Skin diving is snorkeling while making breath-hold dives to observe aquatic life, up close and personal. It’s a great way to explore the underwater world when you’re not able to scuba dive or if scuba diving just isn’t your thing. The PADI Skin Diving course teaches you how to enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for short visits, whether you dive in a local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, at home or on holiday at a dive destination.
To enroll in a PADI Skin Diving course, you must be at least 8 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and comfort in the water. No prior experience is required.
The PADI Skin Diving course teaches you about:
The PADI Skin Diving course teaches you how to use basic snorkeling equipment including a mask, snorkel, fins, snorkeling vest, exposure protection like a wet suit and dive weights as needed. Check with your PADI Dive Center and Resort about the gear you’ll need for this course and get advice about skin diving from your PADI Professional.