PADI Youth Programs Bubblemaker Course

What is the Bubblemaker Course? Blowing bubbles? Can’t I do that with a bubble ring and some washing-up liquid?

The PADI Bubblemaker course is as fun as it sounds – a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving! If you scuba dive and want to get your children into it, or even if you don’t, it’s the perfect fun and safe way to introduce kids to the enjoyment of scuba diving. Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around safely in shallow water, usually a swimming pool. You can make an occasion of it and have a party or celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker event with friends and family at a location of your choice.

The Best Part

The best part about this course is that you can get your child into diving safely at an early age and they will love it! The problem you will have is getting them out of the water.  Once your child learns they can breathe under water they will be itching to see fish face to face for the first time.

What will you learn?

Bubblemakers will learn how to experience scuba diving under the direct care and supervision of our qualified PADI Professional Instructors with a quick and easy introduction covering:

  • Scuba diving equipment made for children – not adults!
  • About the basics of scuba diving and the effects it has on the body.
  • Basic skills and safety procedures
  • How to get into your scuba gear
  • How much fun scuba diving really is!

What will you do?

During the PADI Bubblemaker experience you will get used  to using scuba equipment in the swimming pool, and get a quick and easy
introduction to

  • Take their first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6 feet
  • Practice swimming underwater
  • Have lots of fun and make lots of bubbles!


A child must be 8 years old or older. Children must be comfortable in the water, but no prior experience is necessary. Parental consent is required and although not strictly necessary, we do encourage parents and guardians to accompany the child on their Bubblemaker experience. This gives everybody peace of mind, and reduces anxiety on behalf of both parent and child.

What will you get?

On completion of your PADI Bubblemaker course you will get a certification of achievement. This is not an actual diving qualification, but still a great award to show to your friends. You can also purchase the optional Bubblemaker Crew-Pack which contains the following goodies:

  • A child-sized beach towel
  • A Bubble maker logbook
  • A temporary tattoo
  • A decal
  • A Bubblemaker water toy

Your Next Adventure

The next step is the PADI Seal Team! This is for younger scuba divers aged 8-10, who are looking a challenge and action-packed fun in a swimming pool. They will get a chance to do things like dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater  and float effortlessly like an astronaut. Beyond learning basic scuba skills, there are Seal Team AquaMissions which gives your child a great sense of achievement.  Missions include Wreck diving, Navigation, Buoyancy, Environmental awareness and much more. PADI Seal Team can involve making new friends and sharing with them the adventure of the underwater world.