PRICE: PHP 3,500 | 3 HOURS
If you’ve always wondered what it’s like to scuba dive and breathe underwater, but don’t want to commit to take a full certification course yet, Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) program is just for you. The DSD program is not a certification, but is an introduction to scuba diving. With one of Lapu-Lapu’s PADI instructors, you will go over the basic skills and dive equipment required for diving.
The Discover Scuba Diving program takes around 3 hours to complete and involves a quick classroom session, a confined water dive, and an open water dive.
The classroom session involves basic theory about scuba diving as well as the important safety points you need to do during a dive. You will go over the equipment and your instructor will brief you on the skills you will need to perform on your confined dive.
The confined dive is usually done in chest deep water. As Lapu-Lapu Diving Center is located directly right in front of Boracay’s White Beach, confined dives are done 30 meters from the shop, with students kneeling on the white sandy bottom. When in the water, your instructor will ask you to practice breathing through the regulator and will demonstrate the necessary skills such as mask clearing, asking you to follow.
When you have completed all the necessary dive skills in the confined dive, your instructor will brief you on your open water dive site and take you to a maximum depth of 12 meters. This is the fun part and the true adventure of your first scuba diving experience.
If you decide that after your DSD you have fallen in love with diving and would like to become a certified diver, you can choose to continue to do our PADI Scuba Diver course or PADI Open Water Diver course, and your DSD dive will be counted towards the certification.