Learn snorkeling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.
Skin diving is snorkeling 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.
To enroll in a PADI Skin Diver course, you must be at least 8 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and comfort in the water. No prior experience is required.
The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you about:
- How to choose, adjust and use skin diving equipment.
- Basic safety guidelines for being in and around the water.
- Snorkeling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.
- Going on an optional skin dive at a local dive site.
In the PADI Skin Diver course you’ll learn how to use basic snorkeling equipment, including mask, snorkel, fins, snorkel vest, cold protection – such as a wetsuit – and lead weights as needed.
Check out the equipment you will be using during the course at our dive centers and let your PADI professional advise you on what you need.
Sign up for a Skin Diver course at our dive center and at the end you will receive the PADI Skin Diver certification. Ask your instructor for the PADI Video Discover the Underwater World and The Snorkeler’s Field Guide. Although not essential to the course, the video offers many practical snorkeling tips and the booklet covers various underwater environments and common marine life.
The following services are included in the course fees:
Required equipment, theoretical instruction, entrance to the swimming pool, pure diving time approx. 30 min.
course fees: 45,00 €