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Junior Diving

Scuba diving is something that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Special training courses have been developed to introduce youngsters to just how fun and exciting breathing underwater can be! Regaldive offer a range of diving options for children and teenagers from age eight upwards, starting from taster sessions to SSI and Padi Junior Open Water diver qualifications.

With years of experience arranging safe, enjoyable scuba diving holidays, and highly professional dive centre partners around the world, you can be sure your little ones will be in safe hands learning to dive on a Regaldive holiday. 

Holidays can also be tailored to your needs, providing a mix of experiences for you and your family in and out of the water. 


  • Over 30 years of experience arranging learn to dive holidays 
  • Carefully selected range of partner dive centres 
  • Highly professional tuition standards 
  • Diving options for all the family 
  • Tailormade itineraries with mix of experiences for all 
  • Benefit from 100% ATOL Protection on your holiday 


The Bubblemaker programme is a fantastic introduction to the thrill of breathing underwater. With a qualified instructor and in the confines of a pool or safe, shallow area, your child can take their first exciting plunge. The course lasts for 1–2 hours, including a short theory section and a pool session. Equipment hire is usually included.


This 1-day course allows kids to experience the thrill of diving, under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Discover Scuba Diving includes one pool session and one open water dive, and counts towards an Open Water qualification. The training will teach some basic scuba skills and concepts, with the option to continue with further courses. Equipment hire is usually included.


This is your child’s passport to the amazing underwater world! The Junior Open Water diver course follows exactly the same format as the adult equivalent. The course duration is four to five days, consisting of five theory and five pool dives plus four open water dives. This course will teach children a range of skills, which will enable them to dive in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Once qualified, children aged 10–12 years old must dive with a certified parent, guardian or instructor. The maximum depth to which youngsters can dive is specified as 12 metres for 10-11 year olds and 18 metres for 12-15 year olds. At 15 years old, juniors can further their dive training and upgrade to adult Open Water diver certification by applying for a new card.

Loan of equipment is usually included. Please note that all those taking the Junior Open Water course will need to purchase an Open Water manual.

It's also possible for children to take the e-learning version of the Open Water course, or the Open Water Referral course. Find out more about our learn to dive courses.

Please note: Prices, contents and structure of courses may vary slightly in different resorts.


While most accredited dive centres will happily teach junior diving courses, we know that there are particular requirements that ensure maximum enjoyment for all. 

While the diving course can be quite immersive (pun intended), choosing a hotel or location that has other facilities that kids and families will enjoy can be a big plus. Swimming pools and other activities for kids and families can really add to the experience. Many larger hotels in Egypt put on daily activity sessions for children to enjoy, and sometimes evening entertainment too. 

Proper classrooms and diver friendly pools in which to practice skills is also very important, ensuring the time spent learning is quality time without distractions. 

Suitable dive sites are arguably even more beneficial for children than for adults learning to dive, with calm seas, clear water and a lack of strong currents really aiding the enjoyment and learning process. This ensures kids absolutely love their scuba diving experience and can focus fully on getting to grips with the skills and building their confidence. 

Finally, top quality dive centres with experienced instructors and well maintained facilities and equipment are key. At Regaldive, we only work with the best dive centres, giving you peace of mind that you'll have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding experience from beginning to end. 

Learn more about our recommended destinations to learn to dive or contact our friendly team for a chat on 01353 659999.

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