PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience
Try Scuba Diving for the First Time
For those of you who would just like to try diving out, perhaps as a test before getting your certification, then the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is for you.
For those of you who would just like to try diving out, perhaps as a test before getting your certification, then the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is for you. After a short briefing and pool session when you are introduced to the basic diving skills, you embark on 2 ocean dives up to 12m deep under the direct supervision of an Ocean Tribe PADI Instructor. The dives from your PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience can also then be credited towards the PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver courses, meaning you have already got a head start on your certification.
Before we take you into the ocean we want to teach you a few basic scuba skills to safely be able to use the scuba equipment. This is done in a pool environment where you can stand up if you have any problems and there are no other factors such as surge or currents to distract you.
Your Ocean Tribe PADI Instructor will demonstrate the skills to you and then get you to do the skill until you are comfortable with it. Once you are comfortable using the scuba then its time to go on a real dive.
Once you have done the basic skills in the pool your PADI Instructor will take you on a short boat ride to a sheltered local reef. You will then go on one or two underwater tour dives where you can experience the magic of the underwater world whilst breathing from scuba.
If you enjoy the experience and wish to continue then the PADI Discover Scuba Diving can be used as credit towards the PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water Diver certification.
- Optional 2nd Day Discover Scuba Diving $130.00
- Ocean Tribe Long Sleeve DriQ Perfomance Shirt $60.00
- Ocean Tribe Coffee Mug $10.00
- Ocean Tribe Beer Glass $15.00
- Ocean TrIbe Thermal Cup $25.00
- Beaver Mask and Snorkel Set $100.00
- Chale Island Dives $50.00
All the equipment you will need is typically included in a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask , snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating device (jacket) that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You will also wear a scuba wetsuit and a weight system. All Ocean tribe rental equipment is from top manufacturers such as Aqualung and ScubaPro.
As mentioned previously, scuba diving is a very safe sport. However, accidents can happen even if you’re a conservative diver. Evacuation is efficient and cheap but once you reach the hyperbaric chamber the costs skyrocket. A standard treatment can cost US$3,000+ and you will probably need more than one session. We have a chamber located in the Kenya Navy base in Mombasa. They will need proof of scuba diving travel insurance before treatment begins.
For this reason, we highly recommend that you have your own cover. Your name on a valid insurance document will expedite the process. Getting verification from a general cover policy like ours will take longer. It’s essential to get treatment for decompression illness as quickly as possible.
While you might be covered on your travel insurance (you should check your policy for this and read it carefully) it is a good idea to carry specialist diving insurance. Ocean Tribe offers basic cover but in the worst-case scenario, with chamber expenses, the costs can end up skyrocketing.
We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diver Insurance. They’re all divers and have a team of diving doctors. Their advice is great and they know how to get everything arranged quickly and efficiently wherever you are. After consulting with DAN’s specialists they will guarantee payment to the hospital so you can begin treatment.
Annual insurance with DAN is great value for money. They can also supply excellent short-term coverage from 1 – 30 days from US$10 per day, US$40 per week or US$50 for 30 days. We’re a DAN partner so happy to arrange this for you. Click here to get started.