Book a Try Dive

What is a try dive?

Before taking up scuba diving a try dive in a swimming pool with Marlin Sub-Aqua Club in Nuneaton will help you decide how much you’ll love it! A try dive eperience also makes a great gift for others and you can order vouchers at the bottom of the page.

What happens on a try dive?

Each try dive starts with a brief introduction to diving techniques, and the equipment that you will be using, under the supervision of one of our instructors. You will need to ensure you are medically fit to participate in the try dive and will need to confirm this by signing a simple self-declaration form. Your try dive buddy will assemble your scuba kit and show you how it works, so you don’t need any prior scuba diving knowledge – everything will be arranged and safely assembled for you.

Once you have changed into your swimming gear and an old tee-shirt you will move to the swimming pool, climb into the water and then put on the scuba kit. In stages, you will slowly start to breathe underwater, first while standing close to the side and moving on to kneeling. Once you are happy your try dive buddy will guide you around the pool slowly progressing to a maximum depth of two metres.

The aim of the try dive is for you to experience scuba diving in a safe and fun environment.

When do try dives take place?

All try dives take place on Thursday nights from 8 pm to 10 pm at Pingles Leisure Centre, Avenue Road, Nuneaton, CV11 4LX. Ask at reception for directions to “the scuba diving club”.

What does it cost?

A try dive costs £15. This includes approximately 30 minutes of introduction to the equipment and a approximately 30 minutes in the pool. The £15 fee must be paid in advance to confirm the booking as spaces are limited. Seven days notice is required if you wish to cancel with a refund.

If you decide to join an Ocean Diver course within 28 days of your try dive, the cost of the try dive will be deducted from the course.

How old do I need to be to have a try dive?

Try dives are available to anyone aged 12 and over providing a supervising parent/guardian is present for the whole of the session.

Do I need to be fit to do a try dive?

Before you try dive you will be asked to read and complete a medical form, please download now to take a look at the Try Dive medical and responsibility declaration.

How do I book?

You can book and pay for the try dive online.

There are two spaces available for each date but you need to book them individually. If you have a larger group than two or if one of the slots is full please contact us and we’ll confirm instructor availability prior to booking.


Try Dive Experience e-voucher

You can also buy try dive experience vouchers as gifts for other people. The price is not printed on the voucher. After purchase we will generate the voucher and email it to the address you provide during check-out.

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