Try scuba diving
Try scuba diving

Your first step into a new world.

Learn beginner scuba diving skills.

Hey there, water baby!

Are you ready to take the plunge and try scuba diving? You don't need any prior experience, just dive right in under the guidance of your instructor and discover a whole new world.

You'll learn how your equipment works, how to control your position in the water and you're even going to have a go at some core skills that every diver needs to master.

If you fall in love with being underwater during your try scuba diving session, you have already started to build the foundations needed to progress onto the next step - learning to dive and becoming a fully qualified diver with the skills to protect the ocean.

Try scuba diving with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience

EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS

ON SITE TRAINING TANK

1:1 TRAINING (OR BRING A BUDDY)

My daughter and I had a great try scuba diving session this morning. The team are great, teach everything really well and we just had so much fun. Will definitely go back to do more. An awesome way to spend a morning!

- Charlotte

What's involved?

When you arrive at the dive centre, your instructor will give you a chilled out pre-dive briefing. You'll understand how your equipment works, skills for beginners and important safety considerations before you try your gear on making sure everything fits perfectly. 

Once you're suited and booted, you'll jump in the water for around 1 hour of bubble blowing fun. It'll just be you and your instructor (plus your buddy if you're bringing one) during the session. You'll get the chance to swim around and practice some beginners diving skills.

Our on-site training tank is just over 3m deep, but you'll start on the nice shallow platform as you build up your confidence. The tank even has windows so we can snap photos and take videos of your underwater adventure.

Scuba diving is always better with a buddy

so take advantage of our 2 for 1 offer.

Normal price £50.00 per person

FAQs

Try scuba diving is suitable for complete novices. You don't need any prior scuba diving or snorkelling experience, although it does help if you feel generally confident in the water.

Before you begin your adventure, you must meet these requirements:

  • You must be at least 10 years of age (although this depends on the time of year - there's more info about this in the "is this adventure suitable for kids?" section)
  • You must be in good physical health and complete this Medical Statement (Please take a look at this form. It's a self-declaration of your fitness to dive by answering a series of yes/no questions. Depending on your answers, you may need to take the form to your GP to get signed off as fit to dive before you can hit the water.)

During your try scuba diving adventure, you will learn from the best, most experienced, and passionate instructors in the region.

Your session is all about YOU.

This is a brand new experience and we want you to enjoy every single second.

  • You will go at your pace, progressing only when you feel ready.
  • There's only you, your buddy (if you're bringing one) and your instructor in this session. You have the full attention of your instructor at all times.
  • Our team are super friendly and are here to make sure you feel safe and confident.

Our credentials.

We are a PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre which means our team train everyone from beginner divers just like you, all the way up to instructor level.

Nic and Jim (the co-founders of The Fifth Point) have been teaching people to dive for over a decade. They have created a very special team of instructors and divemasters. They're amazing in the water, but most importantly they're going to make sure that you feel welcome and like you're part of the family.

Our commitment to protecting the ocean.

The ocean is a very special place. It's our playground, our office, our happy place. It's also the world's life support system. Without it, there would be no life on Earth.

As a scuba diver, you will witness first-hand the pressures that the ocean face. From the devastating impact of climate change on underwater habitats to the issues caused by marine debris.

We are committed to protecting the ocean and developing an army of eco-warriors to help. Are you the next recruit??

You will use top of the range, modern diving gear during your try scuba diving adventure. In fact, you'll be wearing exactly the same equipment as your Instructor! We'll make sure that you've got gear that fits you properly, is comfortable to wear and straight forward to use.

We supply everything you need including:

  • xDeep Zeos backplate, harness and wing buoyancy device
  • Apeks XL4 long hose regulator
  • xDeep integrated weight system and weights
  • Fourth Element Hydros 7mm semidry wetsuit or Aqualung Fusion One/Azdry dry suit with Fourth Element Artic undersuit
  • Fourth Element 3mm or 5mm hoods and gloves
  • Fourth Element 5mm Pelagic boots
  • Apeks RK3 fins
  • A scuba diving air cylinder to best suit your size (choose from 7L, 10L and 12L tanks)
  • A wide selection of masks to choose from

How fit do I need to be to scuba dive?

You need to be relatively fit to try scuba diving.

Before you hit the water, you will need to complete a Medical Statement questionnaire. Take a look through the questions here. Depending on your answers, you might have to take this form to your GP and get signed off as fit to dive before you hit the water.

 

Do I need to be able to swim?

You don't need to be able to swim to try scuba diving, but it is a good idea that you are generally confident in the water.

Getting kids into scuba diving is one of our favourite things to do!

The try scuba diving session is suitable for 10 years+ although we need your help to make sure that your youngun is up for the adventure.

Our training tank is not heated. We keep it around the same temperature as the sea to create more realistic conditions while we're training. Our wetsuits will help keep everyone warm, but it's going to be cold in the winter! In our experience, we've found that young people get a bit too cold during this time and don't enjoy it as much as everyone expected.

If you think your youngun can brave the cold, they are welcome to try scuba diving all year round. However, we generally suggest that winter diving (between November and the end of February) is most suitable for those aged 12+.

You know them better than anyone so if you'd like to discuss this more, just give us a shout!

Once you realise you've fallen in love with scuba, the skills you learnt during your try scuba diving session can credit towards becoming a fully qualified diver.

Find out more about learning to dive