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DISCOVER SNORKELING Learn to snorkel and take pictures!

Who should take this course?

Those that want to explore the underwater world from the surface and occasionally submerge a few feet to look take a closer look.

While snorkeling is usually limited to peering down from the surface, you will learn to make occasional surface dives to interact with aquatic life, up close and personal, and take digital imagery.


To enroll in the PADI Discover Snorkeling, you must be:

  • at least eight years old,
  • comfortable in the water.

What will I learn?

The course provides basic information on snorkeling equipment, the environment, and safe snorkeling practices.

Inwater training includes various techniques for donning and adjusting mask, snorkel, and fins, entering the water, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.

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 looking at 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 during an optional open water dive. 

What gear will I use?

The Discover Snorkeling course teaches you to use basic snorkeling equipment including a mask, snorkel, fins, and a snorkeling vest. Ask us what equipment will be the best for you. We have everything you need at CALYPSO of TAMPA BAY.


What material I need?

Before your course you will be supplied with the PADI Discover Snorkeling guide. The guide illustrates various techniques and background knowledge that will be put into action during your course.

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