Kids Courses With Bubblemaker Discover Scuba Diving PADI Seal Team Scuba Diving Parties Junior Scuba Diver Junior Open Water Diver Overland Underwater Ltd offers a range of PADI courses and experiences for children wanting to have a go at scuba diving. Kids can complete a Bubblemaker or Discover Scuba Session, they can enrol on the PADI Seals course or they can have a scuba diving party to mark their birthday or other special occasion. Why Choose PADI? PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the world’s largest diver training organisation. PADI establishes training programs, materials and standards, monitors their quality and certifies instructors. The professionalism of PADI Instructors, Dive Centres and Resorts has made PADI the worlds most respected and sought after dive credentials. PADI is at the forefront of making scuba diving accessible to children as young as eight years old. Their courses and experience sessions are designed to be a safe introduction to scuba diving for children. Why Choose Overland Underwater? Overland Underwater is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre and a National Geographic Dive Centre. This means that we have met standards of excellence set by PADI and are able to complete diver training right from beginners to Instructor level. We are one of a very limited number of dive centres in the country that have achieved the National Geographic Centre status. At Overland Underwater we have a large team of professionally trained Instructors and Divemasters who have a wealth of experience in both diving and instructing. We offer a friendly personal service with low ratios of children to instructors. Our instructors will offer your child all the support they need to complete their experience or course. We aim to make their scuba diving experience safe and enjoyable. The emphasis in all our children’s sessions is on fun. PADI Bubblemaker and Discover Scuba Diving What is it? The PADI Bubblemaker program is for children from 8-9 years old. Children from ten years old complete the Discover Scuba Diving program. Your child will experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Professional in a pool. During their adventure, they will master some basic concepts and scuba skills. Your child will learn the basics of how to operate scuba diving equipment, how to communicate underwater and the basic rules of scuba diving. The Bubblemaker and Discover Scuba Diving programs embrace the “Dive Today” philosophy. Your child will have a short briefing from their instructor before they get to have a go in our heated swimming pool. When your child participates in a Bubblemaker or Discover Scuba Diving program, they will discover excitement and adventure - freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling! Who can take part? Your child will need to be able to swim and be reasonably comfortable in the water. Children of eight and nine will complete a Bubblemaker program. Children of ten and older will complete the Discover Scuba Diving program. Discover Scuba Diving is also open to adults, so you can come along and share the experience with your child. You will need to complete a medical declaration prior to your child’s session and if they have any medical conditions that may be of concern a medical certificate will be required.