Discover Scuba

Discover Scuba



A great way to get your feet wet before taking the plunge with the full scuba certification course! The Discover Scuba is designed for those who want to test the waters and try scuba diving. It will give you a glimpse of what you can expect to experience in the underwater world as well as what you could expect to learn in the Open Water Diver certification course.

You will wear full scuba gear in the shallow end of the swimming pool and discover what it feels like to breathe underwater. The session includes a brief overview of the scuba equipment and how it is used, safety procedures for enjoyable scuba diving, basic scuba diving skills, and a chance to explore the underwater world.

Upcoming Courses



Tuesday, March 13 & 27 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00pm

Sunday, March 11 & 25 at 11:00am

Sunday, April 15 at 11:00am

Sunday, May 13 at 11:00am

Sunday, June 3 & 24 at 11:00am

Sunday, July 8 & 29 at 11:00am

Sunday, August 19 at 11:00am

Course prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent
  • Children ages 12-14 must have a parent or guardian register and participate in the course. 
  • Demonstrate adequate swimming skills and in-water comfort

Topics Covered

  • Aquatic Environment: marine environment, marine life
  • Physics & Physiology: buoyancy, pressure, equalization
  • Scuba Eqiupment: assembly, disassembly, proper use, accessories
  • Underwater Communication

Water Skills

  • Ear clearing and equalization
  • Buoyancy compensator device (BCD) use
  • Buoyancy control
  • Regulator use, breathing, clearing, removal & recover
  • Mask clearing
  • Underwater swimming, proper use of fins
  • Underwater communications

Important Details

  • Lessons will be held at the NAIT pool (unless indicated otherwise)
  • Lesson is approximately 1 hour in length, normally held in the evening during the week or during the day on the weekend
  • All required scuba gear is provided. Students may bring their own mask and snorkel if they choose.
  • Students are asked to wear a bathing suit along with an old tshirt to help protect them from the gear straps rubbing on the bare skin
  • Please refer to our Refund Policy for questions about rescheduling or canceling registration for a course


  • Pre-registration is required at least 24 hours prior to the start of the course
  • Discover Scuba Liability & Medical form must be filled out completely and signed
  • Please register with us online, in-store, or over the phone