Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)


The PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) is the most popular and flexible introductory scuba diving programme in the world.  The programme typically runs over a full day.  

The morning dive involves a thorough briefing followed by a confined water session in shallow water off the beach. You will go through a number of basic skills and then get a chance to explore the underwater world in safe conditions getting used to buoyancy, breathing and the equipment.

The afternoon dive (optional) is a “real” dive at an easy Open Water dive site where you manage yourself under close supervision by one of our Instructors.

With the full day option at the end you will receive a certificate that can be used as a credit (both time and money) towards the PADI Open Water Course. It credits you for the first of the five confined water modules and the first of the four Open Water dives. This referral is valid for one year and can be redeemed with any PADI dive centre or active teaching status PADI Instructor.

Dive sites are always chosen to provide shallow depths and be protected from the prevailing wind.

For those who don’t feel confident enough to start skills straight away we can propose you what we call a Try Dive “a la française”.  This is a boat dive where clients descend one to one with an Instructor to a maximum depth of 6 metres for around 20 minutes. All you have to do is breath underwater, equalize your ears and enjoy the show!


For the DSD program:

Theory via the DSD booklet.

1 Confined Water Dive (around 35-40 minutes) to practice basic skills in shallow water.

2 Open Water dive (optional / around 40 minutes) to discover the underwater world under the supervision of the instructor.

For the Try Dive “a la française”:

1 Open Water Dive one to one with an Instructor (6 metres max depth for 20 minutes)


Discounted price for 3 participants

4 participants max per instructor

1 to 2 participants: Full Day = €150 / Half Day = €90 / Try Dive “a la française” = €70

3 and + participants: Full Day = €130 / Half Day = €80 / Try Dive “a la française”= €65

Included in the price:

  • 1 dive (half day or Try Dive “a la française”) or 2 dives (full day)
  • Tuition
  • Diving equipment rental
  • Insurance
  • Theory with the DSD booklet for the DSD program


  • 10 years old for the DSD program and 6 years old for the Try Dive “a la française”
  • PADI Medical form signed by a GP if possible for the DSD program.