From £30

The PADI Bubblemaker allows young adventurers to experience the thrill of breathing underwater in a fun & exciting Scuba quest. The session is conducted by a PADI Instructor in the safe confines of a swimming pool.

If you're not sure whether Scuba is for your child, let them come, blow bubbles, get their fins wet and find out! Things will never be the same again…

The PADI Bubblemaker experience is an easy and fun introduction to the exciting underwater world. Incorporating lots of games and play from underwater toys and acrobatics to Scuba Courses version of an underwater egg and spoon race. Your child will not stop laughing as they experience how it feels to float like an astronaut, feeling completely weightless in the water.  

The session will begin with an informative talk, covering safety aspects of Scuba and what breathing underwater for the first time will be like. Our team of PADI professionals will assist your child putting on the equipment in the pool. They will be given time to adjust to the exhilarating feeling of breathing underwater before setting off on their exploration. Add some bubbles, toys, flips & turns and this will be an unforgettable experience.


  • The minimum age to participate in the PADI Bubblemaker program is 8.

  • Each child will need to complete a PADI Bubblemaker Statement, which includes a brief medical questionnaire. Any medical conditions highlighted on the form must be approved by a GP or diving physician prior to taking part. A parent or guardian will be required to countersign the form & this must be brought to the session with you.

Adult Supervision

A parent or guardian must be present at the poolside to accompany children during the experience.


PADI Bubblemaker sessions are held locally in the Stoke on Trent & Newcastle Under Lyme areas. 


  • £30 per Bubblemaker 

What Is Included

  • Scuba diving equipment hire, including mask & fins.

  • Safety briefing covering Scuba equipment, hand signals, water safety and the physics and physiology of diving in a simple and easy to understand format.

  • Approximately one hour of in-water activity including underwater games and fun challenges

  • Supervision and tuition with our friendly PADI Instructors & PADI Divemasters

What You Need To Bring

  • Personal swim wear & T-shirt that may be worn in the pool

  • Completed forms signed by each child and a parent or guardian. 

  • Medical approval for those children with indicated medical issues,


It is very important that the required forms are correctly completed and signed and that any medical issues that are highlighted on the medical questionnaire have been approved with written evidence from a GP or diving physician. We are NOT able to allow participants to take part without these forms.

Continue The Adventure...

There are so many ways that children can become more involved in scuba diving with many different programs to suit all ages from 8 upwards. As the future ambassadors of the oceans; getting children involved in such a thrilling and exciting hobby can really enrich their lives. They can learn valuable life skills, discipline, organisation and responsibility whilst having fun and getting hands on understanding of diving theory. Most importantly though they will love the exhilaration of completing underwater tasks, swimming amongst the coral and recognising different fish species; there's no adventure quite like it! 

8 and 9 year olds can enrol onto as many PADI Bubblemaker sessions as they like but the PADI Seal Team program is where the real fun is! This is also a great option for older children who are not ready to take on the PADI Junior Open Water Course and just want to make memories and bubbles in the pool without the in depth dive theory or the responsibility of becoming a fully certified PADI Junior Open Water Diver. 

However, some children will feel ready to take on the challenge of the PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course and will become life long lovers of the underwater world with a certification ready to take them on adventures across the globe for the rest of their lives! 

PADI Bubblemaker Schedule


Frequently asked questions

Is Scuba Diving safe?

Yes, Scuba Diving is safe. Of course, as with any adventurous sport or activity there is an element of risk involved. However with the correct training and by sticking to safe diving guidelines, Scuba Diving is a very safe activity. Prior to any in water activity a safety briefing covering equipment, hand signals, water safety and the physics and physiology of diving are discussed in simple and easy to understand language.

Do you need to be a good swimmer?

No. Scuba divers move completely differently to swimmers and are propelled underwater by using fins, making movement easier. Furthermore a Scuba Diver has a constant supply of air, making it far easier to breathe than it is when swimming. However it is important that you have a fundamnetal level of in-water comfort.

I have some health/medical conditions, can I still Scuba Dive?

Whilst there are some medical conditions that would unfortunately prevent you from taking part, not all medical issues would be a barrier to you enjoying Scuba Diving. Prior to taking part in any activity involving Scuba, there is a medical screening to ensure that any existing medical conditions are considered prior to approval being made. Before taking part in the PADI Bubblemaker program, you will be asked to complete a Medical Questionnaire. If you answer 'Yes' to any of the conditons listed, then you would need to get approval from your GP or a diving physician before we could accept you onto any Scuba program.

What is the minimum age to enrol onto the PADI Bubblemaker program?

The minimum age to take part in the PADI Bubblemaker program is 8. Unfortunately we are not able to take children under this age regardless of their swimming ability. For those children under the age of 8, we are able to offer the PADI Discover Snorkelling program.

07743 719172
Trent House, Trent Walk,
Joiners Square, Hanley,
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire,
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