Take your first steps into scuba diving at a swimming pool in Buckinghamshire. Get expert scuba advice for you and a friend on safety and underwater mobility techniques that will introduce you to this new underwater world. Once in the water, both learn how to breathe and achieve buoyancy underwater and also how to get used to the scuba equipment. Courses in Buckinghamshire take place under controlled conditions - and while it might seem a long way from diving in a tropical ocean, it's the perfect way to get a basic grounding in diving and find out whether you like it. It's also ideal for anyone considering taking a PADI Open Water Diving Course.
Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. Book at least two weeks in advance.
Minimum age is 10. Must be in good health and comfortable in water. If you suffer from asthma, diabetes, claustrophobia or any respiratory, heart or other medical conditions, advance written medical approval from your doctor is required.
Lasts around two hours (starting at 2.45pm or 4.30pm on Saturdays and 12.45pm and 2.30pm on Sundays), but this may vary depending on the standard of pupils. Around half an hour is spent in the pool.
Numbers on the Day
There is a maximum pupil to tutor ratio of 8:1.
We don't recommend bringing spectators, but they can usually be accommodated upon request - please ask when booking.
Bring a swimming costume, a towel and a T-shirt each to wear in the water as a cushion from the scuba apparatus, which can sometimes rub. All other equipment is provided, including tanks, masks and scuba gear.
All participants are required to sign a medical declaration and disclaimer before taking part. No previous experience is necessary, beginners are welcome.