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PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Introductory Dive for Beginners

Want to know what it's like to breathe underwater? Want to experience a world that most people don’t ever get to see? Discover Scuba Diving is our introductory dive course for uncertified divers who just want a taste of what diving is like. You will be able to explore the underwater world with a private instructor. No experience is needed. The course consists of a quick and easy pre-dive lesson. Then you'll be under the water swimming with the fishes in no time!



What To Expect


We do all of our introductory dives off the shore at Makena Landing Beach Park.


We offer Introductory Dives most days every week at 7am, and some days in the afternoons.


Our Discover Scuba Diving class costs $149 from shore.

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All You Wanted to Know And More

What does the course include?

The Discover Scuba Diving dive consists of a 15-20 minute pre-dive briefing that goes over some basic concepts of diving, including equipment use and four essential skills, such as mask and regulator clearing. At the surface, we'll practice breathing underwater with just our face submerged, as well as inflating and deflating our vest, or BCD. Underwater, we'll practice a few basic skills, and then go on our dive in no time! Most importantly, your job is to just breathe, kick and follow your guide. Too easy!

How many people are on the course?

Each course has a maximum of 4 Discover Scuba Divers per instructor.

Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes! The experience is best if you are comfortable in the water. If you are unsure about your comfort level, please give us a call so that we can help advise you on the best path forward.

What's the difference between a Discover Dive, or DSD, and an Introductory Dive?

There is no difference! Discover Scuba Diving, or DSD, is the PADI name for the introductory diving course for uncertified divers. It's simply a way for people to discover scuba diving without getting certified. An Intro Dive and a DSD are different names for the same thing.

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