Try diving with the PADI

Discover Scuba Diving Course

Have you always wanted to Try Diving and wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?
If you want to Try Diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, then the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is the one for you.
What's more if you book onto our
PADI Open Water Course within 1 month of doing this experience we will refund £25 against the Open Water Course.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

The Discover Scuba Diving experience is undertaken in our heated pool Nr Chichester, West Sussex and takes around 45min.
Whilst not a scuba certification, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to become an explorer of the underwater world. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health and be comfortable in the water.

During the Discover Scuba Diving experience you learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive, under the direct supervision of a qualified PADI Professional.

You will:

  • Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive.
  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
  • Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.
  • Have fun swimming around and exploring.
  • Hear about becoming a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course.

Are you ready to try diving?
When you are go to out
online shop to find a Try Diving date that suits your availability, if you can't see a date that works for you give us a ring on 01243 202200 and we will schedule a course that fits both our Diarys.
We run our DSD's on most Saturdays at the
Great Ballard School, Eartham, Nr Chichester starting at 1345hrs.

Try Diving
Available on most Saturday afternoons.
Book more than one course to recieve a discount

2 Courses £3pp discount.
3 Courses £7pp discount.
4 Courses £10pp discount.

To make a purchase you will be redirected to our on-line shop.

Once you have made your course purchase you can begin the learning process by viewing the Course Video.

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Dive Centre

51, Wellington Gardens,
West Sussex,
PO20 0RF.

Landline. 01243 202200
Mobile. 07534 911228

Proud sponsers of Dive Project Cornwall

Educating children to protect the environment through experience.

Covid-19 Information (Feb 2022).

Keeping you safe...

Our first consideration as always is your safety, in an effort to ensure this all our training will be undertaken in line with the industry best standards.

  • Out training group sizes will be strictly limited to 4 students and two PADI professionals.
  • All equipment will be washed, sterilised between uses and stored in a well ventilated area for at least 36hrs before re-use.
  • If you are undertaking a course that takes more than one session your equipment will be issued to you at the start of the course and you will be asked to keep it and care for it between sessions, thus eliminating any chance of cross infection.
  • Unfortunately numbers in our pool facility and at dive sites are strictly limited at this time to allow for social distancing therefore may not be possible to allow spectators.
  • All students will be expected to observe social distancing, unless from the same cohort.
  • Divers are asked NOT to clear masks by spitting, anti fog will be supplied free of charge at out sanitising station.
  • All entry level courses booked after the 18th of April include a brand new diving mask and where required snorkel for you to keep again ensuring you are the only person using your equipment.

At Sussex Diving & Leisure we offer a full range of courses for Children and Adults alike, from total novice to professional level, including First Aid and Manual Handling training.
We specialise in Children's diving courses and have a monthly Diving club to engage young minds, we are also able to offer private courses for those who are insecure or just want some privacy.
Not sure if diving is for you? No problem we run informal taster sessions (Try Dives) most weekends at our private heated pool in Eartham, Nr Chichester and we will be happy to let you try diving without committing to a full course, If you do decide you like it and want to go further then, we will give you your money back when you purchase our premium option, if its not for you then all you have lost is the small fee and an hour of your time.
We offer staged payment terms on most of our courses, 1st payment when you register, 2nd payment just before your first pool session and the final payment when we go to the open water site.
At Sussex Diving & Leisure we offer a full range of PADI diving courses in West Sussex & Hampshire covering Selsey, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Petworth, Midhurst, Petersfield, Arundel, Littlehampton, Wittering, Bracklesham, Emsworth, Havant and Worthing area's.

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