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Make diving a family affair at Atmosphere!

No family-friendly resort is complete without joint family activities. If you wish to make scuba diving a family event, we offer specific PADI Programs as a great introduction to the underwater world for children, starting at 8 years old. Diving together as a family is a great way to spend a holiday and many of the classes and subsequent dives can be done together.

Our dive instructors are excellent with children and have many years of experience teaching and diving with children of all ages. Our training pools all have shallow ends, which makes it easy even for small children to learn the basics without stress. Our dive equipment also comes in xxxs sizes to cater for the tiniest divers, and we offer underwater toys and games to make the experience more relaxed.

At Atmosphere, scuba diving is 5 star and our dedicated dive staff will carry your child’s dive equipment into the water and help adjust it for them. Our house reef is right in front of the resort – and we have several calm dive sites where children can conveniently dive off our boats where entry and exit from the water is easy.

Once your children are certified – or have completed the pool part of their Discover Scuba experience – you can dive together as a family. We have many entry-level dive sites where you can dive as a group, not worrying about currents or waves, and we always ensure that there are dive guides who keep the children shallow and safe.

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Entry-level PADI Dive Courses and Programs for children

PADI Bubblemaker

PADI Bubblemaker is a great half day experience to learn basic techniques and help children become comfortable breathing underwater. Even at the young age of 8, they get to dive in the ocean and see turtles, corals and fish even at a depth of 2 meters/6 feet!

PADI Advanced Snorkeler

We offer the PADI Advanced Snorkeling Course for anyone 8 years or older which teaches proper snorkeling techniques which can come in handy for a day trip to Apo Island for example or for snorkeling on the Atmosphere house reef.

PADI Seal Team

The Seal Team program is a 2-3 day fun scuba program; kids from age 8 will be learning the basic principles of diving in the pool by completing five different aqua missions. After the five Aqua Missions, they become Seal Team members and can then go on to complete an additional five specialty missions to become a Master Seal Team member. After the fourth Aqua Mission, the students can go to a depth of 4 metres and even do a night dive as one of their missions!

Learn to dive at Atmosphere with the PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course!

Junior Open Water Diver is a special scuba certification for divers who are at least 10 years old but younger than 15. The Junior Open Water Diver course covers the same material as the standard PADI Open Water Diver course, but it’s adapted for younger children. It’s perfect for eager aquanauts and for parents who can’t wait to get their future little buddies started young so that diving can become a family activity.

The main differences between the Junior Open Water Diver and the standard Open Water Diver courses are smaller teacher-to-student ratios and shallower depth limits.

Scuba Diving for Kids PADI Junior Open Water

Continuous PADI education for children

Want to take your diving to the next level at Atmosphere?

Already Junior Open Water Diver certified? Here at Atmosphere, Junior Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old can participate in a Junior Adventure Diver course. The Junior Adventure Diver course is a subset of the Junior PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, which divers between the ages of 12 and 14 can enrol in.

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Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography or fish identification? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this program. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification, or five to earn the full Junior Advanced Open Water certification.

Looking for even more of a challenge? Certified divers between the age of 12 and 14 can complete a Junior Rescue Diver or even a Junior Divemaster Course!

For a full list of kids diving courses, please speak to a member of our diving team. For kids aged 15 and older, please see our PADI Scuba Diving Courses page.

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