Scuba Diving Courses for Children

PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course for Kids

Oceans cover about 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and support 50 percent of Earth’s species of life. The average depth of the ocean floor is 12,080.7 feet (3,682.2 m).

If you have always wonder what it is like under that beautiful turquoise surface, perhaps you should come with us and experience what weightless feels like. Being a scuba diver is awesome. You breathe underwater, be part of the ocean and swim with the fishes, experience weightlessness on every vacation and experience being part of Mother Nature.

The most important reason why we dive is to be part of the greater universe and appreciate the abundance of lives Mother Nature has given us.

PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

COURSE STRUCTURE

PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course

Theory Development

This is the portion of the course that is different from our PADI Open Water Diver course for adult. Reading a textbook is hard for kids and reducing the joy of learning how to scuba diving.

For kids, we will strongly recommend for you to purchase the PADI Open Water Diver Touch program, which runs on either a iPad or Android tablet. The interactive program allows your kid to watch videos and answer questions, which means learning more interactive and fun for them.

Once the theory portion is independently completed by your child, we will require him to make an arrangement to come in for a short theory class for us to evaluate his readiness for confined water training.

There will be an extra charge for PADI Open water Diver Touch program payable directly to PADI. However, there will be a SGD$ 60 discount for your course fees.

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PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course

Pool Training

First pool training is conducted on ANY Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 10pm and the second pool will be conducted on ANY Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 10pm.

During both the pool training, students will be taught the fundamental and safety skills required (2015 training syllabus), including of a 100 metres swimming test and a 10 minutes float. Participants will also be exposed to the dive equipment needed for the course. This will be the same set of equipment you will be using over the 4 ocean dives.

However, for children, we are more flexible with the timing. Do let us know if you have a prepared timing.

For a better experience for your child first scuba lesson, be sure to take advantage of the discounts and get them their personal mask, fins and wetsuit before their first confined water.

STUDENT DISCOUNT 15%
PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course

Ocean Dives Training

Upon successful completion of both PADI Open Water Touch and your child’s pool training, they will be heading to the ocean for 4 training dives to complete their PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification. It is strongly recommended for one of the parent to accompany their child for the ocean dives.

Divers can select their destinations based on our calendar or any destination of their choice based on your holiday plans. We DO NOT offer cheap inferior diving packages.

Orpheus Dive is the only dive centre with their own full-time instructors and pamper students with some of the best accommodation and travel options available.

Our instructor will accompany your child from his pool till their final ocean dives.

DIVING CALENDAR

PREREQUISITE

  • To enroll in a PADI Junior Open Water Diver course (minimum 10 years old).
  • You need adequate swimming skills (200m swim / 300m snorkel / float for 10 mins) and need to be in good physical health.
  • No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Download a Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf) and see if you have any medical conditions that can affect diving

PADI Open Waster Diver Touch – The Preferred Choice for Kids

Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to scuba dive with PADI Open Water Diver Touch TM. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s portable and it’s your entry to the underwater world as a scuba diver.The Touch integrates the PADI Open Water Diver Manual with the PADI Open Water Diver Video into a powerful, tablet-based learning experience.

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PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course
PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course

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Our Commitment To You

Small Classes Ratio

PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course

No Rush & Tiring Trips

PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course

No Sub Standard Accommodation

PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course

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PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course

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A dive centre that truly cares for you as a diver

A dive centre that truly cares for you as a diver

Unparalleled Service for those who appreciates

  • Basic Course Fees Only

  • Availability
  • PADI Materials
  • Theory
  • Pool
  • Room Type
  • Discounts Available
  • Meals
  • Carbonated & Alcohol Drinks
  • Air Ticket & All Airport Related Charges
  • Airport Transfers
  • Marine Park / Porter Fees
  • Massages
  • Tips
  • Bali

  • $1840

    For 1 Kids

  • All Year Round
  • yes
  • PADI Open Water Touch
  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Twin Ensuite AC
  • NA
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Diving Days
  • Not Included in Package
  • Recommended
  • Bali

  • $2830

    For 2 kids

  • All Year Round
  • yes
  • PADI Open Water Touch
  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Twin Ensuite AC
  • NA
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Diving Days
  • Not Included in Package
  • Recommended
  • Referral

  • $390

    per pax

  • All Year Round
  • yes
  • 3 hours
  • 3 to 6 hours
  • NA
  • NA
  • NA
  • NA
  • Recommended

Commonly Asked Questions

With so many options available in the diving community, you probably have a number of questions

The minimum age is 10 years old. Student divers who are younger than 15 earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification when they turn 15.

All student divers complete a brief scuba medical questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of these apply to you, your doctor must, as a safety precaution, assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms you’re fit to dive.

Download the scuba medical questionnaire.

Before completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, your instructor will have you demonstrate basic water skills to be sure you’re comfortable in the water, including:

  • Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel) without stopping. There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
  • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. People with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with significant physical disabilities can dive. Talk to our PADI Instructor for more information.

Each diver must have a personal set of the learning materials to use during the course and for reference after the course. There are several options available, depending on your learning style and technology preference, including:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Online (web-based at additional cost payable to PADI)
  • PADI Open Water Diver Touch™ (combines manual and video in tablet-based learning)
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual, and watching the Open Water Diver Video on DVD either on your own or with your instructor

You’ll also need a logbook and a dive-planning device such as a dive computer, RDP table or eRDPMLTM.

Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your PADI Instructor will assess this by having you:

  • Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
  • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. People with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with more significant physical challenges participate in diving.

Sunburn, seasickness and dehydration, all of which are preventable, are the most common problems divers face. Injuries caused by marine life, such as scrapes and stings, do occur, but these can be avoided by wearing an exposure suit, staying off the bottom and watching where you put your hands and feet.

Aside from pregnancy, no. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Menstruation is not usually a concern.

With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. New scuba divers usually stay at shallower depths – less than about 18 metres/60 feet. Although the maximum depth limit is 40m, some of the most popular diving is actually shallower than 12 metres/40 feet, where the water is warmer and the colors are brighter.

Your dive kit includes a gauge that displays how much air you have. You’ll learn to check it regularly, so it is unlikely that you will run out of air while scuba diving. However, if you run out of air, your buddy has an extra regulator (breathing apparatus) that will allow you to share a single air supply while you swim to the surface. There are also other solutions that you will learn about in your scuba diving training.

People find the “weightlessness” of scuba diving to be quite freeing. Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in. During your scuba diving training, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor will work with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver with the confidence to dive regularly.

You should have absolutely no problem. Obviously don’t dive without any kind of visual help underwater. Your buddy and the fish will not thank you for crashing into the reef, even if you have seen the boat to get on in the first place.

Getting a prescription lens for a mask is easy to do nowadays and this issue should carry a couple of ads in the back for manufacturers of these masks. They can be pricey and if you got 2 it would be really good. There’s no accounting for who will drop a tank on your kit on the first day of a liveaboard.

Many divers do dive wearing contact lenses and have absolutely no difficulty. There is no issue with the mask pulling them off your eyes as you descend as you should be taught how to correct a mask squeeze, by blowing a bit of air into it with your nose, as you get deeper.

The only thing to watch out for with contacts is that they can leave micro grazes on your eyes. This has been linked to an infection by a bug called acanthamoeba. This little nasty can make your eye flare up red, and even lead to blindness if left untreated.

So get a prescription mask, and if you ever do dive with contacts, see an eye doc if you get any redness within 2 or 3 days of a dive.

  1. Small ratio. Our class consist mainly of one instructor to a max of 4 or 5 students.
  2. We DO NOT cramp our divers into some small vans or big buses filled with 40 people
  3. We believe in providing more comfortable dive resorts compared to what other dive centres are offering
We accept cash, credit card, cheques and payments from PayPal.
Click for more information about PADI as the top scuba diving agency in the world.

Of course! Although it is mandatory to dive with a buddy, you do not need to sign up for the course with a friend, you may do the course alone as long as you are comfortable and eager to learn to dive. Our instructors will take good care of you both underwater and on land.

If you need to have more flexibility or you prefer to have a one to one instructional setting, please let us know.

No, we provide all the equipment necessary for your course. However, you may purchase your own personal gear from our shop at a discounted price before your trip (e.g. mask, mouthpiece) if you feel it is necessary.

Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.
As one of the more established dive centres in Singapore, we take pride in all our safety protocols. If you would like to find out more about it, please follow our website.
There are many related issues about scuba diving. But not able to equalize properly does not really mean you cannot scuba dive. We have written an article about this.
Of course you can. But before that, do read up what seasickness and scuba diving is all about.
Yes, you can. Select your choice of destination in our diving calendar. What you will be paying for would be the fees for the trip plus a certification cost / instructor fees of SGD$ 200.00 in addition.

Theory lessons are conducted at Orpheus Dive (16 Zion Road) and pool sessions are conducted at Outram Secondary School (3 York Hill).

Find out why PADI is the Number One Scuba Diving Agency in Asia and the preferred choice worldwide.

Just select a weekend that you are available for the trip, one monday for theory, one Tuesday AND Wednesday for your pool and drop us an email.
Yes, of course. As long as your friend is able to produce his/her certification card, they can join you on your Open Water Weekend as a Leisure Diver.

We conduct weekly PADI Recreational Scuba Diving certifications and courses for all levels of divers that do not require any minimum number of students to commence class. Thus, we are flexible with class dates. Do drop us an email or drop by the shop and we will find a time to suit your schedule.

The minimum age is 10 years old. Student divers who are younger than 15 earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification when they turn 15.

All student divers complete a brief scuba medical questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of these apply to you, your doctor must, as a safety precaution, assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms you’re fit to dive.

Download the scuba medical questionnaire.

Before completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, your instructor will have you demonstrate basic water skills to be sure you’re comfortable in the water, including:

Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel) without stopping. There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. People with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with significant physical disabilities can dive. Talk to our PADI Instructor for more information.

Each diver must have a personal set of the learning materials to use during the course and for reference after the course. There are several options available, depending on your learning style and technology preference, including:

PADI Open Water Diver Online (web-based at additional cost payable to PADI)
PADI Open Water Diver Touch™ (combines manual and video in tablet-based learning)
PADI Open Water Diver Manual, and watching the Open Water Diver Video on DVD either on your own or with your instructor

You’ll also need a logbook and a dive-planning device such as a dive computer, RDP table or eRDPMLTM.

Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your PADI Instructor will assess this by having you:

Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. People with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with more significant physical challenges participate in diving.

Sunburn, seasickness and dehydration, all of which are preventable, are the most common problems divers face. Injuries caused by marine life, such as scrapes and stings, do occur, but these can be avoided by wearing an exposure suit, staying off the bottom and watching where you put your hands and feet.

Aside from pregnancy, no. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Menstruation is not usually a concern.

With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. New scuba divers usually stay at shallower depths – less than about 18 metres/60 feet. Although the maximum depth limit is 40m, some of the most popular diving is actually shallower than 12 metres/40 feet, where the water is warmer and the colors are brighter.

Your dive kit includes a gauge that displays how much air you have. You’ll learn to check it regularly, so it is unlikely that you will run out of air while scuba diving. However, if you run out of air, your buddy has an extra regulator (breathing apparatus) that will allow you to share a single air supply while you swim to the surface. There are also other solutions that you will learn about in your scuba diving training.

People find the “weightlessness” of scuba diving to be quite freeing. Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in. During your scuba diving training, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor will work with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver with the confidence to dive regularly.

You should have absolutely no problem. Obviously don’t dive without any kind of visual help underwater. Your buddy and the fish will not thank you for crashing into the reef, even if you have seen the boat to get on in the first place.

Getting a prescription lens for a mask is easy to do nowadays and this issue should carry a couple of ads in the back for manufacturers of these masks. They can be pricey and if you got 2 it would be really good. There’s no accounting for who will drop a tank on your kit on the first day of a liveaboard.

Many divers do dive wearing contact lenses and have absolutely no difficulty. There is no issue with the mask pulling them off your eyes as you descend as you should be taught how to correct a mask squeeze, by blowing a bit of air into it with your nose, as you get deeper.

The only thing to watch out for with contacts is that they can leave micro grazes on your eyes. This has been linked to an infection by a bug called acanthamoeba. This little nasty can make your eye flare up red, and even lead to blindness if left untreated.

So get a prescription mask, and if you ever do dive with contacts, see an eye doc if you get any redness within 2 or 3 days of a dive.

Small ratio. Our class consist mainly of one instructor to a max of 4 or 5 students.
We DO NOT cramp our divers into some small vans or big buses filled with 40 people
We believe in providing more comfortable dive resorts compared to what other dive centres are offering

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We accept cash, credit card, cheques and payments from PayPal.
Click for more information about PADI as the top scuba diving agency in the world.

Of course! Although it is mandatory to dive with a buddy, you do not need to sign up for the course with a friend, you may do the course alone as long as you are comfortable and eager to learn to dive. Our instructors will take good care of you both underwater and on land.

If you need to have more flexibility or you prefer to have a one to one instructional setting, please let us know.

No, we provide all the equipment necessary for your course. However, you may purchase your own personal gear from our shop at a discounted price before your trip (e.g. mask, mouthpiece) if you feel it is necessary.

Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.
As one of the more established dive centres in Singapore, we take pride in all our safety protocols. If you would like to find out more about it, please follow our website.
There are many related issues about scuba diving. But not able to equalize properly does not really mean you cannot scuba dive. We have written an article about this.
Of course you can. But before that, do read up what seasickness and scuba diving is all about.
Yes, you can. Select your choice of destination in our diving calendar. What you will be paying for would be the fees for the trip plus a certification cost / instructor fees of SGD$ 200.00 in addition.

Theory lessons are conducted at Orpheus Dive (16 Zion Road) and pool sessions are conducted at Outram Secondary School (3 York Hill).

Find out why PADI is the Number One Scuba Diving Agency in Asia and the preferred choice worldwide.

Just select a weekend that you are available for the trip, one monday for theory, one Tuesday AND Wednesday for your pool and drop us an email.
Yes, of course. As long as your friend is able to produce his/her certification card, they can join you on your Open Water Weekend as a Leisure Diver.

We conduct weekly PADI Recreational Scuba Diving certifications and courses for all levels of divers that do not require any minimum number of students to commence class. Thus, we are flexible with class dates. Do drop us an email or drop by the shop and we will find a time to suit your schedule.

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