SKIN DIVING AND SNORKELING
Come snorkeling with Diver Delight and see the underwater diversity that South Australia has to offer. There are many Snorkeling sites around South Australia ranging from rock pools & reefs to sunken ship wrecks. Two significant attractions are the Whyalla Cuttlefish spawning and Rapid Bay's Leafy Sea Dragons.
Fresh water snorkeling is also possible in Mt Gambier at the world renowned sink holes and ponds. With visibility of 40m + Ewens Ponds and Piccaninnie Ponds are an underwater paradise that should be on the list of things to see for every snorkeler.
Divers Delight has high quality snorkeling gear in store & online for purchase as well as Scubapro snorkeling gear available for hire.
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Who should take this course?
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 Diver 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 Diver course, you must be at least 8 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and comfort in the water. No prior experience is required.
What will you learn?
The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you about:
- How to choose, adjust and use skin diving equipment.
- Basic safety guidelines for being in and around the water.
- Snorkeling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.
- Going on an optional skin dive at a local dive site.
How can you start learning now?
Enroll in a course at your local PADI Dive Center or Resort, and get started earning your PADI Skin Diver certification. Ask your instructor about the PADI Discover the Underwater World video and companion piece – The Snorkeler’s Field Guide. Although not required for the course, the video has great tips that will come in handy when you hit the water and the field guide covers different underwater environments along with common aquatic life.
What gear will you use?
The PADI Skin Diver 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.