Try-dives

If you’re looking for something new and exciting to do, we are delighted to offer you the opportunity to try scuba. Led by one of our BSAC qualified instructors, a try dive is an ideal opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with the basic principles of scuba diving before undertaking a formal dive qualification.

Typically our try-dives last one hour and take place at Aylestone Leisure Centre on a Thursday evening. They cost £10/person and can be scheduled on request by using the form provided.

Suitable for individuals aged 12 or above, our try-dives begins with poolside tuition during which time you will be introduced to basic diving techniques and learn about the key equipment you will use during your dive. You will then be invited to embark on a short, instructor-led scuba dive in the pool.

You will learn how to communicate under the water and how to keep yourself safe and healthy when diving. We will also help you to adapt to the water pressure so that you are comfortable for the duration of your dive.

LUEC instructor Cliff teaches trainee Alisha scuba basics during her try dive

As part of your try-dive fee we will provide you with all the equipment you require to safely complete the dive, this includes a mask and fins, buoyancy jacket (BCD), air cylinder and a set of breathing regulators to help you breathe safely and comfortably under the water. All you need to bring along is a towel and clothes suitable for swimming in the water (for example shorts and a t-shirt or a ’shortie’ wetsuit). You may wish to bring a water bottle with you to keep yourself hydrated.

Before you undertake a try-dive you will be asked to review and complete a BSAC try-dive medical and responsibility declaration form (pdf 187kb). We recommend that you review this form before booking your try-dive to ensure that you are medically fit and ready to proceed.

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