Scuba Diving for Kids… It’s Not Just For Adults!
Planet Scuba India have three kids scuba diving programmes in Bangalore especially designed to get children to experience the fun and adventure of the underwater world.
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The PADI Bubblemaker Experience
For kids between the ages of 8 and 10 years, who want to experience the world of scuba diving, we recommend a PADI programme called the “Bubblemaker” in the swimming pool as the ideal opportunity. A child can experience breathing underwater for the very first time.
While not an actual Scuba certification, during the experience you will learn how to use Scuba equipment in a swimming pool and get a quick, easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. You will get an exciting experience certificate from PADI.
You need to be at least 8 years old and be comfortable in the water. For a trial like this, we also encourage parents to participate in the fun and share the experience by joining their children on the dive in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving. There is no age limit for the PADI DSD. Plus every participant will receive a certificate after completion of the DSD experience!
Dive time: Approximately 1 hour.
Where: Our pool is located at: St Joseph Indian High School, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore, 560002 or sessions can be arranged in your own pool subject to its suitability.
The DSD experience is first stepping stone in your underwater adventure! Participants can progress to a full certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course (Junior PADI Open Water Diver for those aged 12-14 years) which would provide them with a globally recognised diving qualification for life.
The PADI Seal Team Program
The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for a longer programme of action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting Scuba Aqua Missions. It provides parents or schools with a structured program that lets children develop skills and learn about the aquatic environment whilst having a lot of good, clean fun. This is also an excellent way to introduce kids to Scuba diving prior to a full Open Water Diver certification.
The program will be conducted through 9 one hour sessions – 3 sessions for knowledge development including videos and 6 pool sessions covering the basic skills of Scuba diving. The sessions will be in groups of up to 6 participants and typically are conducted once a week over 9 weeks, but can be scheduled over a shorter period of time as required subject to Instructor availability.
Educational material is included in the Program. All Scuba equipment will be provided and sized specifically for use with children.
The child must be at least 10 years old, able to swim, feel comfortable in water and be of reasonably good health.
The skills learnt on the PADI Seal Team program can be credited towards the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification which would provide them with a globally recognised diving qualification for life.