PADI Bubblemaker

PADI Bubblemaker

The PADI Bubblemaker program is an introductory scuba diving experience designed for children aged 8 to 10 years old. The Bubblemaker program allows kids to experience the thrill of breathing underwater and exploring the underwater world under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. While not a certification course, the Bubblemaker program aims to introduce children to the basic concepts of scuba diving in a safe and controlled environment.

Here's what you might expect from the Bubblemaker experience:

  • Confined Water Session: Children are guided through a confined water session, usually in a pool or shallow water area, where they learn how to use scuba equipment, practice breathing underwater, and get comfortable with the feeling of weightlessness. The focus is on making the experience enjoyable and less intimidating for young participants.

  • Safety Briefing: Before getting into the water, participants receive a safety briefing that covers the basics of scuba diving, hand signals, and simple underwater communication. Safety is a top priority, and PADI professionals ensure that kids understand how to use the equipment properly and follow safety guidelines.

  • Underwater Exploration: During the confined water session, kids get to explore underwater by swimming around, playing games, and interacting with their instructor and fellow participants. This hands-on experience fosters a sense of wonder and excitement about the underwater world.

  • Equipment Introduction: Children are introduced to the scuba gear they'll be using, including the mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy control device (BCD), and scuba tank. Learning about the equipment helps them become more comfortable with the gear and its purpose.

  • Duration: The Bubblemaker experience is typically shorter in duration compared to full scuba certification courses. It is designed to hold the attention of younger participants and not overwhelm them with lengthy sessions.

  • Parental Involvement: Parents or guardians are often encouraged to participate or observe during the Bubblemaker session, fostering a sense of support and comfort for the children.

It's important to note that the Bubblemaker program does not result in a scuba diving certification. It serves as a fun and informative introduction to the world of scuba diving, allowing children to experience the excitement of being underwater and breathing with scuba equipment. If kids develop a keen interest in scuba diving after participating in the Bubblemaker program, they can pursue further training and certifications as they become eligible for more advanced courses in their teenage years.