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Discover Scuba


Discover the amazing underwater world


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a full dive ticket, our PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program will let you try scuba. See if you like the experience before committing to a full Open Water Course. Perth Scuba offer the Discover Scuba program in a range of options, choose from trying scuba diving in a swimming pool, Perth beach dive or even at Rottnest Island!

During the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.


  • Theory Session
  • PADI Discover Scuba Log Book
  • Air Fills
  • Swimming Pool Entry (if selected)
  • Beach Dives (if selected)
  • Rottnest Island Boat Dives (if selected)
  • All Equipment Hire; BCD, regulator, cylinder, wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, boots & weight belt
  • Dive Club Membership; special offers, loyalty reward points
  • Project AWARE Donation; supporting the marine environment


  • Minimum 10 years of age
  • Be fit to dive (answer NO to all the questions on the RSTC Medical Statement) or be deemed FIT TO DIVE by a Doctor

The experience consists of: 

  • Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.
  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
  • Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.
  • Have fun swimming around and exploring in the pool, ocean or Rottnest Island.

Course Schedules

Pool Schedule

  1. Friday 8:30am – 2pm

Pool & Ocean Schedule

  1. Saturday 8:30am – 5pm OR
  2. Sunday 8:30am – 5pm

Ocean Schedule

  1. Saturday 8:30am – 4pm OR
  2. Sunday 8:30am – 4pm

Rottnest Island Schedule

Choose a day when our boat is visiting Rottnest Island for your own private experience by booking an exclusive Private 1-on-1 Discover Scuba at Rottnest Island.


Experience scuba diving

Important Health and Safety Information:
Prior to commencing your dive course, you are required to complete the self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A YES answer to any questions indicates there is a pre-existing condition which may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner, preferably with experience in diving medicine, to obtain a dive medical certificate that states you are medically fit to dive. Your medical must be completed before starting your practical training with Perth Scuba.

To obtain a copy of the form Click Here
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Handy Tips

  • Ask plenty of questions, our Instructors want you to get the most out of your first underwater experience.
  • If anything is making you uncomfortable, let us know e.g. wetsuit too tight.
  • Don’t give up and stay positive! If you are having problems, you are not alone and we will help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen/sun protection
  • Dive medical if required (Ask us if you’re not sure)

Flying after diving?

  • We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. The earliest you should fly is 4 pm on the day after your experience concludes.

Do I need to be able to swim?

  • YES. You need to be able to swim (any swim style).

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