PADI Skin Diver (Snorkelling)

Minimum Age

Price

8+

£30

Duration

1 hour

About the Course

Skin diving is snorkelling while making breath-hold dives to observe aquatic life, up close and personal. It's a great way to explore the underwater world when you're not able to scuba dive or if scuba diving just isn't your thing. The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you how to enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for short visits, whether you dive in a local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, at home or on holiday at a dive destination.

Learn snorkelling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.

We'll discover hidden gems at one of our favourite snorkelling sites and also look at other areas for you to snorkel at a later date.

Why take this course

If you want to discover what life lives beneath the waves without full Scuba gear.

Short on time

Want to learn proper techniques and skills to help you make the most of your Snorkelling time

Not ready to take your first breath just yet underwater using Scuba

What you'll learn

The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you how to use basic snorkelling equipment including a mask, snorkel, fins, snorkelling vest, exposure protection like a wet suit and dive weights as needed.

Snorkelling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.

How to choose, adjust and use skin diving equipment.
Basic safety guidelines for being in and around the water.

Course Prerequisites 

Must be at least 8 years old.

You need adequate swimming skills and comfort in the water. No prior experience is required.

Equipment & Extra Cost

We'll provide mask, snorkel, fins but you'll need to bring suitable exposure protection yourself (such as a wetsuit) and footwear (wetsuit boots / aqua shoes).

We can help if you need/want to purchase any equipment before or after your experience.

After the course...

Loved seeing the magic of our underwater world? Why not take your first breath underwater on Scuba … we offer PADI Discover Scuba Diving Courses for those who want to try this amazing experience or if you're ready to become a fully certified diver why not book on to our next PADI Open Water Course.

Medical Requirements

You should have a basic level of fitness and be able to swim unaided.