This program is exclusively for Irish secondary school students in their Transition Year.
Dive Academy, Lahinch, is pleased to offer an Introduction to Scuba Diving course for Transition Year students in the 2018/2019 academic year.
The course is available in one of two formats (concise or extended) and will provide an introduction to, and a chance to experience, scuba diving for all TY students. Following on from this course, the student has the option to pursue a formal qualification in Scuba diving (PADI Open Water Diver) at a reduced price.
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!
In addition to learning to Scuba Dive, students will benefit by:
For those students who chose to continue to a formal qualification, it may be the first step to a professional qualification enabling employability (and travel) in the diving industry.
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:
The course can be offered as a concise or an extended course:
Both courses can be accommodated with a minimum of 6 students at Dive Academy on weekday afternoons during the academic year.
Any student who chooses to progress to a full PADI Open Water Diver course will benefit from a fee reduction equivalent to the amount already paid for the introduction class(es). Dive Academy runs the PADI Open Water Diver course once a month at weekends.