Diving Options for Kids

Diving Options for Kids in Grand Cayman

Find options for diving with kids in the Cayman Islands including suggestions of PADI courses for younger children who want to have a go at diving.

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Last updated 14 December, 2023

Full PADI certifications are for those aged 15+ (although Junior Open Water courses can be taken from age 10). There are a number of other fun options for younger children wanting to have a go at diving, or be entertained while their parents are exploring the ocean depths. 

Not quite ready for Diving? Click for our guide on the best snorkelling sites.

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 who can be reached on (345) 916 0054. 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. As regards Scuba diving, youngsters can get involved in the programmes below at some of the dive operators in Cayman. 

  • 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.

Junior scuba training for 10 years of age and up, culminating in an open water dive.


Dive Operator

Divetech provides exciting diving activities for ages 8 and up, including a SASY program for 5-7-year-olds. With kid-friendly gear, experienced staff, and accredited youth programs, it's perfect for family fun or parental relaxation.

Seahorse Diving School


Diving School for children, teenagers & adults. Enjoy a safe, happy and incredible diving adventure in a relaxed atmosphere. Underwater courses for all levels.


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