Discover Scuba Diving

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Do you have enough Open Water Divers? Our most successful centres at diver acquisition are those that have a proactive Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) programme targeted at securing entry level divers. Thought it was too difficult to run and market? With two simple options it’s actually easier than you think. Time to give it a go!

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Review the DSD Instructor Guide in the PADI Instructor Manual for further detailed information if required.

DSD in a pool or confined open water.

Are you a Divemaster or Assistant Instructor or above? If so, you can do this.

DSD participants complete and sign the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Brochure
Conduct briefing
Help new divers put on and adjust their scuba equipment. Show them how to inflate and deflate their BCDs at the surface.
Directly supervise new divers as they breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water. When comfortable, take them on tours in deeper water as appropriate.
Debrief divers
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Register your DSD participants online
DSD Open Water Dive

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Participants complete and sign the DSD Brochure.
Before the dive a PADI Instructor conducts briefing on equipment they’ll be using; explain risks of diving, breathing and equalization rules, aquatic life, limits of the programme.