Try Scuba

Bet You’ve Always Wanted To Try Scuba Diving.  Right?

Maybe you watched a cool movie on television showing scuba divers playing with dolphins or one of your friends just returned from a fun dive trip to the “Islands” or maybe you’ve always dreamed of diving on a WWII wreck. Whatever your reason, in no time at all we’ll have you blowing bubbles underwater, doing somersaults, handstands and just about any other fun thing you can imagine.

Our Try Scuba Diving Experience is fun, easy to do and a great way to experience what it’s like to be weightless underwater.  And the really cool part is that we have two Try Scuba programs from which to choose.  One at A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center and another at the Denver Downtown Aquarium!

Try Scuba downtown Aquarium

Here’s What You’ll Learn

Your instructor will describe and review some of the basic guidelines you need to know in order to safely dive underwater such as; breath continuously, never hold your breath, always dive with a buddy and learn ways to equalize the pressure in your ears and sinuses, etc.  From there, you’ll head to the water and experience one of the most unique activities you could ever imagine.


Click to read prerequisites


  • Be at least 10 years old
  • Be in reasonably good health
  • Download and complete the following forms before arriving for you swimming pool experience

Required Forms

  • Registration Form
    NOTE: You will need to complete all areas of the registration form including: (Registration, Try Scuba Medical Questionnaire (see important note below), Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of  Risk and Indemnity Agreement. Waiver Release, Minor Waiver Release Verification (when applicable), Risk Awareness Verification and Basic Diver Training Record.
    VERY IMPORTANT:  A ‘Yes’ Response on the previous Medical Questionnaire will require you and your physician to complete and sign the RSTC Medical Statement Form (PDF) stating that you are fit to dive. This is ONLY needed if you have a ‘Yes’ response to any of the medical questions on the Medical Questionnaire.
  • Aquarium Scuba Diving Waiver (PDF)

Unfortunately, you’ll not be able to enter the water until the proper documents have been completed, signed and reviewed for accuracy by your instructor.

Sorry, there are no refunds for those who do not present the necessary (accurate) documents.

Fee $205 per person

Click to read inclusions and exclusions


  • Scuba diving in the Under the Sea Exhibit at the Denver Downtown Aquarium with Green Sea Turtles, Rays, Groupers and tons of their friends. It’s the same exhibit where we conduct our Dive with the Fish program
  • Professional A-1 Guide
  • Use of all Scuba/Snorkeling equipment and exposure suit
  • Entry pass (that day) to all Aquarium Exhibits
  • Commemorative T-Shirt
  • The experience from start to finish takes approximately 2-hours
  • Try Scuba recognition card

Not Included

  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items
    Sorry, no bare feet.  Please bring shoes (Keens, flip-flops) to wear on the wet deck

Please note: This is not a certification course. Additional training is required in order to become a certified diver


You’ll be met in the Divers Lounge at the Aquarium by an A-1 guide at 1:15pm for a 1:30pm start. Your guide will collect your Aquarium Scuba Diving Waiver and Registration Form and if applicable, RSTC Medical Form signed by you and your physician stating you are fit to dive.

From there you’ll be escorted to a private locker room where you can change into your swimsuit. Be sure to bring the proper footwear (flip-flops/Keens) as no bare feet are allowed, towel and other personal hygiene items. Then you’ll head to the dive deck to be fit with your equipment, given a pre-dive briefing and then jump in the water for the time of your life! Depending on the number of people in the program, you should be done by 4:30pm. Of course, there are no guarantees, so please be on time and be flexible.

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Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your deposit.

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete your Discover Scuba Diving experience, you’ll want to check out our Open Water Diver Course.