PADI Trial Dives

We have the best diving sites for over a 100km right here on our doorstepHermit crabs at marina del este - all the dive schools from the Costa del Sol drive an hour and a half to get here!

PADI Trial Dives For Beginners

For total beginners the PADI trial session (Discover Scuba Diving or "DSD") is an ideal introduction.  This is usually beach based, thus ensuring you have total confidence in the shallowest of water without the complications of being off shore.

The staff's philosophy is that if you don't enjoy your very first experience then you won't want to continue, so you can be assured that the highest standards of safety and tuition are upheld in order to ensure you have a first rate experience of the amazing world that lies underwater.

 All our introductory dives are privately guided with native English speaking instructors to ensure your safety and enjoyment and is conducted under the world wide PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) scheme so you can be assured of the highest safety standards as well as the very best quality of professional tuition with the most modern equipment. 

 After a short introduction to the basic rules of diving, Beginners diving in poolyour instructor will help you kit up and take you for a gentle shallow water dive.  You actually start off with your feet planted firmly on the bottom, though before you know it your confidence will grow and the fascinating underwater world will entrance you.

A full range of PADI diving lessons and courses are available if you become hooked, as well as guided diving for the qualified.  We also specialise in Long weekend diving breaks and special learn to dive weekends.

What's included?

The following are included in this activity:

  • Transport to and from dive site
  • Wet suit, boots, gloves, masks and all dive kit
  • All instruction and teaching materials necessary

Trial Dive Activity Requirements / Notes

No previous experience required, though must be able to swim
Supplement applies
Dive insurance is not included in trial dives, but is compulsory in Spain - usually covered within your holiday activity insurance but if not it can be purchased locally at approx. €3.50 per day
Swim-suit and towel
Min age for Trial dive off beach: 12
Min age for SCUBA Diver / Open Water courses: 14

Underwater digital filming

If required, Underwater digital filmingwe can also easily arrange digital filming of your dive so you have a permanent record of your underwater adventure.

With the crystal clear waters offering excellent visibility this makes a unique souvenir.



PADI diving courses

You can easily qualify as a PADI Open Water diver in just a few days while on holiday, which opens up diving for you wherever you go next on holiday in the world.  If you wish, we can also organise the following courses (amongst others) as well as recreational diving and equipment hire.  Please e-mail us for details and current prices.

PADI Open Water Diver course

This is a full four day course in which you will gain the world recognised PADI Open Water Diver qualification, allowing you to dive with a buddy independent of an instructor.  IN this course you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques.  You will undertake at least five pool dives and knowledge development sessions as well as four open water (sea or lake) dives.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

For those clients who wish to expand their qualifications, we offer the opportunity to take a further five dives (three adventure, one deep adventure and the underwater navigation dive) to gain the advanced open water certificate.  With this increase in knowledge and experience you will be more comfortable in the water and will have gained an increased understanding of the underwater environment.

Diving Courses Notes

Clients intending to participate in diving will need to review the standard PADI medical questionnaire at the time of booking, as certain conditions may require you to seek medical advice as to whether you are fit to dive.  Obviously any issues are better addressed with your own G.P. before you arrive, as if you are unable to complete the self-declaration form on the day you will be not be permitted to dive.

N.B. The minimum age is 14 for the PADI SCUBA or Open Water courses and 15 for the advanced course.

There is a minimum age of 12 for the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Trial Dive. 

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