If you are a qualified diver or even never tried scuba before...this is the chance for you.
At Dive Academy, we have the only dive aquarium in Ireland; this provides an opportunity to sample ocean - like conditions in a confined water environment. Learning basic skills in a warm water swimming pool is a good step, but Dive Academy is unique in that we can do the Confined Water practice in our aquarium, which is filled with cool seawater. This gives you a better appreciation of diving at depth, and also the opportunity to dive in exposure gear - wetsuit.
You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you'll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will:
To enrol in the Aquarium Discover Scuba you must be 10 years or older
There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to –after all, human beings weren't designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The fun part? It's all fun!
You'll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from. You will also wear a scuba wetsuit.
The full programme takes 2 / 2.5 hours.