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SCUBA Diving Introduction

AATC is organizing a fun Sunday trip to Suntago (the biggest aquapark in Poland) and DeepSpot (an indoor scuba diving pool). Both are located approximately 10 km away, making it a perfect day.

DeepSpot:

  • Scuba diving introduction
  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Suntago Aquapark:

  • Kilometers of slides
  • Bar in a pool with jacuzzi
  • Saunas, hot tubs, palm trees

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

PADI Discover Scuba Diving, also known as SCUBA Diving Intro, is a dive experience where individuals without diver training or certification can explore scuba diving under the guidance of a diving instructor. It offers an opportunity for interested individuals to discover, through practical experience at a relatively low cost, whether they are interested in a deeper involvement in scuba diving. An introductory diving experience is much less time-consuming and costly than the completion of autonomous diver training.

If you decide to continue your diving training and start the Open Water Diver course, PADI Discover Scuba Diving can be counted as the first dives in OWD training.

Agenda

DeepSpot has a maximum limit of four people at a time per instructor. Each group will rotate every hour. Specific groups can plan their launch break right after dives, but only if there are three or more groups (with at least a two-hour gap between them).

Time Description
06:00 - 09:30 Travel from Kraków to Suntago
10:00 - 14:00 Fun at Suntago (+ lunch)
14:00 - 14:30 Transport to Deepspot
14:30 - 15:00 Documents and dive preparation
15:00 - 16:00 Dive Group A
16:00 - 17:00 Dive Group A
17:00 - 18:00 Dive Group B
18:00 - 19:00 Dive Group B
19:00 - 20:00 Dive Group C
20:00 - 21:00 Dive Group C
21:30 - 01:00 Travel from DeepSpot to Kraków

Location

Both DeepSpot and Suntago are located in Mszczonów, Poland, within a range of 10 km from each other. Mszczonów is a 40-minute drive southwest from Warsaw and 3.5 hours from Cracow, Poland.

DeepSpot Indoor Diving Pool

More information at Deepspot website

DeepSpot Surface

DeepSpot Pool

DeepSpot Cave

Suntago Aquapark

More information at: https://parkofpoland.com/en/

Suntago Pools

Suntago Slides

Suntago Saunas

Sauna Turecka Sauna Basen Dead Sea Sauna Basen Dead Sea Sauna Basen Siarkowy Sauna Aroma Sauna Egypt Sauna Korean Sauna Montblanc Sauna Rajska Plaża Sauna Valhalla

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have a dive certificate before applying?

No. You will be assisted by a dive instructor at all times, and you will not go deeper than 12 meters.

Do I need to have insurance?

No. Matt has DAN Pro Insurance, which covers all students during the training course with him. On your own, you can choose to have additional extreme sport insurance, but this is entirely optional. For more information about DAN Pro insurance here.

Do I need to know how to swim?

No. Diving is not about swimming, and strong swimming skills are not required. However, to complete your course and be certified, you must successfully complete a non-stop swim for 300 meters with a mask, snorkel, and fins.

Is it possible to squeeze so many things into such a short time?

Yes. All the equipment needed is waiting for you at the poolside. There is plenty of it, eliminating wait time between dives. All tanks are always full, and if you are low on air, just take another tank and dive. The water is clean, with a 100m visibility rate. DeepSpot has 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) water, so no dry suit or even wetsuit is needed. You can stay much longer in a warm pool than in open water anywhere else.

Is this according to PADI standards?

Yes. We do not do anything that even remotely stresses PADI limits. No exceptions to that. Period.

What medical qualifications must I meet?

PADI standards define health criteria that you must meet. In case of any problems, you need a doctor's written approval to dive. No exceptions to these rules!

Make sure you comply (or have written approval from a doctor) before you pay.

Diver's Medical Questionnaire and Medical Statement forms are available at:

At the beginning of the course (and before any in-water activities), student divers must:

  • Sign the PADI Release of Liability/Assumption of Risk Acknowledgment Form
  • Sign the PADI Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding
  • Sign the PADI Medical Statement

No signature, no diving. No exceptions!

Who will be teaching you?

Matt is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor and Hypoxic Trimix Technical Diver Instructor. He was awarded the PADI Elite Instructor Award in 2022 and received a PADI certificate of excellence for outstanding customer service and professionalism in September 2022. Matt is the lead instructor of EVA105 (Fundamentals of Underwater Analog EVA), EVA106 (Engineering for Underwater Environments) and the "Scientific Diver Course" for the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (formerly known as Project PoSSUM). Currently, he is involved in the development, neutral buoyancy, and parabolic flight tests of the Advanced Crew Medical Restraint System for commercial astronaut ACLS and CPR procedures. Matt is also a First/Secondary Adult and Child Care Emergency First Responder instructor.

For more about Matt's credentials (not only related to diving) here

PADI Staff Instructor Certificate PADI Excellence Award PADI Elite Instructor Award Matt at Blue Hole, Dahab, Egypt (Oct 2022) Matt on rebreather in Dahab Matt and Agata in Dahab

Can you issue an invoice?

Yes. We can issue both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) invoices.

Payment

There are two options (all options include Suntago aquapark, lunch, and transport):

Option 1 - with one hour of diving - 130 EUR Option 2 - with two hours of diving - 180 EUR

Activity Cost
Transport: Kraków - Mszczonów (there and back) 20 EUR
Suntago aquapark (4 hours) 30 EUR
Diving at DeepSpot, first hour 80 EUR
Diving at DeepSpot, additional hour (optional) 50 EUR

Food and drinks are not included in the price!

Medical