Explore the underwater world from the surface.
The PADI Skin Diver certification helps you get – and keep – your fins wet. While snorkeling is limited to peering down from the surface, skin divers generally venture further than snorkelers, making frequent surface dives to interact with aquatic life, up close and personal.
Sessions are held in our pool in Telford, Shropshire. You should be comfortable in the water, but you don’t have to be a super swimmer.
What do I learn?
The PADI Skin Diver course provides basic information on skin diving equipment, dive science, the environment, problem management and safe skin diving practices. In-water training includes various techniques for donning and adjusting equipment, entering the water, checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.
Whether you’re looking at your local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, you’ll have a new perspective on just about every body of water. You can use your new aquatic skills to explore a brand new World. And, when you’ve finished the course, you’ll get a PADI Skin Diver certification card for your efforts and be ready for your next adventure.
What does it involve?
The PADI Skin Diver course consists of three pool sessions, each lasting approximately one hour, during which you will learn the basics that you need to skin dive safely and confidently. You do not need any prior experience to take part in the PADI Skin Diver course. You just need to be at least 8 years old, and in good health.
On arrival we will complete a few required forms, introduce you to any other participants who are joining your session, and conduct a short briefing so that you understand the basics of skin diving and the equipment you will be using. You will need your normal swimming equipment, a towel, and a t-shirt is advised.
What is next?
Once you complete a PADI Skin Diver course, you’ll want to check out the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience which introduces you to scuba diving and allows you to take your first breaths underwater.