Course information

Interested in learning to Scuba Dive and about the adventure of Scuba Diving and the true sensation of weightlessness? Then you’ll love this.

The 1½ hour sessions start with a briefing from one of our professionally trained instructors and then it’s into the shallow end to put on the Scuba equipment and take your first breaths underwater.

You will be introduced to the basic concepts of Scuba and at your instructor’s discretion you will be invited into the deep end of our pool (8 & 9 year olds are restricted to the shallow end).

We have two different experiences:

PADI Discover Scuba Session – costs £35.00 – once you are confident with the scuba equipment you can proceed down to the deep end of the Andark pool (3.4m) to experience pressure.

  • Minimum age – 8 Years old.
  • There is no maximum age, you’re never too old!
  • On completion of your PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience you will receive a recognition card that entitles you to £10 off any PADI Open Water Course.

Course Prerequisites

Suitable for anybody in reasonable health – a medical declaration is to be completed and if you answer YES to any of the questions you MUST contact Andark on 01489 581755 to obtain a PADI Medical Form to take to a GP to confirm you are fit to dive before your come for the try dive.

Course dates

We also run Discover Scuba sessions every Monday and Wednesday evenings 6.45pm-9pm.

Please contact us for availability.


Please let us know if you can not attend due to having any of the symptoms and are self isolating. We can reschedule your session at no extra cost or give you a credit note to use in store. We will not refund your session.

Course price

£35 per person – If you have own Mask and Snorkel

£59 per person – includes Mask and Snorkel

PADI Discover Scuba Session (including deep end diving).

What’s included?

All equipment and fun is supplied, all you need to bring is swimming costume, an old T shirt to wear in

the pool and a towel.

Personal and group sessions arranged by appointment.

£90 Personal tuition


For groups up to 12 for a shallow-end try dive, ages 8+ – 90 minutes


For groups up to 12 for PADI Discover Scuba Diving session, ages 10+ – 90 minutes.


For groups up to 24 for shallow end scuba, ages 8+ – 90 minutes.

How is the course run?

Sessions are run weekly on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.00 pm,just ring up to book your place. A schedule of daytime dates can be found below and you will need to pre-book and pre-pay for these sessions.

Maximum group size is 12 for PADI Discover Scuba Diving . Larger groups can be accommodated upon request, however, groups of more than 12 will be split into two and will use scuba in the shallow end for half the session and snorkel or swim in the deep end for the other half.

If you cannot find dates to suit or you would like to make a group booking, please contact us.

Download our Medical form.

This must be filled in and returned before taking part in the DSD session.

Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.