Scuba is fun for kids too …
Children ages 10 and up can enjoy professional scuba certification too! This is a family sport! Kids under 10 can do our SSI Scuba Rangers program.
Scuba diving for kids can be great fun and teach many life skills. Here is a list of all the Junior programs and pricing
Under 10 Years old:
- SSI Scuba Rangers $75 per student per scuba training specialty in the pool – includes day of fun diving in the pool and learning and all equipment used for the day in this cost. For other club activities outside of pool training fees are generally less than $10 per day depending on the activity. Often the activities are free and help the environment in some way.
- Bubble Makers Birthday Parties: $80.00 PER STUDENT
(Age 10 [5 student minimum] includes everything)
- PADI Seal Team $279.00 Per Student
(4 missions in 2 days including your choice: Photography, Archeology, Marine Science
Night, Buoyancy, Ecology, Wreck & Underwater Navigation (Min. Age 8 )
Over 10 Years old-16 Years Old:
- Junior NAUI Open Water Certification: $469.99 (Age 10-14)
- Junior NAUI Advanced Open Water Certification: $249.00 (Age 10-14)
- Junior NAUI Rescue/Advanced Rescue Diver Certification: $249.00 (Ages 10-14)
- Junior NAUI Master Scuba Diver Certification: $295.00 (Age 10-14) (2 month program)
- Junior SSI Open Water Certification: $469.99 (Age 10-14)
- Junior SSI Advanced Open Water Certification: $249.00 (Age 10-14)
- Junior SSI Stress & Rescue/Advanced Rescue Diver Certification: $249.00 (Ages 10-14)
- Junior SSI Master Scuba Diver Certification: $265.00 (Age 10-14) (2 month program)
- Junior PADI Open Water Certification: $499.99 (Age 10 )
- Junior PADI Advanced Open Water Certification: $299.00 (Age 12-14)
- Junior PADI Rescue Diver Certification: $289.00 (Age 12-14)
- Junior PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification: $320.00 (Age 12-14) (Includes 5 specialties)
- Boy Scouts of America Scuba Merrit Badge Open Water Certified Diver Class: $459.99 (Age 9 )
ALL STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE PERSONAL DIVE MASK, SNORKEL, FINS & BOOTS.
(WE HAVE AVAILABLE AN ECONOMY PACKAGE IN OUR ONLINE STORE)
If the kids purchase any of our Junior Open water courses through us,
they will receive a free starter kit including a personal mask, snorkel, boots, fins and gear bag for free!
Call Ms. Tina to set up Bubble Maker Party, Seal Team Training, Any Junior Diver Program listed above at: (321) 299-5796
Junior Certification Program Details
The Scuba Gear You Use – Children use all the basic scuba gear, which is made for their size and stature. Smaller bites, shorter hoses and smaller BC’s than adults along with proper fitted wet suits and appropriate weights for the smaller size of a child. We pride our team on keeping top notch equipment for our Junior divers and consider this of critical importance.
Junior Open Water Diver (ages 10-14)
Young people can take the full PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification course and upon completion will become Junior Open Water Divers with certain age limitations for scuba diving:
Junior Open Water
Divers ages 10-11 years old must dive with a NAUI, PADI or SSI Professional or certified parent/guardian. Dives must not exceed 12 meters or 40 feet. Junior Open Water Divers ages 12-14 years old must dive with a certified parent, legal guardian, or dive professional through every dive even after graduation until they are 17 years old and can be crossed to pro status. (10 years old can take the Open Water Diver course online.)
Junior Advanced Open Water Diver(ages 12-14)
Young people can continue the adventure and build their skills by taking the Advanced Open Water Diver course with a few limitations
Junior Open Water Divers ages 10-11 years must complete three adventure dives to become a Junior Adventure Diver. They must dive with an instructor, a divemaster Professional or certified parent/guardian. Dives must not exceed 12 metres/ 40 feet
Junior Open Water Divers ages 12-14 years may complete three Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Adventure Diver rating or five Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Advanced Open Water rating.
Junior Rescue Diver (ages 12-14)
Young divers ages 12-14 rise to challenges and learn how to master them in the PADI or NAUI Rescue Diver course. Upon completion, they become Junior Rescue Divers. They must dive with a certified adult.
Junior Master Diver (ages 12-14)
Young divers ages 12-14 can continue building experience and exploring unique diving environments on their way to the Master Scuba Diver Rating. They must dive with a certified adult while mastering five independant specialties to an expert level. The more you know about diving the better example you can be and the safer a diver you generally can be. The knowledge that you gain through this program will help you into adult hood as a scuba diver.
Under 10 years old: SSI Scuba Rangers Program
Scuba Rangers is not just a diving course geared specifically for younger children to do diving in confined water environments only, it can also be a long term activity if they want to become part of a Scuba Rangers Club! During the club sessions they learn about our environment, get more diving experience and have a fun time together. They will try underwater photography or night diving with torches in the swimming pool, visit zoos and aquariums, go to the cinema or take part in other challenging activities.
Safety is a top priority. Scuba Rangers programs can only be taught by specially trained instructors in a pool (or under confined water conditions in a protected area) up to a maximum depth of 4 meters (12 feet). In depths greater than 1.50 meters (5 feet) there is a one-to-two instructor-to-student ratio.
Scuba Rangers Instructors
SSI Instructors are only allowed to teach if they are affiliated with an SSI Facility. This concept – unique in the industry – allows direct monitoring of all active SSI Dive Professionals to ensure the highest quality education.
The Scuba Ranger Instructors who teach children diving school courses have not only been deemed excellent divers by our strict SSI standards, they have also had special training in how to teach diving to children specifically. During the Scuba Rangers sessions and club activities, safety always comes first; the instructor-student ratio is always respected, and sufficient medical resources are always close at hand.
SSI’s Scuba Rangers program is the perfect way to introduce your child to the wonders of diving in a safe, fun, encouraging way. Look for Scuba Rangers locations around the globe in our Dive Center Directory.
SSI Scuba Rangers Program Recognition Levels:
• Intermediate Ranger. To reach the Intermediate Ranger level, Rangers must complete five Scuba
Rangers Specialties and attend one Scuba Rangers Club Event.
• Advanced Ranger. To earn the Advanced Ranger Specialty, Rangers must complete ten total Scuba
Rangers Specialties and attend at least three Scuba Rangers Club Events.
• Master Ranger. To reach the final and most sought-after Scuba Rangers Recognition Level, Master
Ranger, Scuba Rangers must complete at least 15 Scuba Rangers Specialties, including Civics Ranger and
Buddy Ranger, and attend at least five Scuba Rangers Club Events.
Under 10 years old: Bubble Maker Birthday Party Programs & PADI Seal Team
Bubble Maker’s Children’s Scuba Party Programs for Children 8-10 years old allow them to enjoy a one day packed full of fun under the water. They will actually train inside the safety of a pool using gear specially sized for them. This would be the most memorable party for any kid! We do underwater photography and videography of the event, include food, fun, games and location that has several water slides and other fun. We use the local city pools or can come to your private pool. Dolphina our Scuba Lessons Inc.’s Character dolphin also can join the fun. Diving is a great exercise and allows children to understand the underwater world. Professional certification for children and the whole family is also available.
Bubblemaker (ages 8 )
This is a good way for children to experience scuba diving in the pool in less than six feet of water. Celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker party with friends at your local community pool, private pool or local dive shop poo or resort, all kids signed up at the birthday party over 10 will get to try scuba diving!
Bubble Maker Fun Parties.. An experience they will talk about for years!
Youngsters can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers. With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 2 metres or 6 feet. Parents do need to be present for the scuba sessions and we provide videos and pictures of the experience as well as underwater cameras the participants keep. We also provide the birhtday child a mask, snorkel and fin set to keep if there are at least three participants and the birthday child is free, when you have a minimum of 5 participants, $85 per participant inlcudes everything. We bring it all and clean up afterwards.
Typical sessions last about two-three and a half hours (gear up and fun included)
Also available as an open water experience $129 if solo birthday child (2 metres/ 6 feet max. depth)
What You Learn
Kids get a chance to :
Experience what scuba diving is like under the direct care and supervision of our professionally certified and insured and experienced Instructors, take their first breaths underwater, learn about and use scuba diving equipment made for children – not adults and have a total blast taking pictures, doing aqua missions and just having the experience of a lifetime. This is one birthday your child will NEVER forget!
The PADI Seal Team Program
The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba Aqua Missions.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an astronaut? These are Aqua Missions that introduce you to wreck, navigation, buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental awareness and more.
Here’s your chance to do some cool stuff in the pool, meet friends and share in the adventure of the underwater world.
The Fun Part
The best part of the Specialty Aqua Missions is they reinforce save diving skills while the kids are having fun. PADI Seals get to sample a wide variety of dives.
In addition, it provides parents with a structured program that lets their children develop skills, learn about the aquatic environment and have a lot of good, clean fun. This is also an excellent way to introduce kids to scuba diving prior to full Open Water Diver certification.
What You Learn
The PADI Seal Team program is broken into two parts.
Part one, Aqua Missions 1 – 5, teaches kids the basics of diving – things like buoyancy control, mask clearing, regulator recovery, etc.
After building a solid foundation of scuba skills, kids move on to part two. Part two is full of specialty Aqua Missions, which usually last about an hour.
PADI Seal Team
- Helps children learn responsibility
- Teaches children about the aquatic environment
- Is a fun pool-only experience
- Is conducted by certified, trained PADI or NAUI Instructor Professionals
To participate in PADI Seal Team, a child
- Must be at least 10 years old
Your Next Adventure
Upon successful completion of the first five Aqua Missions, students become a PADI Seal Team member. Upon successful completion of 10 additional specialty Aqua Missions, students become Master Seal Team members.
Master Seal Team Program
What is it?
Once you have completed your Seal Team certification by completing Aqua Missions 1-5, you can work toward your Master Seal Team certification! Now that you have the basic skills down, you can practice and hone your diving skills while having a great time learning specialty skills.
To become a Master Seal, you need to complete 10 specialty Aqua Missions. You will get to complete the following specialty Aqua Missions:
- CREATURE ID SPECIALIST – Learn to identify underwater creatures
- ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST – Learn skills to keep the environment clean
- INNER SPACE SPECIALIST – Explore weightlessness in the pool
- NAVIGATION SPECIALIST – Find your way underwater with a cool compass
- NIGHT SPECIALIST – Use an underwater light to find your way
- SAFETY SPECIALIST – Learn about underwater safety and help others
- SEARCH AND RECOVERY SPECIALIST – Use a lift bag, tie knots and find things
- SKIN DIVER SPECIALIST – Learn to use your snorkel in the pool
- SNAPSHOT SPECIALIST – Use an underwater camera to take pictures
- WRECK SPECIALIST – Dive on a “shipwreck” in the pool and map it
What do I need?
As a Master Seal, you will need to have you own Mask, Fins and Snorkel and Deck Bag. Scuba Lessons Inc. will provide all of the professional SCUBA gear for you. You will also need the Master Seal Team Crew pack, but you will use your current Seal Team video, activity book and log book. So just sign up and lets get going!
Boy Scout Merrit Badge Program (ages 10 ) Key facts you need to know about the merit badge are as follows:
Completing the Scuba Diving merit badge will result in the boy scout achieving an open water certification enabling him to dive around the world with the appropriate supervision, based on his age.
There are two important roles for this merit badge – the merit badge counselor and a certified dive instructor
Sometimes this may be the same person.
More likely, the counselor will be an existing BSA adult member.
Always the instructor will be one certified by PADI or NAUI
The instructor does NOT have to be a BSA member.
Earning the Scuba Diving merit badge is open to all Boy Scout-age youth (10 ). There are, however, limitations based on age with respect to how deep and with whom a boy can dive. These limitations vary by certifying organization.
Completion of the Swimming merit badge is a requirement of the merit badge and must be completed prior to entering into scuba training portion of the requirements.
Boys with a current open water certification will NOT have to re-certify in order to earn the merit badge. They will, however, have to have completed the Swimming merit badge, present their certification to the merit badge counselor and complete all the other requirements. There are three important pieces of information which must be fully reviewed by the merit badge counselor prior to approving any Scout for the merit badge: the merit badge requirements, the notes to counselor and the scuba policy of the Guide to Safe Scouting.