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TRANSITION YEAR IN IRELAND Introduction to Scuba Diving for students

Transition Year - Introduction to Scuba Diving

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 2019/2020 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:

  • Gaining an appreciation of the local environment, in particular, the Atlantic coast
  • Enhancing a spirit of cooperation and mutual assistance
  • Building self-confidence

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.

Course Content & Structure

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

The course can be offered as a concise or an extended course:

  • Option 1 - The concise course is a single 1 hour lesson that will provide the basics of scuba diving and allow you to practice them in the pool
  • Option2 - The extended course is a series of four weekly 2 hour classes that provide further skills training and practice in the pool over and above the concise course.

Both courses can be accommodated with a minimum of 4 students at Dive Academy on weekday afternoons during the academic year.

Time Table

  • The course will be available from September 2018
  • Class time can be scheduled as mutually convenient 

Course Pricing

  • Option 1 - The concise course is available at €35 per student
  • Option 2 - The extended course is €100 total (€25 per student per lesson)

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.