Youth Programs

 

 

The Bubblemaker experience is as fun as it sounds – a chance for kids to take their first breaths underwater and blow bubbles by Scuba diving!

Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water.  No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but kids should be comfortable in the water. Parental approval is required.  Your child will get a chance to:

  • Experience scuba diving under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Pro.
  • Take their first breaths underwater in a pool shallower than 6 feet.
  • Learn about and use scuba diving equipment made for children – not adults.
  • Most importantly – Have lots of fun!

Class Information:

  • Participants must be at least 8 years old and be able to swim 25 yards
  • Bubblemaker occurs the first Saturday of the Month
    • Check-in 12pm
    • Classroom Instruction 12:30-1:15pm
    • Pool time 1:15-2:45pm
  • Classes are held at the YMCA in Long Beach – Los Altos location
  • $65 Y members, $75 Non-members
  • All equipment is provided

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The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting AquaMissions. Do cool stuff in the pool, and meet friends.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an astronaut? Beyond learning basic scuba skills, there are specialty AquaMissions, such as wreck diving, navigation, buoyancy, environmental awareness and more. PADI Seal Team includes doing some cool stuff in the pool, meeting friends and sharing in the adventure of the underwater world. To join the PADI Seal Team, a child must be 8 years of age or older. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but kids should be comfortable in the water. Parental approval is required.

In the PADI Seal Team program, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges and a tank.

The PADI Seal Team program teaches responsibility and respect for the aquatic realm. It’s broken into two parts.
Part one, AquaMissions 1 – 5, covers basic scuba diving skills, such as breathing underwater, clearing a mask of water, recovering a regulator and swimming around experiencing the sensation of being weightless. Each session takes about an hour. Complete these AquaMissions and become a recognized PADI Seal Team Member. Your experience may also count toward the PADI Open Water Diver course when you’re old enough to participate in the course.

Part two, 10 specialty AquaMissions, includes adventures like creature identification, search and recovery diving, and skin diving. Complete all of these and you’ll become a PADI Master Seal Team Member – joining an elite group of young scuba divers.

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