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)
• 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
• Personal Toiletries
• Insect Repellent
• Personal Medication
• Some Cash For Lunch & Refreshments (credit card machine can be down sometimes)