Scuba Kids – 8 years and over


Underwater adventures for 8 years and over

Trying scuba diving for the first time is safe and fun with our exciting PADI endorsed program just for kids!

In this half-day program held at our state of the art dive centre in Cairns, children will learn the basics of scuba diving and try it for themselves.

After a quick training session on land, they’ll be fitted with kid-size scuba equipment, hop into our heated dive pool and try breathing underwater for the first time.

No previous experience required! Using the PADI ‘Bubblemaker’ program, Divers Den Scuba Kids is suitable for any kid who’s aged 8-11 years and comfortable in the water.

During their dive experience, kids will:

  • Learn how scuba diving equipment works and how to use it safely
  • Try scuba diving in the shallow end of our pool, supervised by our professional PADI instructors
  • Snorkel, swim and try our underwater scooters
  • Learn about the Great Barrier Reef and the wildlife you can see there
  • Play underwater games and have lots of fun!

At the end of the course children will receive an official certificate of participation from PADI

Staying Safe

We want to make scuba diving an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone. Here’s how we’ll keep kids safe during our Scuba Kids sessions:

  • Small group sizes with dedicated dive instructor
  • Students will stay in the shallow end of our pool throughout the course (maximum depth 2m)
  • All staff are blue card holders (cleared by the Queensland Government to work with children)
  • We encourage parents to stay and watch the session
  • We have a COVID Safe plan in place and are following government safety guidelines
  • All equipment is correctly sized and thoroughly cleaned between uses
  • Medical questionnaire must be filled out before participating (see below)


Date and times vary, check booking link below for our next available session.


3 hours


Children must be 8 years or over. Parental approval is required and a medical statement must be filled out (see below). Please note some medical conditions including asthma may prevent your child from diving.

What to Bring:

All you need is your swimsuit and a towel - we'll supply everything else


  • Dive equipment
  • Tuition from our friendly instructors
  • Lots of fun!


Are the little ones ready to become Scuba Kids? Contact the Divers Den team for more information and to book a place. Minimum numbers apply.


Scuba Kids sessions

9am or 1pm: Check in and orientation. Parents need to be present for this part of the session to help sign paperwork.

9.30am or 1.30pm: Dive briefing and breathing rules

10am or 2pm: Snorkelling and swimming in the pool

10.30am or 2.30pm: Great Barrier Reef quiz!

10.45am or 2.45pm: Scuba session

12pm or 4pm: Certificate presentation and parent pickup

Additional info

Medical Information

Please note some medical conditions including asthma and ADD medication may prevent your child from diving. A medical statement must be filled out for each participant. Please contact us before booking if you have any queries.