Scuba Diving for Children and Teenagers
As from 8 years old, children can have an underwater experience by scuba diving in the swimming pool. We can offer the children 2 kind of programs; Bubblemaker and Seal Team.
The PADI Bubblemaker is a real underwater party, conducted by our team of professional scuba instructors at our Dive Resort. In the pool, not deeper than 2 meter, we will teach the kids the basic diving techniques to dive safe.
It is also possible after the pool to dive in confined open water with a maximum depth of 2 meters with a dive instructor. A session takes half a day, pool and confined open water session.
What will the kids learn during the bubblemaker program?
- Experience how it is to dive under direct supervision of a PADI Instructor
- Taking their first breaths underwater
- Dealing with scuba equipment special designed for kids
- Being aware of the beautiful underwater world of the Gili Islands
PADI Seal Team
PADI Seal Team is an another special program made for children who are too young to complete a PADI Junior Open Water course. During this program children learn by anticipating in aqua missions in the pool, how to breath underwater, how to clear a regulator, how to find the regulator back, how to clear a mask, and how to swim when they are diving. These skills are just the basic diving skills of the Open Water Course.
PADI Junior Open Water Course
As from 10 years old, children can take the full Junior Open Water Diver Course and enjoy scuba diving in the ocean, anywhere in the world. Our Open Water Course takes 4 days. The course is not different comparing to the adult open water course. The children have to master the same knowledge and skills as the adults. Only there is an different depth restriction for 10-11 years old children comparing to the 12 years and older, they can go only to a maximun depth of 12 meters instead of 18 meters.
PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Course
If the childeren are certified and they have their open water certification, we offer them the possiblity to continue their diving education with the junior advanced course. This course has 5 dives with one of our dive instructors.
Navigation and deep are the required dives. The children can choose the other 3 dives by their own interest, like wreck, photo and fish identification. The only difference with the adult course is that the 12 till 15 years old children can dive to a maximun depth of 21 meters instead of 30.
Equipment for the children
We have special equipment for the children, little BCDs, fins, masks ans tanks. Nothing is more frustrating for the children when the equipment doesn't fit. It will take the fun part away.
Our goal is to dive safe with the chikldren and make them comfortable and safe divers with awareness for the environment.
Oceans 5 is great with the fun part! The kids will have a lot of fun with one of our instructors in the pool. There will be games played like the coin game, swimming through hoeps and racing underwater with eggs.
Get your kids in the water!