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Bubblemaker

IDR 1.050.000

Kids aged 8 years or older get the unique chance to blow their first bubbles under water and engage in a fun introduction to the scuba diving life style. The Bubblemaker program is designed to prepare youngsters to become active scuba divers in a shallow and safe environment while having a first experience with Nemo & Co.

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Description

1/2 day – 1 ocean dive – get eye-on-eye with Nemo

Overview

Attention parents! Are you looking for a fun, easy and safe introduction into diving for children?  The Bubblemaker is pure fun for kids aged 8 years and up and encourages your child’s natural curiosity for learning in a fun and safe way.. Participatring children should be comfortable in the water but they don’t have to be expert swimmers.

We start the bubblemaker with a briefing and a short video after which we will describe the equipment and get into our specially designed training pool. We have of course special equipment for children to make the experience as easy and joyful as humanly possible. Under the supervision of an experienced and child loving instructor (remark: they have to like kids to be employed since we also have two running around) your child will learn some dive skills, practise swimming under water in full dive gear and blow lots of bubbles while doing it. Would like to shoot some torpedoes? Collect some dive rings without running out of air? Or play some underwater memory while remembering to blow some bubbles? If you think that this is exactly down your kid’s alley, then the bubblemaker is the right choice for your little one.

The fun doesn’t end in the pool though. After a break, we load the little tanks on the boat, drive to a nearby dive site where we expect to see some turtles and take your kid on the search for Nemo, Dory and Crush.

The maximum dive depth for both the pool and open water dive is limited to two meters to make sure that nothing happens to the little ears.

Bubblemaker open water dives can be repeated at any time and we can also offer more pool dives shall your kid wish to learn some more skills or play some more underwater games.

Schedule

The diving for children program usually takes a half day. If you think that your child should have a longer break in between the pool dive and the ocean dive, we can of course stretch the course to a full day or spread it over two days as well. In general, please expect your first diving day to look like this:

Day 1 (08:30 – 13:00)

  • Learn about the most important aspects in diving in a simple and fun manner
  • Learn about the dive equipment and press all available buttons to see what they do
  • Have some fun in the swimming pool and learn how to swim underwater with full scuba equipment, play games while remembering to blow bubbles all the time
  • Embark the boat and get ready for Nemo
  • Say “hi” to Crush and enjoy a dive at a maximum depth of 2 meters
  • Receive a super cool certificate
  • Tell your parents about EVERY single little blue fish you saw for the rest of the day (or week) ❤️

Details (for those who like to know more)

Would you like to have more information with regards to the bubbelmaker program or diving for children in general? Then please check our FAQ’s for some more details. You will also find the full (onsite) price list, the cancellation policy and our terms and conditions in the download section.

Continue the Adventure

Assuming your kid liked his or her first encounter with all those amazing fish and turtles there are following options – quick remark: only children aged 10 years or older can enrol into a certification course. 8-10 year olds can repeat the bubblemaker dives: 

Open Water Diver Course

Scuba Diver Course

Repeat Bubblemaker Dive

All our course dives are all-inclusive and you will encounter no hidden costs during your diving journey.

  • Maximum 4 students per instructor for the bubblemaker pool session
  • Maximum 2 students per instructor for ocean dives (matching the amount of arms an instructor has)
  • Multilingual instructors
  • All dive equipment
  • A fun and easy to understand introduction to dive theory
  • A special training pool for the practice session
  • One ocean dive
  • The boat rides
  • Lots of fun!

Please be aware that the Gilis are located in a national park of some sorts and an eco fee of XX USD applies to all divers. More info on this needed.. Therefore, an additional fee of XX will be added to your bill onsite. However, this money goes directly to XX and is used to preserve and support the beautiful underwater world of the Gilis.

To enrol your child into the diving for children program please check the following:

  • Kids should be comfortable in the water but no previous experience needed
  • Age 8 years or older

Secure your prebooking discount

Please make sure you book the course one day before your arrival. We know it is tempting to just learn about the prebooking discount and then quickly book online but if everyone does that, we will at one stage have to adapt our prices to meet that behaviour.

Plans change. We know that too. Our cancellation policy is flexible and we are trying our best to meet your holiday schedule and potential interruptions of it.

To secure your prebooking discount you can either pay for your course or dive experience in full in advance (online) or you pay for it upon arrival. Please book it through our online system through.

We can however only send you the login details for the eLearning packages once you have paid in advance since it also involves costs for us. In the (hopefully unlikely) event that you can’t start the course as planned, you will get of course more time to make it to the island and if even that isn’t going to happen, you will get all your money back minus the arising expenses. Those we will however push through to you as much at cost price as possible. You will not be empty handed through because you are still in procession of the dive theory.

If you’d like to know more, please check our cancellation policy and terms and condition. 

How young is too young?

This can be one of those questions with quite many answers. Children develop physically and mentally at different rates, making it difficult to define an age at which kids can safely dive. You should take your child’s maturity, reasoning skills and physical limitations into consideration when determining if he or she is ready to begin scuba diving.

At the age of 8 kids can join the first diving programs where the depth is limited to maximum 2 meters. This is to make sure, that your child won’t suffer any pressure or other dive related injuries.

Should I get my child into diving?

That’s one of those things that needs to be decided on a case-by-case basis. Does your child really want to scuba dive? Or do you want your kid to scuba dive. Deciding to take up any kind of sport should always be the choice of the participant.

A great way to get your youngster interested in the idea of scuba diving and excited about the underwater world is to take them snorkeling. Snorkeling is a great activity for all ages and some kids start to enjoy snorkeling even as young as 3 years of age. Snorkeling will also get your child comfortable in the water and using mask, snokel and fins. If your kid is an enthusiastic snorkeler and would like to take the next step, nothing really stands in the way of trying to dive.

At what age can my child get certified?

Generally, the minimum age for starting a (junior) certification course is 10 years. As a junior diver kids can dive in specific conditions, at limited depth and under professional (or adult) supervision: The Junior Open Water Certification allows kids aged 10-11 to dive to a depth of 12 meters and 12-14 year olds to 18 meters. The must dive with a certified professional or certified adult over the age of 18.

What if my child has health issues?  

There are some serious conditions such as epilepsy, active asthma, emphysema, heart disease or haemophilia that could prohibit any diving activity for both you and your child. Please check out the attached medical form. If you answer any of the questions with “yes”, then you need to see a doctor to get a fit for diving certificate for your kid. There are doctors on the Gili Islands that can examine you and issue this certificate, so don’t worry if you didn’t check the medical form beforehand.

Why should I enrol my kid into the Bubblemaker program with Divine Divers on Gili Meno?

Postcard-like white sandy beaches, azure and year-round warm waters (28 to 29 degrees), the reef on your doorstep and a great lifestyle – does this sound like paradise to you? To us it does! The Gili Islands are known as the turtle capital in the world – rightfully so, because both green and hawksbill turtles are abundant. Reef sharks are also frequently spotted and there is a broad range of marine life to be met on all dives. The dive sites are rarely more than a 15-minute boat ride away and diving is great all year round. The dry season is running from May to October and the rainy season from November to April. Rainy season sounds more extreme than it actually is because it hardly ever rains an entire day – expect showers at different severity but therefore less people.

Overall, the conditions are near to perfect for diving all year round. We can usually find some dive sites that are sheltered from strong currents and your chances for seeing turtles are pretty great!

In addition, we love kids and are of the firm belief that the more coming generations know about the underwater world, the greater are the chances of marine protection. Diving raises awareness in a special way and helps to look at nature from a different perspective. What better way is there than enabling your children to start snorkeling and diving at an early age?

Why should I choose Divine Divers Gili Meno?

We love what we do and we do it well! We have been in the game for over 10 years as Divine Divers on the Gili Islands but our passion for diving didn’t start here. During our long dive careers, we have dived all over the world both professionally and recreationally. Sometimes you come to dive centres that just have the little extra. A place you enter and you feel instantly at home. Being surrounded by likeminded people in a chill yet professional atmosphere. This is exactly what we had in mind when setting up Divine Divers.  Needless to say, we are a highly professional dive center with very experienced staff. Our main differentiator is our personal approach – and of course our location at the most perfect sunset point on the island. You can spend the time after your dive to dream about the fish you saw and more dives while hanging out on a bean bag with your feed in the sand.

Apart from that, our groups are small and our instructors hand chosen for their personality and excellent teaching records. Safety is our primary concern; our equipment is in excellent order and of course regularly maintained. We are committed to offering outstanding service and high quality dive experiences.