Try Dive

What is a Try Dive?
In a nutshell, it's a way of trying your hand at scuba diving by way of a quick introduction and session in the pool. For most people a try dive is their first taste of diving, its a great way of partaking in a unique experience that only us divers can experience. The sensation of breathing underwater is one that will stay with you for a long time.

Do I need to be able to swim?
For any water based activity it is highly recommended, however we are able to offer a try dive to non-swimmers in the shallow end of the pool.

Do I have to be fit and healthy?
As like any other physical activity diving can be strenuous and its wise to look after yourself. Whilst we don't expect participants to have the fitness of an olympic athelete, conditions such as blackouts, diabetes, heart disease, or respiratory disorders may preclude you from taking part. If at all unsure seek the opinion of your GP for guidance.

poolside checkWhat happens during my session?
You will be sized up and given all the necessary scuba equipment. After being shown the basics you will enter the water to further use the kit in standing depth water only. As you gain understanding and confidence you will progress to deeper water for the full experience. You will normally expect the pre-dive introduction to last 20 minutes with usually around 1 hour in the water. At all times you will accompanied by an instructor.

What do I need to bring along?
You will need your normal swimming costume and a t-shirt you don't mind getting wet. This is to stop any chaffing of the equipment you will wear.

What if I don't like it?
No problem, you walk away knowing you have had a go. You are under no pressure or commitment at all. We are a non-profit making organisation and as such, there is no big sales pitch at the end of the day.

shallow water basicsWhat if I do like it?
Great, if you are 16 years or over and are able to declare yourself fit to dive then you would be more than welcome to join our club.

What does it cost?
For the privelege of almost two hours in the company of an instructor, the cost for an adult is £15.00 and £10.00 for a child (under 16).

How do I book a try dive?
Send us an email via 'Contact Us' with an idea of dates (that fall on Tuesdays), we'll then get back to you to arrange a date - easy!