Discover Snorkeling

Discover Snorkeling



The discover snorkeling course is a great way to learn how to use your snorkel gear in a safe and controlled environment, before heading out to the ocean. 

Upcoming Courses



Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 18 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00pm

Saturday, September 29 at 11:00am

Saturday, November 3 at 11:00am

Saturday, November 17 at 11:00am

Saturday, December 8 at 11:00am

Saturday, January 12 at 11:00am

Saturday, January 26 at 11:00am

Saturday, February 9 at 11:00am

Saturday, March 2 at 11:00am

Saturday, March 22 at 11:00am

Course Prerequisites

  • Comfortable in water approximately chest level deep
  • Children ages 12 and under must have a parent register and participate in the course

Topics Discussed

  • Aquatic Environment: vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, waves, surge, marine life
  • Physics and Physiology: buoyancy, pressure and equalization
  • Snorkeling Equipment: mask, snorkel, fins, exposure suits, snorkeling vests (optional), weight belts (optional)
  • Accessories: dive flag, rescue signal, cutting device
  • Planning: diver fitness and readiness, buddy system, first aid

Water Skills

  • Properly prepare, don, and adjust all snorkeling equipment
  • Perform a buddy check, and demonstrate good use of the buddy system
  • Safely conduct exits and entries either from land, or boat
  • Achieve neutral buoyancy
  • Proper breathing and clearing of a snorkel
  • Proper use of buoyancy compensator device/snorkel vest
  • Surface dives
  • Proper use of hand signals

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
  • Rental mask, snorkel, and fins will be provided however students are encouraged to bring their own gear if they have their own
  • 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 Snorkeling Liability & Medical form must be filled out completely and signed
  • Please register with us online, in-store, or over the phone