Scuba diving for kids is an ideal activity to get young people involved in on both a fun adventurous activity and educational pursuit. Kids only have to be 8 years old to get started on the PADI diver system and open up a lifetime of adventure and achievement in the underwater world.
For kids below the age of 10 but older than 8, Ocean Tribe offer the PADI Bubblemaker and PADI Seal Team programs. Both programs take place in a swimming pool or confined water environment, where the kids get used to being on SCUBA.
The PADI Bubblemaker introduces kids to scuba diving on a short try dive experience. Participants learn a couple of skills and then get to swim around and play on scuba and begin their discovery of the underwater world. The whole experience can be done in an hour or so and is a great introduction to SCUBA for children.
The PADI Seal Team experience takes place over 5 sessions and if the kids want more, there is the option to do the PADI Master Seal Team program. The Master Seal Team includes 10 more Aqua-Missions, during which participants are introduced to more skills such as night time pool diving and underwater obstacle courses. It’s awesome fun.
For kids aged 10 and above they have the option to take part in the PADI Junior Open Water Diver. This is the same course as the adult one and automatically upgraded to the full PADI Open Water Diver Course rating when the diver reaches 15 years old. The course qualifies the diver to dive independently with an adult body around the world. There are also a number of PADI Specialty diver courses that kids can take part in and in continuing their education the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver course and PADI Junior Rescue Diver Course.
The PADI Seal Team is a more in-depth experience for budding young divers. Participants take part in a number of “Aqua-Missions” which introduce kids to the skills from the PADI Open Water Diver course. This can then be credited for the full course when the kids reach 10 years old.
Here at Ocean Tribe we also run activities for groups of kids or school groups. We can even offer Bubblemaker children’s birthday parties. Contact us for more details.
Below are listed the available children’s programs on online booking. You can also download a PDF of our available kids scuba diving programs available at Ocean Tribe in Diani Beach, Kenya.