What is PADI?

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors or PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization with more than 5300 dive schools and resorts worldwide with up to 70% of the worlds divers taking a PADI course when they learn to dive.


PADI Discover Scuba Diving

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The PADI Discover Scuba Diving course is a 2 hour 'taster' try dive. This is a good option for those who are undecided about learning to dive as it gives you the opportunity to experience breathing underwater in very shallow depths without commiting to a full PADI Open Water certification course. If you know you would like to learn to dive there is no need to complete the Discover Scuba Diving course and you can go straight on to the PADI Open Water Referral course which will save you days in the classroom on your holiday or the full PADI Open Water Diver course.

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving booklet and a brief try dive medical questionnaire.
  • The session starts with an explanation of how the equipment works and the most important safety rules before the fun begins with an hour in the shallow water experiencing diving for the first time.
  • Swimming kit, towel and a lock for the lockers. 
  • Now you know how safe and easy diving can be you may wish to take the next step and move on to become a PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Open Water Referral Course.
  • A simple medical form needs to be completed 
  • Minimum 10 years of age
  • 2 hours 
  • All Our PADI Discover Scuba Diving introductory try dive courses take place at Putney Leisure Centre. If you select a date from the list to the right which falls on a Saturday then the course takes place from 6 - 8pm. On a Sunday your course will take place from 6.30 - 8.30pm.
  • We typically use Putney Leisure Centre as it is the biggest and best dive pool in South West London. Occasionally we use other London scuba diving pools including Southfields Community College and Tooting Leisure Centre.



Recent Courses

This weekend Roy, Karen, Rachael and Pete completed a PADI Discover Scuba Diving course with jon. They all did really well and will be going on to complete the PADI Open Water Referral course before their holidays abroad.