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Item #: WAT-WAS-0017
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Dive into this introductory Discover Scuba course to become well-acquainted with the underwater sport!

  • Dive instructors are PADI Certified and will begin with a brief orientation to make sure everyone is comfortable
  • Learn the basics of scuba diving, safety precautions and how to properly use equipment in this pool course
  • Upon completion you will be ready to move on to the Open Water Certification Course
  • Experience life underwater for the first time!
Bethesda, MD
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Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 12 years of age
  • Basic swimming skills are required
  • Includes mask, snorkel, fins, fin booties and weight belt
  • Wetsuits may be provided if necessary
  • All participants must complete a medical questionnaire prior to the lesson
  • No experience necessary
Approximately 3 hours
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Maximum Participants
Up to 30 people per class
Friends and family may come and watch your lesson.
Weather Dependent
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear your bathing suit and please bring a towel. A wetsuit may be provided if necessary.
How difficult is it to learn to scuba dive?
The pool skills are brief and simple for those who are comfortable in water. Every individual will move along according to his or her mastery of the skills.
Are there special requirements that I have to meet before taking a course?

Participants must be 12 years or older and in good health. You will be asked to complete a medical statement at the time of registration.

Do I need to be an excellent swimmer to take a scuba course?

Basic swimming skills are required for this Discover Scuba experience. You will be asked to complete a 200-meter swim and a 10-minute survival float.

Can I still scuba dive if I wear contact lenses or glasses?
Yes, you can wear soft contact lenses while diving, or you arrange to have custom made prescription lenses installed in your mask.

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Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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