
  2. Review, complete and sign the PADI Discover Scuba Diving affirmation of risk and medical history screen (as found in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving brochure or other documents as specified by your PADI Office) before entering the water.
    • Parent or guardian signature required for new divers young than legal age.
    • If the new diver answers “yes” to any condition on the form's medical history section, the diver must receive medical approval prior to any in-water activities.

Depth ::

Open water dive — Maximum depth: 12 metres/40 feet. Only Teaching status PADI Instructors may conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program in an open water environment—including all portions of the program leading to and including the open water dive.

We will cover in the program the following topics:

– Limitations of the program
– Value of further training and where to obtain it
– Risks of scuba diving
– Breathing rules
– Equalization techniques
– Respect for aquatic life and avoiding potentially hazardous creatures.
– Hand signals.

Introduce and explain the use of a mask, fins, BCD, regulator, pressure gauge and alternate air source. Briefly go over any other equipment they will wear – exposure protection, weight system, etc.

In shallow water or water that allows new divers to easily reach the surface, help new divers put on and adjust their scuba equipment.
Introduce and have new divers practice the following skills underwater:

– Breathing underwater
– Regulator clearing
– Regulator recovery
– Mask clearing
– Equalization techniques
– Hand signals and underwater communicatio.

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