Premier Discover Snorkeling – Discover The Aquatic World Without Scuba
Welcome to the DiveStyle Premier Discover Snorkeling Course!
Snorkeling, often referred to as skin diving in other parts of the world, is the art of using a mask, snorkel and fins to make breath-hold dives to observe aquatic life, up close and personal.
It’s a great way to explore the underwater world when you’re not able to scuba dive or if scuba diving just isn’t your thing. The PADI Discover Snorkeling (Skin Diver) course teaches you how to enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for short visits, whether you dive in a local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, at home or on holiday at a dive destination.
Snorkeling can be a very rewarding activity. It benefits from its simplicity, where you can simply grab a mask and some fins, rather than hauling a bag full of heavy scuba gear. This also allows for more flexibility, allowing you to bring your gear on trips where bringing tons of scuba gear isn’t a possibility. And the lack of bubbles means you can often get closer to marine wildlife than with scuba gear on.
What Will You Do?
The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you how to use basic snorkeling equipment including a mask, snorkel, fins, snorkeling vest, exposure protection like a wet suit and dive weights as needed.
You also cover as part of the course:
- How to choose, adjust and use skin diving equipment.
- Basic safety guidelines for being in and around the water.
- Snorkeling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.
- Going on an optional skin dive at a local dive site.
How Long Will It Take?
The premier discover snorkeling course is split into two parts:
With your instructor and go through the equipment you will be using. Review different types of masks and snorkels that are suitable for snorkeling. For instance, would you use a simple snorkel, a dry snorkel with a base blast valve? Maybe you want a mask that also has a nose pocket blast valve. Are you more comfortable with a dual lens or single lens mask.
The fun part! Time to get to the pool. During your pool session your instructor will take you through the basic techniques for same snorkeling. You will then get plenty of time to practice and have some fun honing your new found snorkeling skills.
Who Can Do The Course?
To enrol in a PADI Skin Diver course, you must be at least 8 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and comfort in the water. No prior experience is required.
Where Can I Go Next?
You may find that learning to snorkel gives you the aquatic bug and scuba diving no longer seems that scary, if so then the next step would be the PADI Open Water Referral course or you could go straight into the PADI Open Water Course.