Snorkel and Swim Programs

At Deep Sea Scuba we believe that adults and children of all abilities levels should be provided the opportunity to go places.. underwater that is!

SNORKEL/SKIN DIVER CERTIFICATION COURSE
(Introductory Experience – Beginner)

Learn to snorkel and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.

Skin diving is snorkeling while making breath-hold dives to observe aquatic life, up close and personal. It’s a great way to explore the underwater world when you’re not able to scuba dive or if scuba diving just isn’t your thing. The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you how to enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for short visits, whether you dive in a local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, at home or on holiday at a dive destination.
To enroll in a PADI Skin Diver course, you must be at least 8 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and comfort in the water. No prior experience is required.

The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you about:

  • How to choose, adjust and use skin diving equipment.
  • Basic safety guidelines for being in and around the water.
  • Snorkeling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.
  • Going on an optional skin-dive at a local dive site.

Equipment

The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you how to use basic snorkeling equipment including a mask, snorkel, fins, snorkeling vest, exposure protection like a wet suit and dive weights as needed.

Check with your PADI Dive Center and Resort about the gear you’ll need for this course and get advice about skin diving from your PADI Professional.

Getting Started

Enroll in the course at Deep Sea Scuba, and get started earning your PADI Skin Diver certification. Ask your instructor about the PADI Discover the Underwater World video and companion piece – The Snorkeler’s Field Guide. Although not required for the course, the video has great tips that will come in handy when you hit the water and the field guide covers different underwater environments along with common aquatic life.

SWIM LESSON PROGRAMS

So we partnered with PADI and Starfish Aquatics Inc. and are proud to offer PADI Swim School. Our swim lesson program is open to children between the ages of 3 years old and all the way up to adults. Parent and child classes for students under the age of 3 are also offered. The PADI swim school program works with students in their own age group and coordinates lessons at their own ability level. Whether in a private lesson setting or a group setting each student will see progress through specific lessons plans that are developed to meet their own needs. The goal of swim lessons is to not only introduce the student to the love of swimming but to also introduce them to the sport of scuba diving. Students will learn basic scuba skills as they also learn swim and safety skills. So go ahead and take the dive into our PADI swim school.”