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PADI Approved Youth Training Centre

Dive Academy is a PADI Approved Youth Training Centre which recognises our commitment to the highest training standards for young divers. You can be confident in our emphasis on child protection and safety.
PADI Approved Youth Training Centre

Ages 8-11 years old

Dive Academy has a great range of classes for 8-11 year olds. Start with either a PADI Bubblemaker experience or your child can learn the basic scuba skills in PADI Seal Team

PADI Bubblemaker / Discover Scuba

PADI Bubblemaker / Discover Scuba

The perfect introduction to scuba diving for children aged 8-11. The PADI Bubblemaker experience is as fun as it sounds – a chance for children to blow bubbles and try scuba diving in Dive Academy's heated pool.
Book now, £49
PADI Seal Team

PADI Seal Team

PADI Seal Team is a fun, exciting course for 8-11 year olds which teaches responsibility and respect for the aquatic realm, helps children develop new skills, become more confident, and make new friends.
Book now, £199
PADI Master Seal

PADI Master Seal

If you've ever wondered what it is like to dive in the dark with a torch, take photographs underwater or carry out building projects while floating like an astronaut then it's time to continue the underwater adventure with 10 speciality AquaMissions.
Book now, £349

Family experience for up to four participants (age restrictions apply)

If you want a scuba experience with your child or children, or two siblings of different ages want to participate together, this exclusive pool experience is for you.

Ages 12-14 years old

12-14 year olds can participate in many courses, these are also a great opportunity for parent and child to work together towards a certification. The skills required are the same as the adult courses, however depths are sometimes more restrictive. Dive Academy always ensures enhanced levels of supervision and/or reduced group sizes on open water dives with children. At age 15 a 'Junior' certification is automatically upgraded.

Discover Scuba

Discover Scuba

The PADI Discover Scuba experience offers the perfect introduction to the underwater world. Dive Academy offers this fun taster session in the comfort of our on-site heated pool. This experience is suitable for anyone who wants to find out how it feels to breathe underwater for the first time and discover the fun of weightlessness.
Book now, £49
PADI Open Water Diver - referral

PADI Open Water Diver - referral

Your child can complete their eLearning and pool training in the UK, then complete qualifying dives on holiday. Choose any PADI dive centre, anywhere in the world (additional local charges will apply).
Book now, from £299
PADI Open Water Diver - full course

PADI Open Water Diver - full course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course.
Book now, from £499

Ages 15 and over

Children aged 15 and over can complete most adult courses within the PADI system. Why not start with the PADI Open Water course?
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