You Can Dive Without Doing a PADI Certification Course

06 Feb 2021

It’s a common misconception that you need to complete a course with lots of classroom study to be able to go scuba diving; the fact is that you don’t. Of course, you cannot simply pop along to the dive center, grab a tank and jump into the ocean but with Prodivers it’s almost as simple (but a lot safer!)…with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program!

If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to dive in the aquarium-like conditions of the Maldives, surrounded by tropical fish and encountering turtles and rays, but discounted the idea due to the time-consuming nature of a course and the expense involved, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program (DSD) is for you. It’s a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world, no classroom, no study, just devote as much time to diving for fun as you wish.

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program:

  • Your instructor will explain the basics of equipment and the key skills needed in the water. The first dive takes place in the very shallow lagoon where you will get used to the gear, practice a few handy skills and experience the amazing sensation of being almost weightless.
  • Your instructor will take you for a dive to the reef for your second session, where you will see corals, countless fish, and if you’re lucky, turtles, moray eels, and maybe even rays!
  • With so many beautiful dive sites accessible by boat, most of the DSD participants decide to do a third dive on another reef too.


If you get totally hooked and want more, you can either repeat step 3 as often as you like; or use what you’ve already learned as credit for one of the PADI certification courses – either the full Open Water or PADI Scuba Diver.

Let us know if you’ll be visiting us soon and are interested in trying a scuba diving adventure. To take part, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary. If you’d rather wait and see how you feel when you arrive, no problem at all, simply pop into the dive center where our friendly team will explain how you can dive without doing a course.