PADI Kids Programs

PADI Bubblemakers

Here is your chance to try scuba diving! You get to play in the pool with scuba equipment and blow bubbles! This one hour scuba experience is the perfect way to try scuba without the cost of a full scuba course! How do you sign up? As long as you’re 8 years old or older, just give us a call and we’ll have you underwater blowing bubbles in no time! It’s that simple.
Prerequisites: Ages 8 to 12 and know how to swim.
Schedule: check our latest Calendar for the date and times of our next Bubblemaker program.

PADI Seal Team Camp

Our Seal Team camp is an exciting underwater introduction to the world of diving. We will give your child the chance to swim around underwater and experience adventure, discovery and thrills of scuba diving! In addition, it provides them with a structured program that lets them 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 a full Open Water Diver certification.
The camps are conducted in a heated swimming pool during the summer months at various Parks and Recreation Departments & Districts throughout the east bay area.
Upon successful completion of the first 5 Aqua Missions, they will earn their PADI Seal Team certification. Upon successful completion of 10 additional specialty Aqua Missions, they can become a PADI Master Seal Team member.
Prerequisites: Ages 8 to 12 years of age, must know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. The price of the camp varies depending on the municipality that you sign your child up through.
Schedule: check our latest Calendar for the date and times of our next Seal Team Camp.

PADI Junior Open Water Diver Certification Course

Course Requirements:
Must be at least 10 years old (10-14 year olds receive the PADI JR Open Water Diver certification)
Must be in good health and comfortable in the water
Must be able to swim 200 yards and float for 10 minutes
Have an enthusiastic attitude and want to have FUN!

Introduction
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, come discover new adventures beneath the waves. Earn your PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification! The PADI Jr. Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of young people to the adventures of diving.
In your class you will learn the basics of diving and become certified to dive with an adult, anywhere your curiosity takes you. Complete your class, pool and five open water dives and you are certified! Start on your way to the PADI Junior Master Scuba Diver, the ultimate certification in recreational diving!

Materials and Equipment Needed:
Materials Needed:
PADI Open Water Student kit with logbook, PADI RDP tables, student slate, logbook
PADI DVD

Personal Diving Equipment Required:
Mask & Snorkel, Fins, Lycra Socks, Boots, Gloves, Mask scrub and defog solution
Cost varies depending on what pieces of equipment fit your specific needs. Please make an appointment with us for a personal fitting prior to your first class. Ask about our “MAKE IT RIGHT! policy!

Diving Equipment Needed:
Rental of your wetsuit, hood, buoyancy compensator, regulator, gauges, tanks, weight belt, weights and gear bag are all included in your Dive N Trips store fees (see prices listed below).

Course Scheduling:
Getting certified is simple as one, two, three! Step one is your orientation and academic portion, step two is your pool dives and step three is your open water dives.
Schedule: check our latest Calendar for the date and times of our next Bubblemaker program.

Step One:
Orientation: Two hours on the first Tuesday of every month, consisting of course logistics, paperwork, equipment fitting and equipment purchases
Classroom: Two classroom sessions; We also offer our PADI Jr. Open Water Diver Camp, ask us for more details!

Step Two:
Pool: Two pool sessions of five hours each

Step Three:
Open Water Dives: Two days in an open water environment (ocean or lake,) where you will complete four actual open water dives. You can complete these with us, or at a warm water location.
Your Instructor may adjust the schedule according to class needs.

Course Fees:
Select your personal learning method:

Full Course:
Classroom Course – $485.00

Includes the following price breakdown:
$198.00 – PADI Manual, DVD, Logbook, RDP Table, Student Skill Slate, Certification Fee/Card;
$160.00 – Registration Fee, Pool Fees & Rental Equipment for Pool and Open Water;
$125.00 – Instructor Fees;

Warm Water Referral Course:
Classroom Course – $395.00
Includes the following price breakdown:
$198.00 – PADI Manual, DVD, Logbook, RDP Table, Student Skill Slate, Certification Fee/Card;
$120.00 – Registration Fee, Pool Fees & Rental Equipment for Pool and Open Water;
$75.00 – Instructor Fees;

We are looking forward to introducing you to a Lifetime of Adventures!