| Experience Programs
You don't have to be a certified diver to participate in Dive World's Experience programs.
However, as you can see by the flowchart below, some of the programs are designed to
give you credit toward becoming a fully certified diver at your Instructors
Look just below the surface - that's where all the action is! And Discover Snorkeling
experience is your ticket to the action-packed underwater world. With tips and suggestions on
how to make the most of your snorkeling adventures, this program is based on three simple
principles: you snorkel because you want to see and interact with the underwater world,
snorkeling is a great adventure and anyone can do it! (No minimum age requirements.)
The video, Discover the Underwater World, highlights the sights and experiences of snorkeling
and the intriguing creatures you'll encounter. Again, the emphasis is on simple tips to make
snorkeling even easier. Accompanying the video is Discover the Underwater World, The
Snorkeler's Field Guide,which illustrates various underwater environments with common aquatic
life you can expect to see.
It's time to snorkel - a new and exciting way! Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth (SASY) lets you
experience the underwater world the easy way - by snorkeling with scuba equipment instead of a
I know what you're thinking. How does that work? It's easy. A SASY unit is basically a personal
flotation device (PFD) with a scuba tank and regulator attached. This way, you float with the PFD,
but with the scuba equipment attached, you're free to keep your head underwater so you don't
miss any of the action beneath the surface.
Snorkeling with SASY - it's fun, it's safe, it's easy! You can find information on the SASY program
at Dive Centers and Resorts. Stop by your local Dive Center or Resort to ask about
how you can try snorkeling with scuba gear.
Once you try SASY, and complete the program, send in for your own SASY participant card and
wall certificate. The full-color, wallet-size card comes with your picture, name and address. The
wall certificate announces you as "SAS Savvy!" Jump in the water and try SASY today!
Once you master SASY and experience the adventure of the underwater world, you'll be ready to
get scuba certified. All we ask is that you're at least 10 years old and you dive with a parent,
guardian or professional. If you're at least eight years old, the Bubblemaker program
is perfect for you. Check it out.
Kids - bring your parents diving! For young adventurers like you, the Bubblemaker program is an
introduction to the thrill of breathing underwater. If you're eight or nine years of age, now is your
chance to take the plunge with a Instructor and go pool diving.
Whether it's a glass of milk, bubble gum or submerged beneath the surface - you can't help
blowing bubbles! So try blowing bubbles our way. Start out on the right fin, jump into the
Bubblemaker program today!
The Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for an action-packed, adventurous
program filled with exciting scuba "AquaMissions."
Have you ever wondered what it's like to dive with flashlights, take pictures underwater or float
effortlessly like an Astronaut? If you have, this is your chance to explore these exciting
adventures in a swimming pool.
As a Seal, you learn the basics of safe diving and explore different AquaMissions - or
specialty dives - like wreck, navigation, buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental
awareness and more.
Here's your chance to explore cool AquaMissions, meet friends and share in the adventure of the
underwater world. And best of all - join a winning team - become a Seal Team Member!
Check out www.sealteam.com for more information on how to get started!
If you've always wanted to try scuba diving - then jump in! Here's your chance to breathe
underwater in a fun, convenient session conducted in a pool, or any pool-like body of water.
Whether you watch the short Discover Scuba video, or are briefed with the Discover Scuba
Diving Flip Chart, you'll enter the water ready for your scuba adventure. After you and your
instructor strap on your scuba gear, you'll have the chance to dive down to 6 metres/20 feet.
As soon as you Discover Scuba, you're on your way to an internationally recognized certification.
That's because you may learn skills from the Open Water Diver course during your
Discover Scuba adventure. If you and your instructor elect to practice these skills, they may be
credited to the Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certifications.
What does all that mean? Go diving, practice some skills with your instructor, get a head start on
your Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification!
To go on your Discover Scuba adventure, you must at least be 10 years or older and complete
the Discover Scuba Statement (which includes a medical questionaire).
Discover Scuba Diving
When you discover scuba diving, you discover excitement and adventure - freedom and serenity.
Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows
The Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the
supervision of a Instructor in ideal conditions, such as those found at a resort. During your
adventure, you'll master some basic concepts and scuba skills before heading off on an open
Your open water dive takes you as deep as 12 metres/40 feet! (Of course this depends on where
you dive.) The Discover Scuba Diving experience is a great way to get a head start on your
Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification. That's because the skills you complete during your
adventure may credit these certification levels. All you have to do is complete a Student Diver
Record and Referral Form, which documents your achievement, and bring it to any Dive
Center or Resort to continue where you left off.
To participate in the Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old.
We offer a variety of Recreational courses covering a variety of topics. Whether you are
just thinking about SCUBA diving or are ready to become a professional diver, we have classes
to suit your needs. We also offer snorkeling classes and even have classes for kids.
Can you imagine being in a tropical location diving in crystal clear water, surrounded by brightly
colored coral and fish. You and your buddy put on your dive equipment to enter the water and
explore the abundance of marine life -- all the while hovering weightlessly underwater. Or, you
could be off exploring a new shipwreck off the coast of a small island out in the middle of the ocean -
where conditions are challenging.
You're ready for anything because you've invested in the right training and have gained valuable
hands-on experience. Is being prepared for worth it? You bet!
Do you have to travel to these areas to learn to dive or take a continuing education course? You can
if you like. However, you can also choose to learn most of these skills in areas relatively close
to where you live.