PADI Skin Diver

Skin diving is snorkeling while making breath-hold dives to observe aquatic life, up close and personal. It’s a great way to explore the underwater world when you’re not able to scuba dive or if scuba diving just isn’t your thing.

The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you how to enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for short visits, whether you dive in a local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, at home or on holiday at a dive destination.

1. Course overview

There’s little to no classroom material, it’s all about having fun in the water to understand the basic principles. It takes place in a pool, and you just need to be at least 8 years old to participate.

2. What you'll learn

How to choose, adjust and use skin diving equipment, as well as the basic safety guidelines for being in and around the water.

You’ll also learn valuable snorkeling and skin diving techniques, including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel, and performing effortless surface dives.

3. Equipment

We’ll provide everything you need for the duration of the course, but feel free to bring your own equipment if you have it already.

You’ll use a mask, snorkel, fins – and likely a weight belt.

Ready to start?

You can book and pay for your course with us online, either for yourself or someone else. We’ll send over any e-Learning content to your email, and we can then work with you on suitable dates and times for any practical sessions.

We have availability throughout the year, although if you have specific dates or a timeline in mind, please check with us first.

Your next adventure...

Once you complete the Skin Diver course, you’ll most likely want to check out the PADI Freediver course. This builds upon your existing skills to include advanced breathhold techniques and safety protocols.

We also offer PADI scuba courses. The PADI Open Water Diver is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. It’s great fun, and very fulfilling!

If you want to dip your toes first, check out our PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme. Over an hour or two in our pool, you’ll get to experience scuba for the first time and learn some basic skills.

The Stellar Crew

We have a very straightforward philosophy; we are totally committed to ensuring you – our customer – have the best, safest and most enjoyable experience possible. It’s as simple as that!

Here at Stellar, we all love to scuba dive, and we love to have fun doing it. We absolutely want you to feel the same way when you dive with us.

We can very proudly boast that we’re a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre. Put simply, this means we also train the trainers – so naturally we take our education of safe diving very seriously. You’re in safe hands, and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process too.