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:
Our photographers will be there to capture the moment as your child scuba dives for the first time. At the end of the course children will receive an official certificate of participation from PADI, as well as photos from their underwater adventure.
Our new PADI Scuba Diver course follows on naturally from the Scuba Kids program. Over four weekly sessions, kids aged 10 and over will continue to expand their scuba skills in our pool, and then complete two open water dives on an outer reef day trip. Graduates will be certified to dive to 12 metres with a parent, guardian or PADI professional.
Alternatively, children who are ready can progress to the full Open Water Diver certification (minumum age 10 years).
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:
Includes all equipment and tuition. Prices valid to 31 March 2022. Please note minimum numbers may apply.
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
11.20am or 3.30pm: Underwater pictures
12pm or 4pm: Certificate presentation and parent pickup
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.