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SCUBA Diving for Children

Whilst there are limitations on certain activities beneath the water, it also makes for a great family activity! 

Diving is a great activity for children to get involved in, as well as having fun, adventure and adrenaline, they learn about topics such as the environment, physics, biology and geography. Why not start your child on their underwater adventures – it could change their lives!

Children eight or older can try scuba diving in a pool (or pool-like environment). Ask about a Bubblemaker experience or birthday party.

Aged 8-10

PADI Bubblemaker

The Bubblemaker program is fun, easy and a safe way for youngsters to join in the family fun of scuba diving!

 

After some serious fun with a game of underwater frisbee, the children are given a wall certificate to show off to all their friends.

 

Children should be OK in the water but they don’t have to be great swimmers since the maximum depth is only 2m

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  •  For children eight years and older who want to have fun in the pool

  •  Conducted by a PADI Instructor

  •  No pre-training required

  •  Uses equipment made for children

  •  Typical sessions last about 1 1/2 hours (sign up, gear up and fun included)

PADI Seal Team

Children who are comfortable in the water can participate in the PADI Seal Team program, a multi-day pool diving experience.

 

This exciting weekly program is built around action-packed AquaMissions!

What’s an AquaMission?

It’s an underwater pool adventure where kids learn new scuba activities. Kids learn how to float underwater like an Astronaut or take pictures of each other scuba diving.

Supported by a manual and logbook, the PADI Seal Team program is broken into two parts.

Part one - AquaMissions 1 – 5;

Teaches kids the basics of diving – things like buoyancy control, mask clearing, regulator recovery, etc. After building a solid foundation of scuba skills, kids move on to part two.

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After building a solid foundation of scuba skills, kids move on to part two.

Part two is full of Specialty AquaMissions. These cool dives teach kids different scuba activities including:

  • Underwater Scooter Specialist

  • Creature ID Specialist

  • Environmental Specialist

  • Inner Space Specialist

  • Navigation Specialist

  • Night Specialist

  • Safety Specialist

  • Search & Recover Specialist

  • Skin Diver Specialist

  • Snapshot Specialist

  • Wreck Specialist

As you can see, PADI Seals get to sample a wide variety of dives. And the best part of the Specialty AquaMissions, they reinforce safe diving skills while the kids are having fun. Get involved today – pool diving has never been this adventurous!

Aged 10 - 14

Junior Open Water Diver is a special scuba certification for divers who are at least 10 years old but younger than 15. The Junior Open Water Diver course covers the same material as the standard PADI Open Water Diver course, but it’s adapted for younger children. It’s perfect for eager aquanauts and for parents who can’t wait to get their future little buddies started young so that diving can become a family activity.

What is the Junior Open Water Diver Course?

Differences Between the Open Water Diver Course and the Junior Open Water Diver Course

How Deep Can a Certified Junior Open Water Diver Go? 

How Do You Upgrade a Junior Open Water Diver Certification?

Junior Open Water Diver is a special scuba certification for divers who are at least 10 years old but younger than 15. The Junior Open Water Diver course covers the same material as the standard PADI Open Water Diver course, but it’s adapted for younger children. It’s perfect for eager aquanauts and for parents who can’t wait to get their future little buddies started young so that diving can become a family activity.

  • For children ages 10-11 – In confined open water and open water, the student-to-instructor ratio may not exceed 4:1, and there may not be more than two children aged 10-11 in the group. Divers aged 10 or 11 may not dive deeper than 12 meters/40 feet during the class or following certification. 

  • For children ages 12-14 – Junior Open Water Diver students who are at least 12 but under 15 years old may dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet. All Open Water Divers, including adults, should stay above 18 meters/60 feet until they have received additional training.

  • Divers aged 10 and 11 must dive with a PADI Professional or a certified parent or guardian. Dives may not exceed 12 meters/40 feet. 

  • Divers 12-14 years old must also dive with a certified adult and their maximum depth cannot exceed 18 meters/60 feet. With additional training in the Junior Advanced Open Water Diver course, divers 12 or older may explore down to 21 meters/70 feet with a PADI Professional or other certified adult.

  • Because the Junior Open Water Diver course covers the same information and skills as the Open Water Diver course, a Junior Open Water Diver may upgrade to an Open Water Diver certification by simply ordering a replacement card once they turn 15.

  • There’s nothing special you need to do when you order a new PADI card online or from a dive shop. The new card will automatically be printed without the ‘Junior’ designation if the diver is at least 15 years old. 

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