Dive Zone - Tauranga

Try Dive

$75.00 NZD

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?

If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, our Try Dive experience will let you try scuba to see if you like it.  

While not an actual scuba certification, you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

The Fun Part

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time.  It takes a little getting used to –after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is.  The biggest challenge Instructors have with a Try Dive experience is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the session is over.  The fun part? It’s all fun!

Plus, you can get credit!  If you book & pay for your PADI Open Water Diver certification within 12 months of your Try Dive, not only will it put you a step ahead of your fellow participants, but we'll reduce the cost of your Open Water Course cost by the cost of your Try Dive. 

What You Learn

You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor.  One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not.  You will: 

  • learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
  • find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
  • learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your PADI Open Water Diver course when you take the next step

The Scuba Gear You Use

All the equipment you will need is provided for your Try Dive experience.  You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask , snorkel & fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket (BCD) that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from, and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply.  

The Learning Materials You Need

Just your willingness and undivided attention


To participate in a Try Dive you must be at least 10 years of age

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete a Try Dive, you’ll want to check out the PADI Open Water Diver course