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Discover Scuba Diving Course

Experience the allure of Hawaii's waters with no commitment necessary. Our PADI-certified instructors, boasting years of experience, will guarantee your comfort while utilizing our high-quality diving equipment.

Curious about breathing underwater? If you're intrigued by scuba diving but hesitant to commit to a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is the ideal option for you.


Dive alongside a dedicated PADI Instructor who will guide you through this quick and easy introduction to scuba diving, requiring no prior experience.


Learn essential safety guidelines and basic diving skills under the supervision of a PADI professional. Explore the ins and outs of scuba equipment, experience the sensation of breathing underwater, and discover key diving skills - all while exploring the breathtaking coral reefs along the Kona coast.


Dip your toes into the world of scuba diving and unlock the potential for future adventure.

 Try Scuba Diving

If you’re interested in scuba diving, but unsure if you want to enroll in a scuba certification class, Discover Scuba Diving is the perfect way to test the waters. In a very short time, you’ll learn basic scuba skills and take your first breaths underwater.

Take This Course

  • Find out if you like scuba diving

  • Connect with the underwater world

  • Take your first breaths underwater

  • Decide if you want to be a certified diver

Learn How to

  • Use scuba gear

  • Use hand signs to communicate

  • Perform basic scuba skills

Step 1: Independent Study - PADI elearning

Prepare for your Discover Scuba Diving experience with PADI DSD eLearning™. Use your computer or mobile device to learn diving safety fundamentals before you get in the water.

Contact a PADI Dive Shop or PADI Professional for access to DSD eLearning and to schedule your first scuba diving experience.

  • eLearning time commitment: 20-30 min

Step 2: At Aquatic Life Divers With Your Instructor

A PADI Professional will fit you with scuba gear and explain how to use it. In a pool or calm water environment. You’ll practice basic diving skills followed by free time to play underwater or go on a guided open water dive.

  • Prerequisites: None

  • Total time commitment: 4-5 hours

  • Minimum age: 10

The PADI Difference

For over 50 years, PADI has undeniably been the Way the World Learns to Dive®, setting the standard for the highest quality dive training, underwater safety and conservation initiatives while evolving the sport of diving into a passionate lifestyle.

  • 30,000,000+ (and counting) PADI certified divers to date!

  • 6,600 PADI dive centers and resorts across the globe

  • 128,000  PADI Professional members worldwide

After This Course

Discover Scuba Diving isn’t a certification, but you can apply what you learned toward a PADI Open Water Diver certification. Ask the dive shop or your Aquatic Life Divers PADI Professional for more information.

Rates & Times

  • Seasonal pricing starts at $299 for adults and $399 for minors (under 18), $399 and $499 during peak season.

  • The duration of the experience is 4-5 hours.

  • Guest check-in begins at 8:00 am, with a launch at 8:30 am, and return to the harbor around 1:00 pm.

  • Want to try scuba with even less time commitment? Join us for our Late Morning One Tank Dive or Snorkel charter.


  • Age requirement: Must be at least 10 years old and in reasonably good physical health.

  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult on the boat.

  • Completion of PADI Medical Statement is required.

  • Proficiency in swimming and floating unassisted in the ocean.

  • Ability to understand and speak English (for safety reasons).

What To Bring

  • Reef-safe sun protection

  • Towels

  • A sense of adventure

  • Gratuity for your guides

What We Provide

  • Memories, astonishment, inspiration

  • Expert PADI Dive Instructors, at a 2:1 student to instructor ratio for adults, 1:1 for minors

  • Coral and sea life education

  • Snacks and drinks

  • Scuba equipment

Daniel N
March 2024

Best day ever! went diving with these guys today with my son (10 years old) and had an amazing time!!! We are locals here on the Big Island and I wanted to find the best company for kids and I found them. The crew was so patient with him. We went on what's called a "discovery dive" which doesn't require a certification. just a short online tutorial and a briefing on the boat regarding safety and the equipment. then two boat dives. my son had his own instructor. if you're like me, an avid diver, and want to turn your kids on to scuba this company is the place. we'll be back to take their Padi certification course this summer. I highly recommend Aquatic Life Divers!! true story!

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