Discover Scuba Diving

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Discover Scuba Diving

(Try Dive)


Intro to SCUBA Diving

Training dive from shore

Shallow-water exploration

Full scuba diving equipment rental

For individuals not certified, who wish to try out scuba diving

start time 2:30pm

duration: approx. 3 hours

starting from € 120



Generally we offer the Discover Scuba Diving program for those new to diving every afternoon, weather permitting.

Firstly, we’ll go through some theory, and then get into the water from the shore to learn and practice some basic skills.
After becoming familiar with the basic techniques, the instructor will lead you on an exploration of the surrounding seabed to discover the underwater world.

If you master the skills, on the following morning we can then take you out on the dive boat, for 2 shallow reef dives in the Portofino marine park. Upon request it will be possible to dive the underwater statue of the Christ of the Abyss.

If you would like to book a boat tour in combination with your DSD program, please check the following package:

Discover Scuba Diving Price per person
Single participant €170
2 to 4 participants €120



Applicants for a Discover Scuba Diving program must:

  • Be a minimum of 12 years of age;
  • be able to swim in open water;
  • submit the Diver Medical Questionnaire properly completed and signed.

The purpose of the Diver Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you need to be examined by a physician before participating in scuba diving. If there is a positive answer on the questionnaire you might need to be signed off by a physician to be fit to dive.


Check-in time 2:30pm at our dive base:

via Jacopo Ruffini, 47
Santa Margherita Ligure

What To Bring
  • DSD Participant Statement properly signed
  • DSD Medical Questionnaire properly completed
  • Swimsuit, towel and flip-flops
Terms and Conditions

Securing a reservation with your payment means you accept the terms and conditions of our Cancellation Policy below:

  • Cancellation received with more than 14 days notice: full refund less online payment provider fee (4,5% max).
  • Cancellation received between 14 and 2 days before the scheduled check-in time: 50% refund of the amount paid or full refund (100%) in the form of a diving voucher valid for one year.
  • Cancellation received less than 48 hours before the scheduled check-in time or no-show: no-refunds.
  • In the unfortunate event that boat tours and scuba diving activities are cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or other unforeseeable changes caused by Portofino Divers: full refund (100%) of the amount paid for the cancelled services.

Discover Scuba Diving

Select a date to reserve your try dive

Available from April through October

Add two guided dives in the marine park the following morning

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