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Families & Children
At The Dive Academy we cater for family groups, with children as young as ten joining in and doing (sometimes better!) the same PADI courses as the adults. Children between eight and ten can also learn with courses designed especially for them. Why not learn together as a family and enjoy many future underwater adventures at any of the fantastic dive destinations worldwide?
The Bubblemaker program introduces children between 8 and 10 years old to the underwater world with fun and exciting games in a swimming pool. The course also covers some simple diving knowledge and some basic dive skills. Parents have been known to join in the fun and enjoy the games more than the children!!
Discover Scuba Diving is a one day experience, designed to introduce you to the beauty of the Underwater World and is a good way to find out if you want to continue the adventure by doing a course. We take you out for the day to one of the fantastic dive destinations around Koh Samui to make two dives with an Instructor where you will make friends with lots of different variety of fishes.
The PADI Scuba Diver Course is a 2 day course that covers the basic skills and knowledge you need to dive safely, with 2 open water dives to a maximum depth of 12 metres.
The PADI Scuba Diver Course consists of less classroom time than the Open Water Course and because of this and the fact it only takes two days to complete this is the course we usually suggest for younger children to take to help avoid them getting bored while they are learning.
The Open Water Diver Course is a 3 1/2 day course that covers the same skills and knowledge as the Scuba Diver Course, but also teaches about dive planning and more in depth diving theory – the reason why we suggest the PADI Scuba Diver Course to younger children.
Junior Open Water certification allows children between the ages of ten and eleven to dive to 12 metres with a certified parent or PADI professional – another reason we suggest the PADI Scuba Diver Course to younger children as they are restricted to the same depth as PADI Scuba Divers but are required to learn more theory and dive skills. Children aged twelve to fourteen years are allowed to go to 18 metres, accompanied by a certified adult, the same as adult Open Water Divers.
Learn together as a family now and enjoy many more fantastic underwater adventures together in the years to come at some of the most amazing holiday destinations.
The minimum age for PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Courses is 10 years old and there is no maximum age, so the whole family can begin a new adventure together.