Discover Scuba Diving
TODAY, do something for the first time; If you've never considered taking a peek into the exciting world beneath the waves, think again. The PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) program offers you the chance of a lifetime: a safe, fun, and easy way to try out scuba diving and add it to your DONE list of things. All that is required is a day of your time and an eagerness to explore!
There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to – after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize just how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge Instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but actually coaxing them out when the program is over.
When you complete the DSD, you can continue your experience with an optional second open water dive, or continue with the PADI Open Water Course.
Please note, PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is not a scuba diving certificate and it does not certify you to dive after this program.
|Be at least 10 years of age or older|
| Be comfort in water with acceptable swimming skills
The Discover Scuba Diving Program Outline
Pool Discover Scuba Diving Session is scheduled every day between 10:00am and 04:00pm at Hilton Doha swimming pool
Sea Discover Scuba Diving Session is scheduled every Friday at 07:00am at Sealine Golden Beach
The DSD program will teach you the below skills during your one dive fun dive session.
Briefing and orientation
During the briefing session, you’ll get to learn about
- Breathing rules & equalization techniques
- Equipment purpose and use
- Hand signals
- Regulator and mask clearing technique
During the practical dive (whether pool or sea), you'll get to practice
- Breathing underwater
- Regulator clearing
- Regulator recovery
- Mask clearing
- Equalization practice
- Inflate and deflate the BCD "Jacket"
Do i need to be a good swimmer to do Discover Scuba Diving?
It's not necessary to be perfect swimmer, however basic swimming and feeling comfortable in water is sufficient to participate in Discover Scuba Diving.
How old do you have to be to diving?
According to local law, persons can dive from 10 to 60 years old. A minor from 10 till 18 years old will need written consent from parent or guardian to dive with us.
How deep do I go?
At your first dive the maximum depth is 5 metres and at your second discover scuba dive your maximum depth is 12 meters.
Will i get a diving certificate after the program?
No. Discover Scuba Diving is not a scuba diving course and it does not entitle you for a diving certificate after you complete this program. However, you will get a Wall Certification for completion of Discover Scuba Diving program
Why would i do DSD if i will not be certified as a diver?
It’s a personal choice and defers from person to another, some prefer to try scuba diving before enrolling for a full course to experience whether they will like diving or not, some others do not have enough time to enroll for a full course or they are in a quick trip and wish to have this unique experience once.
What do i need to do to get a diving certificate?
You will need to enroll for the first scuba diving course PADI Open Water Diver Course
HOW LONG THIS SESSION TAKES?
Typical sessions last about an hour (gear up, briefing and unforgettable fun dive) however, if you are doing your discover scuba diving in the sea, you need to add the road journey to sealine golden beach which is approx 63km from Doha (and hour driving)
What do I need to bring with me?
The basic beach personal stuff such as swimming suit, a towel, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion and as an optional snacks and extra refreshments
Are you doing transfers from/to hotels or accommodation?
Our shuttle service can be offered at extra fee of QAR 100 per person
Can I eat just before a dive?
Yes. Actually it is a good idea to eat light before a dive but it is not recommended to have a full heavy meal before a dive.
Can I drink alcohol before or during the program?
No. Alcohol consumption is not recommended before a dive. and it is recommended that heavy drinking should be avoided the evening before the dive.
How soon can I fly after a dive?
For the depths and times of the Discover Scuba Diving program you can fly after 18 hours if you participate in just 1 dive and after 24 hours if you participate in 2 dives in a day, according to International diving rules.
If i participate in the Dsd program. What can I do next?
Completion of the Discover Scuba Diving program can be counted as partial completion of the Open Water course (3 extra days) or your Scuba Diver course (1 extra day). The skills and experience gained in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program may be credited towards these courses.
Can I wear my contact lenses under the mask?
Yes soft lenses can be worn, but we advise not to wear hard or medium hard lenses, because there is a possibility to lose them. Sight under water is magnified by one third more.
What's in a scuba tank? Oxygen?
Recreational divers breathe air, not oxygen. It is filtered to remove impurities, but otherwise, it's air like you're breathing now.
Are there any dangerous marine species in your diving areas?
No there are not any dangerous species here in Qatar. There isn’t any diving accident recorded in the history of sport diving in Qatar with a marine creature involved.
My ears hurt when I dive to the bottom of a pool. Won’t they hurt when I Scuba dive?
Your ears hurt because pressure pushes in on your eardrum. In your Scuba program, you’ll learn a simple technique to equalize your ears to the surrounding pressure, much like you do when you land with an airplane, and they won’t hurt at all.
Q. I have an ear infection can I dive?
It is not recommended to dive with an ear infection. Drops can be purchased at the pharmacy and it normally clears out after a week.
Q. I have had a perforated eardrum can I dive?
If the ear was perforated within 3 months it is not recommended to dive.
Q. I have Asthma can I dive?
If someone has sever chronicle Asthma and different types of medicine are taken to control it, it is not recommended to dive.
But for some one suffering from common Asthma is able to dive but it is recommended that they bring their medicine with them.
Q. I am deaf can I dive?
Yes no problem, as long as there are no internal problems with equilibration.
Q. I have a pacemaker can I dive?
No, since little research has been done on pacemakers and diving and due to the increase of pressure while under water it is not recommended to dive.
Q. I have a cold and a cough can I dive?
You can cough through the regulator while breathing under water, if the sinuses are not blocked with mucus you can dive. If the sinuses are blocked than you will have a problem equalizing the pressure in your ears, than it is recommended to wait until your cold is gone.
Q. I just had an operation can I dive?
If the incisions have well healed and if the operation was not performed for medical conditions that will disqualify you from diving, then you can dive.
Q. I am pregnant, can I dive?
No. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
What is PADI?
PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. With more than forty years’ experience, over 135,000 PADI Professionals and more than 6,000 dive centres worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere.
All PADI programs, entry-level through instructor training, fall under strict educational standards to maintain worldwide consistency and quality. PADI takes a proactive approach to, with a full-time department that randomly surveys PADI Divers to monitor PADI programs and to confirm that PADI courses meet PADI’s high standards. This commitment to a strong quality assurance process helps maintain credibility and continually improve customer satisfaction.
If you have any other questions
|Sea Program||QAR 600||
One sea dive session at Sealine
Only Friday or Saturday morning
|Pool Program||QAR 300||
One pool dive session at Hilton Doha
Sunday to Wednesday from 10am-4pm
VIP Pool Program
Minimum 2 persons
|QAR 500||Conducted in you Villa, compound or tower's Pool||Book Now|
|Diving gear will be used during the entire course (BCD, Regulator set, weight belt and weights and air cylinders, mask, fins and boots)|
|Covered by our professional diving insurance|
|Soft drinks during the program in the sea|
|Underwater photography during the program|
Wetsuit (can be rented for extra fees), check our rental PRICE LIST
|Transportation To and from the dive site (can be arranged for extra fee QAR 100 per person)|
Towel and breakfast
|Fish feeding experience (Optional at extra fee of QAR 50)|