Children and Families

Scuba diving is an excellent adventure for kids and can also be a wonderful family adventure. The Bubblemaker (max. depth just 2 meters) is the perfect introduction to diving for children of 8 or 9 or even older. It is simply about putting on a mini set of dive gear and swimming around just under the surface in the shallow lagoon of Maafushivaru and making lots of bubbles.

From 10 years of age, children can try diving with the Discover Scuba Diving course and even go on and obtain a junior diving certification. More and more children are learning to dive at a young age and many of their parents are joining them. If this will not be the case with your family, our instructors will always take care of the kids and ensure they have a safe and fun experience.

DIVING FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
We offer some great beginner courses especially for children and families, but if you or your children are already divers, we will do our best to make a small group just for your family and take you on some great dives suitable for all the diving members of the family.  Apart from beginner courses and diving we also offer the Junior Advanced and other courses suitable for Juniors with more experience. Please simply ask your instructor. Also please ask about our seasonal family specials!

THE BUBBLEMAKER!
A fun and easy first dive experience for kids.  We have junior sized equipment for the young diver.

Requirements: Min. age 8 years; fit to dive;
Location: Lagoon
Max. Depth: 2 meters
Usual duration: 1 hour (30 minutes in water)
Price: Please see our pricelist

DISCOVER SCUBA
DISCOVER SCUBA is perfect for kids who just want to try Scuba diving and see how it is to breathe and swim underwater. Join us in our shallow sandy lagoon for a short and shallow dive. In addition, performance of the basic skills of mask clearing and regulator recovery are required for the boat dive below (DSD).

Requirements: Min. age 10 years; fit to dive;
Location: Lagoon
Usual duration:  1 hour (30 minutes in water)
Max. Depth: 5 meters
Price: please see the pricelist or ask your instructor

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING (DSD)
This course includes the lagoon dive called Discover Scuba above and an additional boat dive. If your kids enjoyed Discover Scuba and now wish to make a real boat dive and see much more marine life, this is a great option for those not wishing to get certified.

Requirements: Min. age 10 years; fit to dive; completion of Discover Scuba and Discover Scuba skills.
Location: Lagoon dive and then boat dive
Usual duration:  2 hours 30 minutes
Max. Depth: 12 meters
Price: please see the pricelist or ask your instructor

PADI JUNIOR SCUBA DIVER COURSE
THE PADI JUNIOR SCUBA DIVER COURSE is a 2 day course (including the DSD) and includes one dive off the boat. This diver certification allows the holder to dive to max. 12m, but always accompanied by a PADI professional. The course is effectively the first half of the Open Water Diver course and is upgradeable to the OWD any time in the future.

Requirements: Min. age 10 years; fit to dive; completion of Discover Scuba and Discover Scuba skills.
Location: Lagoon and local beginner dive sites
Usual duration:  2 days at a relaxed pace
Max. Depth: 12 meters
Included: All equipment, two open water dives, confined water/lagoon lessons, instruction, certification, student materials, logbook.
Price: please see the pricelist or ask your instructor

PADI JUNIOR OPEN WATER DIVER (OWD)
The PADI JUNIOR OPEN WATER DIVER (OWD) course takes four days including the DSD. With three dives off the boat on the outside reef (and one in the lagoon) you have a great opportunity to see turtles, rays, sharks, morays and numerous other reef fish.

Requirements: Min. age 10 years; fit to dive; completion of Discover Scuba and Discover Scuba skills.
Location: Lagoon and local beginner dive sites
Usual duration:  4 days at a relaxed pace
Max. Depth: 12 meters for 10 & 11 year olds; 18 meters for 12 year olds and above.
Included: All equipment, four open water dives, confined water/lagoon lessons, instruction, certification, student materials, logbook.
Price: please see the pricelist or ask your instructor

If you would like your children to have the opportunity to try Scuba Diving, then please stop by the dive school and we can explain all the options and answer any queries or concerns that you may have.

In addition, there are of course many Advanced courses also available for children and families. Please ask your instructor about the many opportunities!

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR FAMILIES
Please ask your instructor for details of any family specials currently on offer or check our website for seasonal family specials!

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