DIVING FOR KIDS

The benefits of scuba diving for children are uncountable - build confidence, develop a respect for the marine environment, harness teamwork skills not to mention getting out and exploring! 

Seeing children take their first breaths underwater is a joy for us. We specialise in teaching kids to dive, with native English speaking theory and practical tuition, patient and kind instructors, and as always, our cheeky sense of fun! We understand that teaching your kids requires trust and commitment to their learning and thorough understanding of concepts and skills.

Junior Open Water

Children from 10 years upwards can gain scuba certification through the Junior Open Water Diver course. The content of the PADI Junior Open Water Course is exactly the same as the Open Water course taught to adults, including the theory component. 

Young divers are just restricted as to maximum depth and who they can dive with once certified. For this reason, it’s important that you choose the instructor for your child carefully. It’s sometimes challenging to communicate the theory components of the course in a way that emphasises the safety aspects without unnecessarily scaring children, not to mention ensuring they adequately grasp physics and physiology concepts important to diving. 

We make sure that your child’s learning experience balances the right amount of fun and emphasis on safety to make them a very competent and safe diver. Before accepting your child as a student, we need to meet them to ensure they’re ready for the theory and practical components of the course. 

Prerequisites: minimum of 10 years old, adequate swimming skills and in good physical health.

Certification: Junior Open Water Diver 
After Certification: 10-11 year olds are restricted to diving with a parent/guardian or PADI Professional to a maximum of 12 metres. 
12-14 year olds must dive with an adult certified diver. 

Advanced Junior Open Water Diver

In this course, we build on your child's learning in the Open Water Course and confidence as a diver. Students may choose three adventure dives as well as the Deep and Navigation Adventure dives. 

Prerequisites: Junior Open Water Diver certification, minimum of 10 years old, adequate swimming skills and in good physical health.
Please note that 10-11 year olds may earn a Junior Adventure Diver certification only and there are restrictions as to the Adventure Dives available to them. 


Certification: Advanced Junior Open Water Diver 

After Certification: 10-11 year olds are restricted to diving with a parent/guardian or PADI Professional to a maximum of 12 metres. 
12-14 year olds must dive with an adult certified diver.