Although full PADI certifications are for those aged 15+ there are a number of fun options for younger children wanting to have a go at diving, or be entertained while their parents are exploring the ocean depths.
Children will need to be confident swimmers to take part in these activities. If your child is not a good swimmer then consider investing in private swimming lessons with local swim school Sky Blue Aquatics. They are a reputable and mobile swim school who can come to you at your home, condo or hotel and offer both pool and sea swim lessons.
Bubblemaker – this programme is open to children aged 8+ and allows them to take their first breaths underwater. Carried out in a pool at a maximum depth of 6 feet.
SASY – Supplied Air Snorkelling for Youth is a programme for 5-8 year olds using a regulator and BCD to breathe, while remaining on the surface.
Seal Team – exciting Aquamissions carried out under water in a pool. Ages 8+.
Discover Scuba – open to anyone aged 10 or over, this course entails an introduction to scuba equipment, safety drills and culminates with an open water dive.