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DIVE IN THE AQUARIUM TANK Let's try a new experience

Learn to scuba dive in Ireland

Discover Scuba in our Aquarium Tank

If you are a qualified diver or even never tried scuba before...this is the chance for you.

Why With Us

  • We are located at the edge of Europe on the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way
  • We have a UNIQUE AQUARIUM which we use for our Courses & Fun Dives
  • We have a heated swimming pool in our school
  • We offer FREE of charge JACUZZI, SAUNA & STEAM ROOM

Our unique Dive Aquarium – a key part of your learning 

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.

What You Learn

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:

  • Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
  • Find out what it's like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
  • Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step


To enrol in the Aquarium Discover Scuba you must be 10 years or older

The Fun Part

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!

The Scuba Gear You Use

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.

Daily Time Table

  • Group 1 - at 9 am
  • Group 2 - at 10.30 am
  • Group 3 - at 12 pm
  • Group 4 - at 1.30 pm
  • Group 5 - at 3 pm

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete the Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving programme, you'll want to check out: Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver certification courses.

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