Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready or able to commit the time required for a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
Your Discover Scuba Diving experience starts in the classroom with an introductory video. Your instructor will then explain the basic principles of scuba diving and give you an overview of the equipment you will be using. Next it’s down to the dock to board our custom dive boat and head out to the first dive site. Here you will practice the necessary skills you need for safety and comfort. Once prepared, you will be taken on your first ever open water dive to a maximum depth of 40 feet. Then it’s off to another beautiful reef for your second dive.
You’ll experience all of the wonders of scuba diving – beautiful coral formations and undersea life such as star fish, colorful tropical reef fish, barracudas, stingrays, turtles and stingrays.
Don’t want to try scuba? No problem – join us for a guided snorkel tour while others in your group are participating in the Discover Scuba program. Whether you’re a novice or experienced snorkeler, skills can always be developed and our staff is always happy to assist. We concentrate on allowing you to develop a calm confidence in the water regardless of swimming ability or previous experience. You can still enjoy a unique view of the undersea world, including beautiful coral formations and undersea life such as star fish, colorful tropical reef fish, barracudas, stingrays, turtles and stingrays.
Scuba Diving is an exciting and demanding activity. To scuba dive you must not be extremely overweight or out of condition. Diving can be strenuous under certain conditions. Your respiratory and circulatory systems must be in good health. All body air spaces must be normal and healthy. A person with heart trouble, a current cold or congestion, epilepsy, asthma, a severe medical problem, or who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, should
not dive. If taking medication, consult your doctor before participating in this program.
The purpose of the Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by a physician before participating in recreational scuba diving. A positive response to a question means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of a physician.
Please answer these questions on your past and present medical history with a YES or NO.
If you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these items apply to you, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving. Your PADI Professional will supply you with a PADI Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreation Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination to take to a physician.
_____ Do you currently have an ear infection?
_____ Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
_____ Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?
_____ Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
_____ Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attacks of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?
_____ Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
_____ Do you have active asthma or history of emphysema or tuberculosis?
_____ Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
_____ Do you have behavioral health, mental or psychological problems or a nervous system disorder?
_____ Are you or could you be pregnant?
_____ Do you have a history of colostomy?
_____ Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
_____ Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?
_____ Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
_____ Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?
_____ Do you have a history of diabetes?
_____ Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
_____ Do you have a history of back, arm, or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
_____ Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?