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SKIN DIVER Learn to snorkel and skin dive!

The PADI Skin Diver Course

Learn to snorkel and to skin dive! Explore the underwater world from the surface.

The PADI Skin Diver certification helps you get, and keep, your fins wet. While snorkelling is limited to peering down from the surface, skin divers generally venture further than snorkellers, making frequent surface dives to interact with aquatic life, up close and personal.


To enrol in the PADI Skin Diver course:

  • Participants must be at least 8 years old
  • Being comfortable in the water
  • Before participants take part they must fill out Galaxsea's Application and Medical Form

What You Learn

The course provides basic information on the equipment used in skin diving and their practical uses. You will also learn how to "duck dive" skilfully and safely with the skills to hold your breath efficiently and blast clear the snorkel. 
Other parts of the water training include various techniques for donning and adjusting equipment, entering the water, checking buoyancy and surface swimming.
Some of the added features cover how to look after the environment, problem management, and safe practices.

The Fun Part

The best part is learning to use your mask, fins and snorkel so you don't miss a moment of underwater action. Whether you're in a pool your local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, you'll have a new perspective on just about every body of water. You can use your new aquatic skills to explore a brand new world both above and bellow the water. 

When you've finished the course, you'll get a PADI Skin Diver certification card for your efforts and be ready for your next adventure.

The Gear You Use

The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you to use basic snorkelling equipment, this includes a mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy control device (BCD), exposure protection like a wet suit and dive weights as needed.

Already have your own equipment? Maybe you have a mask or fins? GREAT! feel free to bring it along. Anything you don't have, or might need, we have here at Galaxsea.

The Learning Materials You Need

Before your PADI Skin Diver course, you will be supplied with the PADI Discover Snorkelling guide. The guide illustrates various techniques and background knowledge that will be put into action during your course.
It also gives your some helpful tips and information about the underwater world!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!