Try SCUBA Diving without a certification Today!

The SSI Try Scuba program is the best way to try scuba diving for the first time. You will be in confined water and well looked after by your instructor, so you can enjoy those first unforgettable breaths underwater and experience the magic of scuba diving.

Staying at Furneaux, Lochmara or Punga?

No need to come to Picton, we can come to you.

Who can enjoy this experience?

Anyone 12 years and older is welcome to come out and try scuba diving with us today. No experience needed beyond being comfortable in the water.

What equipment do you need?

Just a towel! Everything else is provided by us.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn the basics of how to use scuba equipment and experience what joys it can bring exploring our big blue backyard.


Maximum two students to one instructor so that you always have the full attention of your Instructor.


Example itinerary for the day:

8:00 – Meet at shop in Picton and get fitted with gear.

8:30 – Briefing on skills and equipment.

9:00 – Drive down to the slipway and launch boat.

9:30 – Enjoy boat trip to Lochmara/Furneaux/Punga.

10:15 – Practice the basics in the shallow water in front of the lodge.

10:45 – Enjoy a guided tour along the underwater trail.

11:45 – Have a shower and explore the attractions of the lodge at your leisure.

After lunch/tea/coffee (optional) we take the boat back to Picton and you can pick up your gear from the shop.


Courses run every day of the week from October to February

This experience can be credited towards your open water course resulting in one less day needed to complete the course.

SSI Try SCUBA Experience




  • 1 Open water experience in Lochmara
  • All equipment provided
  • No experience required


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