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PADI Trial Dives

We have the best diving sites for over 100km right here on our doorstep - all the dive schools from the Costa del Sol drive an hour and a half to get here every day - so it's no wonder these trial dives are incredibly popular!  For total beginners the PADI trial session (Discover Scuba Diving or "DSD") is an ideal introduction - you need absolutely no previous experience as full instruction is given.

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All our diving is privately guided with English speaking instructors to ensure your safety and enjoyment and is conducted under the world wide PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) scheme so you can be assured of professional tuition with the highest safety standards and most modern equipment. The dive center is also an approved Mares supplier, so has a full range of quality kit and accessories if you decide to invest in any of your own equipment.

Typical Beginner's Trial Dive

After a short introduction to the basic rules of diving and your equipment, your instructor will help you kit up and take you for a gentle shallow water dive.  You actually start off with your feet planted firmly on the bottom, though before you know it your confidence will grow and the fascinating underwater world will entrance you.  Once in the water we kneel down in the shallows in a semi circle around the instructor, who will demonstrate a couple of key skills for you to practice such as clearing a leaky mask.  Once everyone has had a chance to have a go we set off to explore a whole new world!  Your instructors will pick the best side of the bay to explore based on the day's conditions - normally we explore along the marina side of the bay as there are usually huge shoals of fish along the rocks there, as well as the chance of spotting octopus and cuttle fish among the crevices.

The staff's philosophy is that if you don't enjoy your very first experience then you won't want to continue, so you can be assured that the highest standards of safety and tuition are upheld in order to ensure you have a first rate experience of the amazing world that lies underwater. The trial dives are beach based, thus ensuring you have total confidence in the shallowest of water without the complications of being off shore.

You can easily qualify as a PADI Open Water diver in just a few days while on holiday, which opens up diving for you wherever you go next on holiday in the world.  See our diving courses page for details. We also specialise in Long weekend diving breaks and special learn to dive weekends.

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