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Try Diving in Maldives

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This could be you!

Try Diving with SUB AQUA DiveCenter Maldives



This could be you!

You would like to try scuba diving but you are not sure how? Will you like scuba diving for the first time?

One thing is for sure, you can't leave the Maldives without seeing the amazing underwater world! Diving is a must-do activity on your Maldives holiday.

Introduction Dives (try dives) at our dive centers are for those who have never dived before. PADI call this Discover Scuba Diving. Our professional instructor team will provide you with the basic instructions before accompanying you in the shallow lagoon to try breathing underwater for the first time. It's a thrill you will never forget!

Discover Scuba Diving is essentially for those that want to see more than when snorkeling but still don't want to commit to a full scuba diving course. You will develop your scuba skills on this dive and learn some more about what it is to scuba dive. Upon completion of Discover Scuba Diving you can sign up for more dives on the House Reef with an instructor if you wish. Maximum depth 12 metres. It is a great way to try scuba diving for the first time!

Are you fit for scuba diving?
Check with the PADI Medical Statement.
Download and view the PADI Medical Statement.
If you must answer 'yes' to any of the questions on the form then you must take this Medical Statement to your Doctor for approval and clearance to take part in scuba activities. This must be done before you arrive to the dive center or you may be refused to dive.

Scuba Diving FAQ

I can't swim. Can I still try scuba diving?
Yes you can! We do recommend that you are at least comfortable in the water but an instructor will be with you 100% of the time and assists you in every way so that you can simply relax, breathe and enjoy the amazing underwater world that Maldives has to offer.

Can I take photos?
Yes. Absolutely you should record your first scuba dive on camera to share with friends and family! SUB AQUA DiveCenter offer a digital underwater camera rental service or if you have an underwater camera of your own, please bring it with you. However, please be cautious. Breathing underwater and staying safe is a priority - capturing your experience on camera should only come AFTER you are feeling comfortable.

How old does my child have to be to try scuba diving?
A special try diving program for kids is our Bubblemaker program and this starts from age 8 with a maximum depth limitation of just 2 metres on the first dive. For all other divers trying scuba for the first time, the minimum age is 10 years old.

How deep will I go?
You will start your first dive in water that you can still stand up in! Simply put your face in the water and breath. Remember, your PADI Instructor will be right beside you so you have nothing to fear.
You may go up to 6 metres depth on your first dive. If you decide you want to make more dives with us, we can take you diving again but without completing the full course, your maximum depth limit will be 12 metres. If you want to go deeper than 12 metres then you should sign up to complete your PADI Open Water Course with us.

Is diving safe?
Absolutely and at SUB AQUA DiveCenter, safety is a top priority. With any water sport there are inherent risks and this is why we ask you to complete a short medical questionnaire before you take part in any scuba diving activity. This medical statement is to be read and signed by you, stating whether you have any pre-existing medical conditions that might stop you from scuba diving. You do not need to bring a medical certificate with you unless you think you may have medical conditions that prevent your from diving. In this case, make sure your Doctor signs the medical statement to confirm you are fit to dive before you arrive.

Can I scuba dive with Asthma?
Asthma is classed as a pre-existing medical condition. Some people with asthma do still enjoy scuba diving but you must obtain a signed medical certificate from your Doctor stating that you are fit to dive if this is the case. Bring it with you on holiday or we won't be able to take you diving!