Scuba Certifications for Children and Teenagers
Get your whole family involved in scuba diving so you can share extraordinary memories together and take your vacations to new depths. Check out PADI’s scuba programs below for children starting as young as eight years old. Scuba Diving For Kids!
Whitsunday Dive Adventures is not only a Diving Academy for higher level courses, our dedication already starts with the kids! Our entire team of 12 highly qualified PADI Scuba Instructors LOVES diving with children not only for the fun of doing it, but it is one of the most rewarding activities they can do in their job. To see the enjoyment and pride glowing on your youngster’s face is something you will never forget, not to mention what hero’s they will be among their friends the next day!
There are several different programs in which your children can participate:
The Bubblemaker Course is a good way for children to experience scuba diving in the pool in less than 2 meter of water. Celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker party with friends at Whitsunday Dive Adventures, your Dive Academy.
Seal Team (ages 8+)
The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba AquaMissions. Divers are introduced to underwater photography, navigation, environmental awareness and more.
Young people can take the full PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification course and upon completion will become Junior Open Water Divers with certain age limitations for scuba diving:
- Junior Open Water Divers ages 12-14 years old must dive with a certified adult.
Young people can continue the adventure and build their skills by taking the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course with a few limitations
- Junior Open Water Divers ages 12-14 years may complete three Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Adventure Diver rating or five Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Advanced Open Water rating. If they complete the Deep Adventure Dive it must not exceed 21 metres/ 70 feet. They must dive with a certified adult.
Young divers ages 12-14 rise to challenges and learn how to master them in the PADI Rescue Diver course. Upon completion, they become Junior Rescue Divers. They must dive with a certified adult.
Young divers ages 12-14 can continue building experience and exploring unique diving environments on their way to the Master Scuba Diver Rating. They must dive with a certified adult.