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!