Discover Scuba Diving in Panama City Beach

Based on 11 reviews

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba without all the work. While not an actual scuba certification, you’ll have a half day program where you’ll learn some basic concepts, skills, and use of scuba equipment before going to an open water dive. This is a great experience for a first timer.

Activity Highlights

  • Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how to move underwater
  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater
  • Learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional
  • Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course

The class includes classroom instruction followed by a fun beach dive. If your Discover Scuba Diving program includes an actual scuba dive in open water, your experience may count toward PADI scuba diver or Open Water Diver certification, putting you a step ahead of the game when you decide to go for it.

What's Included

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Buoyancy compensating jacket
  • Scuba regulator
  • Instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply
  • Scuba wetsuit, if necessary
  • Weight system, if necessary


  • Gratuities (15-20%)


  • Due to the nature of this activity, participants will need to have the ability to swim and keep themselves above water, unassisted, for a period of time.
  • You must be in good health to participate. If you answer "yes" to any condition on a medical questionnaire, you must receive physician clearance to participate.
  • You must be at least 10 years old to participate in this class. A legal guardian must sign a waiver for any participant under the age of 18.
  • Sadly, pregnant women are not allowed to participate.

Additional information

  • Due to the nature of this class, the class is not handicap accessible.
  • If the weather is unfavorable and Dive Locker cancels the class, customers will be moved to a different day or a full refund will be provided.

Cancellation policy

Customer must cancel 48 hour prior to the class time in order to receive a full refund minus a $5 fee. Cancellations received 24-48 hours prior to the class will be eligible for a 50% refund, less a $5 fee. Cancellations within 24 hours of departure will not be eligible for a refund. If Dive Locker declares that the class to be cancelled, we will attempt to reschedule to the most convenient day possible. If the class cannot be rescheduled, the full amount of the class will be refunded to the customer. All no shows on the day of the class will not be refunded. Any changes to the reservation are at the discretion of the dive company. No refunds will be given once the customer attends the class.

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  • Mark R. about 1 month ago

    Nice folks, knowledgeable and professional staff. No one in the area will beat the prices on the 20 charter ticket they have, ends up being ~$65 per trip.... Read More on Yelp

  • Jacy B. about 2 years ago

    The positive is they were very patient & took their time teaching and making sure everyone could pass the tests & taught the basics of scuba diving very... Read More on Yelp

  • Jennifer N. about 3 years ago

    This place had so much more than I was looking for. They were awesome especially since we are from out of town. He saved me a ton of money and even offered... Read More on Yelp

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