If you have never dived before, but you would like to try to breathe underwater and observe the underwater world closely, then you will probably take part in a trial scuba diving first.
Try diving, or PADI Discover Scuba Diving, is the first introduction to diving. You will be introduced in a small group of no more than 4 participants and a diving instructor will show you how to breathe and move about underwater with full scuba gear – this way your diving adventure begins. After completion you will receive a recognition that you have participated in this introduction, but this does not allow you to dive independently with a dive buddy.
The Open Water Course is a course including theory lessons and a final exam. The next step is practicing diving skills in the swimming pool with a well trained PADI Instructor.
After this training, 4 open water training dives will follow in the sea. Here you will apply your swimming pool skills to the real life underwater environment to feel comfortable and gain confidence. This way the instructor can evaluate that you mastered the skills and that are able to dive without professional supervision. Of course – you will always be diving with a buddy – this is one of scuba divings safety rules.