Discover Scuba Diving

In Mainstream of PADI Scuba Diving Courses by Grahame Massicks

Discover Scuba Diving – this is how it works!

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PADI’s program of Discover Scuba Diving is your chance to breathe underwater and go for your very first dive with the help of a PADI professional! The first thing we do is assemble your equipment and explain how it works. After a thorough briefing, so that you fully understand what you are about to do, we start the dive in very shallow water. Here you will learn the first four scuba diving skills. It also gives you time to get used to the equipment and the sensation of breathing under water. Then, when you are feeling comfortable, we go for your first dive!


We normally visit the reef at Salang Bay South because it is ideal for your first underwater adventure. We swim above the sand, so that you cannot hurt yourself or damage the environment, but close enough to see all that the reef has to offer. There you will see an amazing variety of corals, large and small, hard and soft. The reef is inhabited by an equally amazing variety of fish, from the tiny iridescent blue of the Cleaner Wrasse to the magnificent Bump Head Parrot Fish, and if you are extremely lucky you might see one of the local turtles!

During 2016 the sea has washed away some of the sand from the lower parts of the beach. This has uncovered some of the rocks below and has made the beach more difficult to cross in bare feet. So I strongly advise participants to bring a pair of flip flops to wear into the water until we are up to our chests. You can then float, take of your flip flops and put on your fins.

You need to be reasonably fit and healthy to undertake the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, so please check out the medical form below. Make sure that you can answer ‘No’ to all the questions on the first page. If you need to answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions, print out the form, and seek the advice of your doctor. If he declares you fit to dive, please get him or her to fill out the form and then bring it with you when you visit.

Medical Statement PDF

Because this is the first part of the Open Water Course, if you decide that you want to continue and complete your first scuba diving certification, you do not have to do it again, and the full cost can be deducted from the price of the course!

Brand new for 2017 I am launching a Premium Service version of Scuba Guru’s dive offerings! The central idea is that those who select to use the Premium Service will have me exclusively during the course of their stay here in Salang. Whether for fun dives or diving courses I will take on no other customers than the Premium booking. Now that is truly unique to Scuba Guru! To find out more click the button below:

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Discover Scuba Diving Schedule: to suit you

Duration: 3 hours
Number of dives: 1 confined water + 1 open water combined
Standard Service Price: MYR 210.00
Premium Service Price: MYR 305.00

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