SCUBA Diving for Schools

Dive into SCUBA With Pattaya Dive Center!

Scuba Diving for Kids and International Schools.

Scuba Diving is a sport that all the family can enjoy together, when choosing a dive school to teach your children you want to know that their safety is paramount. We at the Pattaya Dive Centre have been teaching Scuba Diving for 30 years now, we have a wealth of experience, and take teaching young people seriously. The boat we use in Samae San is the only fiberglass purpose-built dive boat in the Pattaya area. Built to US coastguard/European standards to take 25 divers or 33 passengers and crew. Along with this all the instructors are trained in first aid and emergency oxygen.
Courses available to children.

  • 8-10 Years: Bubble Maker
  • 10 years and above: Discover Scuba Diving
  • 10 – 15 Years: PADI Junior Open Water Course
  • 12 – 15 Years: PADI Junior Advanced Open Water/Junior Rescue Diver Course

Just For Fun Kids Diving Experiences

Bubble Maker

This is a 2 dive 1-day course for young children aged 8-10 years, with a maximum depth of 2 metres. This can be conducted on the boat (depending on weather conditions) or in a pool environment.
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Discover Scuba Diving

This is also a 1-day course with 2 dives, open to anyone over 10 years old. This training can be counted towards the PADI Open Water Course at a later date. If you are a certified diver and want your children to experience first hand what it’s like to breath underwater before starting a full Open Water course this is for you.
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Certified Dive Courses For Kids

Any of the PADI Junior courses below are identical to the Adult course, but have a lower depth limit based on age.

PADI Junior Open water Diver.

This is a 3 -4-day course. If you are an International School, the pool and academics can be conducted at the school or at the Pattaya Dive Centre’s own classrooms and pool.
Junior Open Water divers age 10-11 can only dive with a parent, guardian, or PADI professional and to a maximum depth of 40 feet (12 m). Junior Open Water Divers age 12-14 years old can dive with a certified adult other than a parent, guardian, or PADI professional, and they may dive to 60 feet (18 m).

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All PADI Continuing Education courses offered here are aged 12-15 years, after 15 years of age young divers are equal to adult diver’s certifications and depth limits.

Junior Advanced Open Water, Junior Rescue & Junior Master Scuba Diver Courses. After receiving a junior open water certification, young divers twelve and older may continue to increase their experience and certification levels. In these courses, dives may reach a max depth of 21 meters / 70 feet.


PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver.

This is normally a 2-day course with 5 dives, one deep dive max depth 21 metres, one underwater navigation dive and 3 other dives that can be chosen depending on individual preferences.

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PADI Junior Rescue Diver and Emergency First Responder

This is a 3-4-day course learning how to respond to diving emergencies, for the more advanced diver.
Must be 12 years old
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Another useful course for the teachers of all the international Schools in Thailand is the Care for Children course, this is a one-day course that can be conducted on site at your school or at the Pattaya Dive Centre’s own classrooms. The course consists of First Aid, CPR and AED use.
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