The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving but aren’t ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. It is a quick, easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. No prior experience is necessary though you must be older than 10 years of age and in reasonable physical health.

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience
is available in the sea or a swimming pool.
£95 per person
An Introduction to A Whole New World

“Wonderful Experience” 

''I had purchased a try-dive for my boyfriend's birthday for a pool session. Neal and Helen were so welcoming and attentive when it came to organising a time and date that suited us.The session was so well constructed and delivered, we instantly felt at ease. The lesson was informative and so much fun. So much so, we decided to book another sea try-dive for the following week. This sea dive was absolutely amazing, both instructors were so encouraging and patient, and you can tell how passionate they are about their work - as it is completely reflected in their lesson delivery.Can't wait to undertake our full dive course to become certified!''


Kelsey and Darren via Trip Advisor

What Will I Learn? You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. If you make an open water dive in the sea, you’ll practise a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure.


Get ready to:

  • Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.

  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.

  • Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive

  • Have fun swimming around and exploring.

Red Duck’s PADI Instructors are friendly, professional and cannot wait to share their love of the amazing underwater world with you.

“Wanna try scuda diving? This is the place to go”

''Bought a Groupon voucher for me and my brother to try a scuba diving at sea taster session with Red Duck Diving. From the the start of the session to the end Neal and Helen made us feel very welcome and totally at ease. The session was well structured, with thorough instruction and explanation of everything prior to the dive itself. Not that I know much about scuba diving but with the equipment provided, we wanted for nothing. The dive itself was a wonderful experience and throughout the session we were made to feel safe and comfortable. You can very much go at your own pace. No pressure to be a hero.I can't recommend the experience highly enough and Neal and Helen are doing a fantastic job of introducing people to joys of scuba diving. If you haven't tried it, get it done and definitely give these guys a chance to introduce to the world of scuba diving.''


Dale McNeill via Trip Advisor

What's Included? Red Duck will provide all the scuba equipment you’ll be using including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges and a tank. If you are diving in the sea, an 8mm semi-dry suit will be provided to maximise your enjoyment and comfort.

You will need to bring your swimming

costume/shorts, a towel and warm

clothes for after. Red Duck will provide

you with a hot drink and a snack post

sea dive at no extra cost.

“First Go at Scuba - I'll be back with Red Duck Diving” 


''Really enjoyed my first ever dive this morning with Neal & Helen and cannot recommend these guys in Red Duck Diving highly enough. Patient, knowledgeable, confidence building and not to mention great craic too. I'll definitely be back for more and am looking forward to doing my open water course in the next couple of months with them and all the rest to come after. Cheers folks.''


Bernard via Trip Advisor

Hate the Cold? Don't worry, so do we!


No-one likes getting cold and uncomfortable, us included. So here is what we do to reduce getting chilly and increase comfort before, during and after your dive.


  • Top of the range dive suits: We provide 8mm semi-dry suits to wear instead of wetsuits. You will be cosy wrapped in neoprene, with neck, wrist and ankle seals and a double-lined zip to keep the water from flushing in and out and lowering your body temperature.

  • Boots, Hoods and Gloves: Keeps your extremities warm which increases your core temperature.

  • No changing in the cold wind by the road side. Our custom-made trailer has a changing room for privacy and ensures protection from the elements. With seating and a handy table you can log your dives in comfort.

  • Hot drinks post-dive. Who would say no to a warming drink and a biscuit after your dive.

So, with all these comforts, there is nothing between you and a good day out.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

In the Pool

If you'd like to try scuba in the pool rather than the sea, that is no problem. We can offer one-on-one sessions and group sessions so we can arrange whatever suits you best.

At £35 per diver, this is a great introduction to scuba in the warmth and comfort of a pool. We will cover exactly the same skills as we would in a sea session. Wetsuits will not be neccessary. Please wear shorts and t-shirt instead.

How Do I Book? Book your adventure today by calling Red Duck Diving on 07927 400 723 or email us and we will send you your PADI Discover Scuba Diving Participant Guide. Your Participant Guide explains the experience and lets you pre-study the safety rules and skill techniques your Red Duck Instructor will review with you.


You need to complete a medical statement form and PADI liability release form. Drop Red Duck an email and these will be sent electronically to you. If you answer yes on the medical statement, you will need to see a doctor to ensure you are fit to dive.

What’s Next? Once you have completed your Discover Scuba Diving session you’ll want to continue your exploration of the underwater world with the entry level PADI Open Water Diver course.


Sign up within a month of certification to receive a discount on your PADI Open Water Diver course when you complete a Discover Scuba Diving session with Red Duck Diving.

“Red Duck Diving - Perfect Choice” 

''When I decided to try scuba diving I got in touch with Neal and Helen of Red Duck Diving to arrange a discover scuba diving session in the sea. They always got back to me very quickly and worked around a time that suited me. They were more than happy to answer any questions that I had and to share their love of scuba diving with me. The discover scuba diving session was brilliant and afterwards I knew I wanted to go on to do the Open Water Course to become certified with PADI. Neal was always very informative about what I would have to do during each session and put me at ease straight away. I was allowed to work at the practical and theory at my own pace and this gave me more confidence during the dives. Overall it was a fantastic experience that has opened up a whole new underwater world for me. Neal and Helen were really helpful and friendly throughout and I would highly recommend learning to dive with Red Duck Diving!''                                                                           Deborah via Trip Advisor