Step 1 | Try-Dive | PADI Discover Scuba Diving DSD

Enjoy scuba diving for the first time and experience the amazing underwater world Menorca has to offer with our DSD Try Dive (DSD = Discover Scuba Diving).

Ready for a new and exciting adventure? If so, come and have a go at Scuba Diving in Menorca with our DSD TRY DIVE. S´Algar Diving offers the perfect location, great facilities and brilliant staff. The Try-Dive is a great opportunity for those wanting to try or experience the underwater world for the first time.

TRY a DIVE and Discover Scuba Diving

This program or experience can also be used by a person who has been away from diving for a long time and fancies a structured learning experience to get back into the water.


The Try-Dive begins with a small amount of paperwork. This is then followed by a short classroom session where you will watch a 20 minutes video with the most important and basic information you should have before we take you down under. After the video, you´ll get your wetsuit on and we´ll brief you on the dive gear, show you how it all works and how you can use it yourself.

Pool practice

Now it’s time to get wet as we take you to the swimming pool. Once below the surface in the pool, we will practice a couple of key skills and exercises to make you feel comfortable and at ease with your scuba gear.

Bay dive

After you are completely happy and ready to move on, you´ll go from the pool straight into the sea. Here you´ll enjoy a bay dive to a maximum depth of around 6 to 8 meters. You will get to feel weightless like an astronaut and get to interact with our local marine life, see fish and experience this amazing feeling of… just being.   :-). Our Instructors will, of course, be by your side at all times.

The end?

Not necessarily! After your dive, you will be issued with a DSD certificate which is valid for 12 months, during which you are welcome to come back and join us on our boat for some more scuba diving. The next step up from your Bay Dive is our DSD Boat Dive. No skills there, just diving!

How’s my TRY DIVE day looking?

All in all, this whole experience will take 2 hours. The first hour is taken up by the video, briefing and getting dressed. The second hour is in the water. Usually around 20 minutes in the pool and 30-40 minutes diving in the sea. You can choose to do your Try Dive in the morning or in the afternoon, depending on both, your plans and ours. Just pop by the centre, call us or drop us a line and we´ll get organised.

So, Can I Discover Scuba Diving?

  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • You will have to be able to answer NO to all the questions in this medical questionnaire. If you have to answer with a yes, or if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you´ll have to get a medical clearance first.

What is included?

  • Equipment hire
  • Insurance during the course
  • Professional Team
  • A fantastic experience
  • Nice certificate for your wall of achievements

What is not included?

  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Dive related presents for the next 25 years

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Swimwear and if you have one of those swim caps with flowers that would be nice.
  • Towel
  • Sweets or an apple for your instructor.
  • A smile

OK, so I have done that what’s next?

There are two possible directions. You could consider adding to this experience with a DSD Boat Dive or perhaps is it time to learn to dive with a PADI Open Water Diver Course?

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