Discover Scuba at Tilden Woods

New for 2021, Tilden Woods Pool is proud to offer a “Discover Scuba” event in partnership with Atlantic Edge Diving, a PADI-certified dive school in Germantown. It’s an excellent opportunity to explore TW from a new angle and maybe even start a new hobby!

The course will be offered on the morning of Sunday, August 29th. All TW members ages 10 and up are eligible to participate. The course will include a dry-land safety and orientation briefing followed by a dive in the pool for 45-60min.  The cost of this event is $50/person. Spaces are limited so please don’t delay in signing up! Reservations will be confirmed once payment is received. Any questions can be addressed to Ira Thorpe . If you are interested please register using the Google Form below:


More details from Atlantic Edge

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you  want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into  a certification course, Scuba Try-It will let you try scuba diving to see if  you like it. Try-It is usually about an hour, and a dive professional will  be with you the entire time, helping you, making sure you’re  comfortable, and answering any questions you have. While not an  actual scuba certification, during the Scuba Try It experience you’ll  learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick  and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater  world. 

If you are excited about scuba diving but initially nervous, then a Scuba  Try It is for you! Great idea for those kids interested in Scuba Camp,  but want to try it first! 

What you learn

You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing  you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will: 

  • Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around  underwater while wearing it. 
  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable  there. 
  • Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba  certification course when you are ready to take the next step. 

The Scuba Gear You Use

All the equipment you will need is included in a Scuba Try-It experience. You’ll use all the basic scuba  gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket (BCD) that carries your weights and  scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from, and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply.


To participate in the Scuba Try It program you must be at least 10 years old. All participants will be required to complete a medical questionnaire, COVID-19 screening form, and liability release.