PADI Discover SCUBA Diving

PADI Discover SCUBA Diving

About the Program

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program provides an introduction to SCUBA diving for those looking for a one off dive experience, or for those interested in progressing onto the PADI Open Water Diver course. The experience makes for a great gift for those who want to try something new, or who may be interested in taking up diving in the future.

During the experience, you’ll learn about the equipment we use to go diving and some basic dive skills. You’ll then get to experience what it’s like to breathe underwater under the supervision of one of our instructors.

Program Outline

The program is broken up into 2 core stages, with an optional third stage, undertaken one after the other. Click through below to get more details on each of the stages.

Knowledge Development

Before you jump in, your instructor will conduct a knowledge development session with you to introduce you to the equipment you’ll be using, the important diving rules, how you’re going to communicate underwater and the skills you’ll learn during this program.

Typical time commitment: 1 hour

Confined Water Dive

The dive is all about giving you a great experience so you can get a feel as to what it’s like to scuba dive. Your instructor will teach you a couple of skills, but for the most part you’ll get to experience what it feels like to be weightless and breathe under the water.

Typical time commitment: ½ day

Open Water Dive (Optional)

The open water dive is a completely optional dive, but is great if you also want to explore a dive site. Your instructor will guide you around the dive site under their direct supervision, and show you some of the amazing things there are to see underwater.

Typical time commitment: ½ day

Pricing Options


The solo package includes private tuition, one-on-one with your instructor. You can choose when and where you’d like to do the experience, and we’ll make it work.

from $300


Great for mates and couples looking to do the experience together. We will work with you both to tailor the experience to you. 2 students are required for this experience to run.

from $175pp


This package is great if you’re on your own and looking to make some friends, or for a family or group of friends looking to experience diving together. A minimum of 3 students are required for this experience to run.

from $125pp

More Information

Previous dive experience and/or qualifications: None required.

Minimum age: 10 years old for confined water, 12 years old for the optional open water dive – Diving in Melbourne is one of the most rewarding places to dive, but the conditions can make it challenging for younger people. Therefore, we restrict our minimum age for diving in open water to 12 years.

Waterskills: You should be able to comfortably maintain yourself in water too deep in which to stand.

Medical fitness: In order to take part in diving, you should be medically fit to dive. As part of your booking process, we will ask you to complete a medical form. If the form indicates that you must get a diving physician’s medical evaluation, we recommend getting this sorted in good time ahead of your course, and prior to finalising your booking. We won’t be able to take you diving if you do not obtain any required approvals, and your deposit may be forfeit. For a list of qualified diving physicians, visit the SPUMS website.

Our base price includes the learning and administrative costs of the program. There may be additional costs to consider depending on the program and your individual requirements, we will confirm these with you when you book onto the program. Find below our typical inclusions, and other costs that you may need to consider:

Package Inclusions
  • Knowledge development
  • In-water instruction:
    • ½ day of confined water diving
Other Costs to Consider
  • Optional open water dive
  • Equipment hire
  • Pool hire/entry fees
  • Boat tickets
  • Air fills
  • Travel

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