Learn to Dive with Discover Scuba Diving – 15 minute read

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience in Taormina Sicily

Put your regulator in, have a glance under the surface and start blowing those bubbles! Once you have experienced flying underwater, looking at the marine life below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea, your world will never be the same again. Learning HOW TO SCUBA DIVE is a great way to meet new people, you will learn new skills which can also come in benefit with many other things in life! Scuba diving is an unique experience that attracts people to Sea Spirit in Sicily each year. Another plus is that from your next holidays and travelling onwards, the possibility to discover the underwater world will be on your to-do list as well!

For anyone who is thinking about learning to dive or try out scuba diving, this experience is a great starting point. At Sea Spirit, you can join our half day program on out diving boat at the Isola Bella Marine Park in Taormina and have a first experience with two dives. The program is accessible for anyone of 10 years ago or older.  

Why choose the Discover Scuba Diving Experience?

This program is perfect for anyone that is wanting to learn how to blow bubbles and see what the feeling is but for some reason is not entirely convinced on taking the full PADI Open Water Diver Course yet. Maybe you are doubting if scuba diving is something for you or maybe you just want to try it first before starting another course. Another benefit is that this program only takes half a day, so it’s easier to plan within your travel timeline.

What you will learn during your Discover Scuba Diving Program

Knowledge Development & Dive Theory

Once you’ve decided to participate in the program, you will receive the Discover Scuba Diving Booklet or the Discover Scuba Diving eLearning where you can create your PADI account. By reading through the booklet or eLearning for about 30 minutes, you will start to understand the basics of diving. How to breathe, equalise your ears, how to use scuba diving equipment, communicate with your diving instructor with hand signals and how to respect and interact with marine life. This is followed by a knowledge development section where you have to answer a couple of questions to see if you understood the basic concepts.

Confined Water Training

After the theory and knowledge development it’s time to get started for real! You will select the scuba diving equipment together with our dive professionals, get on our dive boat and we will bring you to one of the beautiful bays at the Isola Bella Marine Park. It’s the best place to take your first breaths underwater and learn the basics of scuba. When arrived at the diving spot, your diving instructor will first give you an elaborated briefing, explain all the basics and demonstrate the skills that will be completed under water. During your confined water session, you will be helped into your diving equipment and slowly introduced into the water.

Discover Scuba Diving Skills

Once you are in the water, it’s time to take your first breath from your regulator! You will do this first at the surface with our instructor and we will also check the mask together. Then slowly, you will descend into the blue and have the first experience of being weightless! It will be an amazing feeling! Once you are comfortable and ready you will complete a couple of skills underwater which your diving instructor briefed before on the boat. You will then watch your instructor demonstrate each of the following skills as you take it in turn to try and master these skills yourself. Here is a list of the skills you will learn;

  • Breathing underwater
  • Regulator clearing
  • Regulator recovery
  • Mask clearing
  • Equalization techniques
  • Inflate and deflate a BCD at the surface

Like what you are seeing? Go to our Discover Scuba Diving Page and book directly though our website: https://www.seaspirit.it/en/courses/discover-scuba-diving/

To get prepared, you can look at the main skills on our YouTube Channel and see how to correctly perform them.

Regulator Clearing
Regulator Recovery
Mask Clearing

Once you have completed these skills, you will have your first fun dive and look at the wonderful underwater marine life there is to see in the bays in Taormina! You will always be supervised by our dive professionals.

Open Water Dive

On completion of your confined water session, you will have learned the basics of scuba diving and how to perform certain skills underwater. You will have also had enough time on SCUBA to be able to make your mind up if this is something that you would like to learn more about. We are sure you will be more than ready for your next dive: The Open Water Dive!

During the surface interval you will relax on our boat, taste delicious Sicilian fruit and have some ice tea, time for a toilet break and you instructor will debrief you and give feedback about your first dive.

After this nice break, you will jump into the water again for another dive guided by your dive instructor. If you feel confident, you can dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters or stay shallower if you feel more comfortable with that. During the dive you can enjoy the underwater world at our famous dive spot next to the Isola Bella and get another chance to blow those bubbles!

What is next after the Discover Scuba Diving Experience?

If the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program convinced you, it’s time to talk with your instructor about the next step: PADI Open Water Diver Course! Remember that the Discover Scuba Diving Program is a diving experience and a great way to get to know the basics of diving, but is it not a scuba diving certification.

Discover Scuba Diving & PADI Open Water Diver Course

The Open Water Diver Course is the most famous Scuba Diving Course in the world. By completing the Discover Scuba Diving Program, you will have that extra confidence to progress to the next level. The Open Water Diver Course allows you to become a certified diver and explore the underwater world to a depth of 18 metres/60 feet with a buddy. During the course you will build upon the skills you already completed in the confined water session of the Discover Scuba Diving Program and start to focus on one of the most important skills of scuba diving: get that perfect buoyancy.

You can look here at the skill on our YouTube Channel to practice your own buoyancy:

Neutral Buoyancy

Why Choose Discover Scuba Diving on Sicily?

Sicily is a popular place to dive in the Mediterranean Sea and you can combine this activity with many others such as visiting Taormina or climbing the Volcano Etna. Moreover at our diving resort we also have possibilities to become an Open Water Diver all the way to becoming a PADI Diving Professional.

Sea Spirit diver training programs are highly professional and choosing Taormina, Sicily as a location to enroll in a Discover Scuba Diving program definitely comes with its benefits and unique chance to join our Sea Spirit Family! We are waiting for you!



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