Discover Scuba Diving | Try Scuba | Key Largo, Florida

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Key Largo, FL

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Discover Scuba Diving | Try Scuba
Key Largo, Florida

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9 Hours

Everything Included

Overview

The Try Scuba | Discover Scuba Diving course is the best way to try scuba diving for the first time. Whether this is your bucket list item or you are considering earning your open water scuba certification this is the place to start. With zero prior experience, our skilled instructors will cover basic scuba skills in the pool, then lead you on 2 reef dives on the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world. There’s no better place to try scuba than Key Largo in the beautiful Florida Keys.

Highlights

  • Experience real diving with no experience

  • Detailed Morning Pool Training

  • (2) 1 hour reef dives in afternoon

  • Awesome Scuba Instructors

  • Small Student/Instructor Ratios

The Discover Scuba Diving course enables you to try out scuba diving for a day. There is a knowledge development session, pool session, and then open water dives on the reef. This experience is real scuba diving. After completing the knowledge and pool session you will go out on the boat on the afternoon dive charter and dive the reef with the certified divers. If you have always wanted to try scuba diving this will probably be the highlight of your vacation.

Your day starts in the morning with a knowledge review. Your instructor will explain the core fundamentals of scuba diving. Safety guidelines, scuba diving gear, and basic techniques will be discussed. You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss any questions you may have. Class sizes are small and it is a very laid back super fun experience.

Once in the pool you will get to put on a set of scuba gear that we provide. Then you will have the ability to take your first couple of breathes underwater. A series of required skills will be demonstrated and practiced. You need to be able to clear your mask in case water gets inside. Regulator recovery will also be practiced. The gauges on your equipment will be explained, you will do some swimming in the pool, and then its off to the boat.

The Discover Scuba Diving course includes 2 dives in the afternoon. You will go on the afternoon scuba diving charter with your instructor and other certified divers. Once on the reef you will have a chance to go scuba diving for the first time! The Florida Keys is a great place to try diving for the first time. Key Largo has lots of dive sites that are great for beginners. This will be an unforgettable and possibly career changing experience!

7:30amCheck-In. Arrive at the shop for check-in and gear fitting. (All students must complete their medical waiver, liability release, and any required doctor sign-offs prior to check-in)

8:15amPool session (2 hours). Your instructor will explain the core fundamentals of scuba diving, go over safety guidelines, scuba diving gear, and discuss basic scuba diving techniques. After learning and practicing core dive skills you will demonstrate these skills for your instructor, earning your spot on the afternoon dive charter! You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss any concerns. Small class sizes make for a thorough and enjoyable experience. 

10:30am – 12:30pm (Approx) – Free time. Take a break, have lunch, be back at the dock by 12:30 ready to board. Ask us for nearby lunch recommendations!

12:30pm Afternoon Boat Check-in. Meet your instructor at the boat for a pre-dive briefing. Your instructor will set-up your gear, show you around the boat, and get you ready for your first dives.

1:00pm – Boat departs. Take-in the scenic 4-6 mile boat ride out to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.  Your Try Scuba Diving | Discover Scuba Diving course includes 2 afternoon reef dives with your instructor.  Each dive lasts about 1 hour.  During your dives, your instructor will point out marine-wildlife as they guide you around the reef. 

5:00pm – Boat returns (Approx). Debrief with your scuba diving instructor. The boat crew will unload and return your scuba rental gear for you. All course participants will receive

Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes. All participants are required to complete a basic swimming assessment in water deeper than 8 ft.  Failure to complete the swimming assessment will result in the end of the course.

Do I need any prior experience to go scuba diving on the reef?

No. The Try Scuba | Discover Scuba Diving Course is designed to teach you the required skills needed to complete two dives on the reef with all other certified divers.

How old do you have to be to sign up?

The minimum age to go into the ocean is 10. Children between the ages of 8-10 can participate in the Bubblemaker program which is pool training only.

How long are the dives in the ocean?

The length of the dive will be determined by several factors one of which is how long you want to remain underwater. The longest dive completed in this course would be approx 55 minutes.

How deep underwater will I be scuba diving?

The exact depth will vary throughout parts of your dive. The maximum depth is 40 feet however most dives are completed around 25 feet. If you are concerned about the diving depth contact us to discuss it further.

Do I have to go into the pool before diving in the ocean?

Yes. Our program and vast majority of Try Scuba programs require divers to first start in the pool. The controlled and relaxed environment of a pool is the most enjoyable way to learn how to scuba dive.

Will I see any sharks on the dives?

Hopefully! The great thing about diving in the Florida Keys is the water visibility is great. Therefore everyone underwater can see everyone else (sharks included).  In the event that you bump into some sharks there is no need to worry. Keep your hands to yourself and the sharks do not bother you.  Scared of sharks? We have the secret cure. Call us!

All participants must be aware of and understand all risks pertaining to this class/course/experience before booking. It is the participants responsibility (or guardian if applicable) to ensure that you are medically capable and within all limits listed below in order to begin. No refunds to be provided to participants that purchase a ticket and are not able to participate due to the restrictions listed below. Additional information is available in our Cancellation & Refund Policy or by contacting us and speaking with one of our training dive professionals.

  • *NOTICE*: All participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire. Certain medical conditions may require approval and sign off from a licensed physician. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own medical clearance. No refund of deposit (24% of order total) will be provided if participant is not medically cleared at time of check-in. Please click HERE to view the medical questionnaire. Contact us anytime if you have any questions.
  • PLEASE BE AWARE FLYING AFTER DIVING IS NOT ALLOWED.  All participants that breathe from a scuba diving regulator and tank underwater MUST wait 24 hours before getting on a plane or exceeding an elevation of 1000 feet above sea level. FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD BE FATAL.  If you would like to learn more about why we need to wait before flying after diving contact us and one of our instructors will explain.
  • THE ABILITY TO SWIM AND TREAD WATER IS MANDATORY.  All participants are required to complete a basic swim test in a pool approx 10 feet deep.  A short tread and a short swim displaying your ability to swim is all that is required.  Failure to complete the swim test will result in the immediate ending of the Try Scuba Experience.

We are conveniently located at the Holiday Inn Marina in Key Largo, Florida.

Free Parking is available directly behind the Holiday Inn.

Boat is located at the marina entrance.

*Download Medical Form
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888-947-2822

Contact us if you have questions about trying scuba diving in the Florida Keys

  • No Experience Needed

  • Dive in 1 day

  • Bucket List – Scuba Diving

Book Now

888-947-2822

Contact us if you have questions about trying scuba diving in the Florida Keys

  • No Experience Needed

  • Dive in 1 day

  • Bucket List – Scuba Diving

Book Now

Course Price

$225

Includes:

  • Scuba Gear Rental
  • Morning Pool Training
  • 2 Afternoon Boat Reef Dives
  • Instructor included all day

Instant E-Tickets

9 Hours

Everything Included

Overview

The Try Scuba | Discover Scuba Diving course is the best way to try scuba diving for the first time. Whether this is your bucket list item or you are considering earning your open water scuba certification this is the place to start. With zero prior experience, our skilled instructors will cover basic scuba skills in the pool, then lead you on 2 reef dives on the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world. There’s no better place to try scuba than Key Largo in the beautiful Florida Keys.

Course Price  $225

Includes:

  • Scuba Gear Rental
  • Morning Pool Training
  • 2 Afternoon Boat Reef Dives
  • Instructor included all day

Course Schedule

Check-in Time: 7:45am
Lunch Break: 11:00am
PM Check-in: 12:30pm
PM Departure: 1:00pm
Boat Return: 5:00pm

Highlights

  • Experience real diving with no experience

  • Detailed Morning Pool Training

  • (2) 1 hour reef dives in afternoon

  • Awesome Scuba Instructors

  • Small Student/Instructor Ratios

Course Schedule

Check-in Time: 7:45am
Lunch Break: 11:00am
PM Check-in: 12:30pm
PM Departure: 1:00pm
Boat Return: 5:00pm

*Download Medical Form

The Discover Scuba Diving course enables you to try out scuba diving for a day. There is a knowledge development session, pool session, and then open water dives on the reef. This experience is real scuba diving. After completing the knowledge and pool session you will go out on the boat on the afternoon dive charter and dive the reef with the certified divers. If you have always wanted to try scuba diving this will probably be the highlight of your vacation.

Your day starts in the morning with a knowledge review. Your instructor will explain the core fundamentals of scuba diving. Safety guidelines, scuba diving gear, and basic techniques will be discussed. You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss any questions you may have. Class sizes are small and it is a very laid back super fun experience.

Once in the pool you will get to put on a set of scuba gear that we provide. Then you will have the ability to take your first couple of breathes underwater. A series of required skills will be demonstrated and practiced. You need to be able to clear your mask in case water gets inside. Regulator recovery will also be practiced. The gauges on your equipment will be explained, you will do some swimming in the pool, and then its off to the boat.

The Discover Scuba Diving course includes 2 dives in the afternoon. You will go on the afternoon scuba diving charter with your instructor and other certified divers. Once on the reef you will have a chance to go scuba diving for the first time! The Florida Keys is a great place to try diving for the first time. Key Largo has lots of dive sites that are great for beginners. This will be an unforgettable and possibly career changing experience!

7:30amCheck-In. Arrive at the shop for check-in and gear fitting. (All students must complete their medical waiver, liability release, and any required doctor sign-offs prior to check-in)

8:15amPool session (2 hours). Your instructor will explain the core fundamentals of scuba diving, go over safety guidelines, scuba diving gear, and discuss basic scuba diving techniques. After learning and practicing core dive skills you will demonstrate these skills for your instructor, earning your spot on the afternoon dive charter! You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss any concerns. Small class sizes make for a thorough and enjoyable experience. 

10:30am – 12:30pm (Approx) – Free time. Take a break, have lunch, be back at the dock by 12:30 ready to board. Ask us for nearby lunch recommendations!

12:30pm Afternoon Boat Check-in. Meet your instructor at the boat for a pre-dive briefing. Your instructor will set-up your gear, show you around the boat, and get you ready for your first dives.

1:00pm – Boat departs. Take-in the scenic 4-6 mile boat ride out to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.  Your Try Scuba Diving | Discover Scuba Diving course includes 2 afternoon reef dives with your instructor.  Each dive lasts about 1 hour.  During your dives, your instructor will point out marine-wildlife as they guide you around the reef. 

5:00pm – Boat returns (Approx). Debrief with your scuba diving instructor. The boat crew will unload and return your scuba rental gear for you. All course participants will receive

Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes. All participants are required to complete a basic swimming assessment in water deeper than 8 ft.  Failure to complete the swimming assessment will result in the end of the course.

Do I need any prior experience to go scuba diving on the reef?

No. The Try Scuba | Discover Scuba Diving Course is designed to teach you the required skills needed to complete two dives on the reef with all other certified divers.

How old do you have to be to sign up?

The minimum age to go into the ocean is 10. Children between the ages of 8-10 can participate in the Bubblemaker program which is pool training only.

How long are the dives in the ocean?

The length of the dive will be determined by several factors one of which is how long you want to remain underwater. The longest dive completed in this course would be approx 55 minutes.

How deep underwater will I be scuba diving?

The exact depth will vary throughout parts of your dive. The maximum depth is 40 feet however most dives are completed around 25 feet. If you are concerned about the diving depth contact us to discuss it further.

Do I have to go into the pool before diving in the ocean?

Yes. Our program and vast majority of Try Scuba programs require divers to first start in the pool. The controlled and relaxed environment of a pool is the most enjoyable way to learn how to scuba dive.

Will I see any sharks on the dives?

Hopefully! The great thing about diving in the Florida Keys is the water visibility is great. Therefore everyone underwater can see everyone else (sharks included).  In the event that you bump into some sharks there is no need to worry. Keep your hands to yourself and the sharks do not bother you.  Scared of sharks? We have the secret cure. Call us!

All participants must be aware of and understand all risks pertaining to this class/course/experience before booking. It is the participants responsibility (or guardian if applicable) to ensure that you are medically capable and within all limits listed below in order to begin. No refunds to be provided to participants that purchase a ticket and are not able to participate due to the restrictions listed below. Additional information is available in our Cancellation & Refund Policy or by contacting us and speaking with one of our training dive professionals.

  • *NOTICE*: All participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire. Certain medical conditions may require approval and sign off from a licensed physician. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own medical clearance. No refund of deposit (24% of order total) will be provided if participant is not medically cleared at time of check-in. Please click HERE to view the medical questionnaire. Contact us anytime if you have any questions.
  • PLEASE BE AWARE FLYING AFTER DIVING IS NOT ALLOWED.  All participants that breathe from a scuba diving regulator and tank underwater MUST wait 24 hours before getting on a plane or exceeding an elevation of 1000 feet above sea level. FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD BE FATAL.  If you would like to learn more about why we need to wait before flying after diving contact us and one of our instructors will explain.
  • THE ABILITY TO SWIM AND TREAD WATER IS MANDATORY.  All participants are required to complete a basic swim test in a pool approx 10 feet deep.  A short tread and a short swim displaying your ability to swim is all that is required.  Failure to complete the swim test will result in the immediate ending of the Try Scuba Experience.

We are conveniently located at the Holiday Inn Marina in Key Largo, Florida.

Free Parking is available directly behind the Holiday Inn.

Boat is located at the marina entrance.