Our instructor Johan with 10-year-old Maria after completing her very first PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience. Yep, you read that right, 10-year-olds can go scuba diving! Discover Scuba Diving participants dive under the direct supervision of an instructor to a maximum depth of 12 meters. I definitely didn’t have the chance to do anything as cool as this when I was 10 years old!
In fact, the minimum age to participate in one of our scuba diving programs is 8-years-old. For 8 and 9 year olds, we have a program called PADI Bubblemaker, where we take children scuba diving to a maximum depth of 2 meters in the ocean. We normally conduct this program over very shallow coral reefs, meaning that even at 2 meters, there’s a lot to see!