PADI Bubblemaker for Kids Manukan Island

PADI Bubblemaker for Kids Manukan Island

From: RM435.00

The PADI Bubblemaker for Kids program in Kota Kinabalu introduces kids to scuba diving in a highly supervised, fun and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba by letting kids try it for themselves. As part of this program, and under the guidance of a PADI professional, children divers learn basic safety concepts, put on equipment and swim around underwater in a closely supervised environment.

Program Includes

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off (KK City Centre & Tanjung Aru area only)
  • Jetty & park fees and boat transfers  
  • 3 dive sessions & fully guided by PADI Professionals
  • Learning materials, equipments required and drinking water


When booking online please tell us in the notes section of the booking which KK City Hotel you are staying at for your pick up. If you don’t yet know leave it blank.


Select the activity date below to book your space on our PADI Bubblemaker for Kids on Manukan Island. For last minute bookings please call our hotline on: +6 012 866 1935

Are They Fit to Scuba Dive? * 

Before getting your kids to participate in our PADI Bubblemaker Program, you are required to read and complete the PADI Medical Statement for your kids. Please ensure they are “Fit to Scuba Dive” 

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PADI Bubblemaker for Kids Manukan Island

Our PADI 5 Star CDC Centre on Manukan Island is ideally suited for our PADI Bubblemaker for Kids program. Having our own private pool area within Manukan Island Resort; only accessible to in-house guests as well as our guests offers the advantage of learning the basic skills of scuba diving in a controlled and safe manner (pool has max 1.5m depth). Once kids are comfortable with the scuba equipment and master the basic skills, the instructor will then bring them to experience their first Open Water dive (max 2m/6ft depth) at the shallow house reef area at the front bay of Manukan Island. You and your family will enjoy a scenic and beautiful island surrounding or just hangout by the pool to relax during the quick breaks in between sessions with this one day experience.

The exciting PADI Bubblemaker for Kids program is for children 8 years and older who want to have fun underwater. Children should be comfortable in the water but they don’t have to be super swimmers since the maximum depth is only 2m/6ft. We use an easy to understand PADI  illustrated flip chart, so even if English is not your child’s first language they can easily understand the concepts.

Under the direct supervision of our PADI Instructor, your child requires no pre-training; plus they will be using equipments made for children – not adults. The PADI Bubblemaker program can be a half day or a full day program. After trying this, it will boost their confidence and many kids are more interested to learn about the underwater world. Once they reach 10 years and older they are able to pursue certification by enrolling in a PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver course as Junior Divers.

Your Child’s Safety is Our Priority!

At all times your child is in safe hands. We pride ourselves on small group instruction ensuring our clients get the very best of attention from the instructor. Safety is paramount, we adhere to PADI standards and procedures and HSE Guidelines. Our boats are equipped with marine radio, GPS & First Aid kits and our qualified snorkel guides always bring a life ring with them. All our guides are trained in Emergency First Response.

Best Package Deal!

If you are staying on mainland Kota Kinabalu, we run daily picks ups from Kota Kinabalu City to our dive centre on Manukan. Our best deal means that you pay one price which includes everything you’ll need for a great day out. That’s return transfers from your hotel (KK City Centre only including Tanjung Aru – subject to confirmed bookings), boat transfers, park and jetty fees, activity equipment and free flow drinking water . All programs last for the full day and our return boat transfer to the mainland is at 16:00. If you would like to leave earlier this is classified as a private transfer and the cost is RM110.00 per boat. If you are staying overnight on Manukan, then the program is just conveniently few steps away from your doorstep and once you are at our dive centre, everything is ready for you; PADI Instructor, activity equipment, free flow of drinking water throughout the day and lots of excitement!

08:15 : Hotel pickup (KK city centre & Tg Aru) transfer to marina (07:15 pick up for outside KK City) – for day trippers from mainland KK
08:30 : Meet Downbelow staff & transfer on boat to Downbelow Dive & Adventure Centre on Manukan Island – for day trippers from mainland KK
09:00 : Dive & equipment briefing
10:30 : Pool dive session
12:00 : Open water dive session / 13:00 – Lunch (at own expense)
14:00 : 3rd dive session or fully guided snorkelling
16:00 : Boat transfer to marina /  16:30 – Return to hotel (KK City)

• Hotel Transfers (KK City)
• Boat Transfers
• Park Entry & Jetty Fees (for day trippers)
• Guide/Instruction
• 3 Dive Sessions
• Learning Materials
• Equipment Rental
• Drinking Water

• Any Meals, Alcoholic Or Carbonated Beverages
• Other Items Not Explicitly Stated

• Change Of Clothes
• Sun Lotion
• Sun Cream
• Towel
• Personal Toiletries
• Insect Repellent
• Hat
• Personal Medication
• Some Cash For Lunch & Refreshments (credit card machine can be down sometimes)

Important Information

Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety.

Don't forget your SUN-CREAM. We are in the tropics where the sun is very strong and although you will be underwater the sun rays penetrate.

Liability Forms

Clients will be asked to complete PADI standard liability forms at the mainland departure jetty and dive centre. Parent or guardian must sign for participants under 18 years of age.


This program is not suitable for children below 8 years of age.

Clients must complete a medical form and any positive (yes) answers require a doctors assessment and signature for dive fitness. More information can be found here: Are you Fit to Scuba Dive?

After scuba diving, current PADI Flying After Diving guidelines state that you should not go to altitude (this includes flying and climbing) within 18 hours when completing multiple scuba dives. This means that the day after your diving program you can take a flight after 0930 hrs in the morning. Or you can choose to not take part in the afternoon dive and therefore take a flight after 0600 hrs in the morning the following day. Please note that since all our programs last a full day there will be no refund offered for missed dives since you have the option to stay on the island or enjoy snorkelling and trekking activities.

Private Guide Fee (PGF)

Should you book your course/activity for 1 person only on Manukan, a fee of MYR 150.00 per day (incl GST) applies and added to your invoice. You will then enjoy a private guide/instructor. If in the meantime others book the same activity you will share your guide/instructor (maximum 4 students to one guide/instructor) and we will refund you accordingly. If you prefer to have a private guide/instructor please let us know in advance and we will not book others on the same activity with you.

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