Diving Courses for Kids

PADI Professional Courses & Programs for Kids

Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort was the first dive shop established on Malapascua and continues to lead the pack with excellent service, local knowledge and PADI education. We also offer courses and programs tailored for the young ones.

Diving is a fantastic way to keep kids active whilst on holiday, build their confidence and learn more about the fascinating underwater world. Younger kids can also enrol in the SASY (supplied air snorkeling) from the age of 5 years old. This is a snorkeling experience with the full scuba kit.

Kids can start to scuba dive from as young as 8-years-old with the Bubblemaker experience and the PADI Seal Team program, which involves fun and games in a safe swimming pool environment with a PADI Instructor.

PADI SASY Junior Course – age 5+

( Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth )

PADI’s SASY Junior Program is developed to give children of 5 – 8 years the chance of experiencing the underwater world at this young age. They will have the time of their life looking at all the fish around them here in Malapascua Philippines!

PADI SASY snorkeling is snorkelling the easy way, by using Scuba equipment instead of just a snorkel.
When your kid participate in the SASY course and complete the program, he / she will be rewarded with own SASY participant wall certificate. Whether your child swims like a fish or is just beginning, the PADI SASY program is designed to safely encourage your child’s comfort and confidence in a marine environment.

Other things to know about the PADI SASY Program

Minimum age – 5 years
Duration – 60 minutes
Cost – 3,000php per SASY Dive plus marine fees (rental gear included)

PADI Bubblemaker – age 8+

Start out on the right fin, jump into the PADI Bubblemaker program today! If your kid is eight or older, now is his/her chance to take the plunge with a PADI Instructor and go scuba diving. Children 8 years and up can join in the family fun of scuba diving! With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 2 metres. Typical sessions last about 2 hours (sign up, gear up and fun included in a shallow bay). Included is the PADI Bubblemaker Crewpack and the young divers get a logbook and certificate to show off back home!

Celebrate a birthday by throwing an exciting Bubblemaker party with friends and family. It’s fun, easy and safe. Dive equipment rental is included with this experience.

ther things to know about the PADI Bubblemaker Program

Minimum age – 8 years
Duration – 2 hours
Cost – 4,500php/kid including marine fees (PADI Crewpack & rental gear included)

PADI Seal Team – age 8+

Here’s your kid’s chance to do some cool stuff in the pool, and share the adventure of the underwater world. The PADI Seal Team is for young divers (aged 8 and up) who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba PADI AquaMissions, like learning about how to clear a mask, clear the regulator or taking digital pictures underwater or floating effortlessly like an astronaut. Kids explore these exciting adventures in a swimming pool.

This is also an excellent way to get into scuba diving prior to full Open Water Diver. During the course kids will learn the basics of safe diving whilst having fun! And best of all become a PADI Seal Team Member!

The PADI Seal Team program have two certification levels:

Level 1: PADI Seal Team Member – Training includes AquaMissions 1 to 5 teach kids the basics like buoyancy control, mask clearing, regulator recovery, and they can earn PADI Seal Team Membership. Dive equipment rental and learning materials are included with this course.

Level 2: PADI Master Seal Team – Training includes 10 additional Specialty Aquamissions to earn PADI Master Seal Team Membership. Dive equipment rental and learning materials are included with this course.

Other things to know about the PADI Seal Team Program

Minimum age – 8 years

Level 1: Five Aquamissions
Duration – 1-2 Days
Cost – 12,500php/kid including fees (PADI Seal Team Crewpack & rental gear included)

Level 2: Ten Specialty Aquamissions
Duration – 2-3 Days
Cost – 19,500php/kid including fees (PADI Master Seal Team Crewpack & rental gear included)

Special Note:

Please be advised children need to be medically fit for diving and prior to any program a medical questioner needs to be filled out together with a parent or guardian. We also have videos and briefings that both the child and the parent or guardian needs to attend. Please inquire for more information.