Basic Snorkeling Equiptment:
Buoyancy control device
8+ years old
Comfortable in the water
Learn to snorkel and skin dive! Explore the underwater world from the surface.
The PADI Skin Diver certification helps you get - and keep - your fins wet. While snorkeling is limited to peering down from the surface, skin divers generally venture further than snorkelers, making frequent surface dives to interact with aquatic life, up close and personal.
The Fun Part
The best part is learning to use your mask, fins and snorkel so you don't miss a moment of underwater action. Whether you're looking at your local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, you’ll have a new perspective on just about every body of water. You can use your new aquatic skills to explore a brand new
world during an optional open water dive. And, when you’ve finished the course, you’ll get a PADI Skin Diver certification card for your efforts and be ready for your next adventure.
What will you learn?
The course provides basic information on skin diving equipment, dive science, the environment, problem management and safe skin diving practices.
In water training includes various techniques for donning and adjusting
equipment, entering the water, checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.
The Learning Material You Need
The PADI Skin Diver course doesn't have any required materials, but you'll enjoy the PADI Discover the Underwater World video. The video covers all of the great reasons to jump in and includes tips that will come in handy once you hit the water. A companion piece is The Snorkeler’s Field Guide. This handy booklet illustrates various underwater environments along with their common aquatic life.