According to the FFESSM your first taste of scuba diving is acheived by participating in a ‘baptism’ or Discover Scuba Experience. This experience can be done in a pool or in confined open water and is for everyone from 8 years old to 88 years old or older! There are other options for children from the age of 6 years old however this Discover Scuba or Baptism Certification can only be obtained from the age of 8 years old.
Under the supervision of an Instructor you will safely learn to discover the underwater world during a dive that lasts approximately 20 -40 minutes between a depth of 2-6m.
Whilst submerged in this new world of peace and tranquility you will also learn how to familiarize yourself with standard scuba equipment such as a mask, fins, wetsuit, buoyancy control device and a regulator, which is what enables us to breathe the compressed air from the tank.
The ‘baptism’ or Discover Scuba Experience cannot be accredited towards the Level One Certification Course.
Medical Statement showing aptness for scuba diving