PADI Bubblemaker

A special family dive experience

If you have a child aged 8-9 years old and would like them to experience the wonderful underwater world, then our PADI Bubblemaker Program is perfect for you.

Dives

2 dives reef dives in shallow, open-air cenotes
Small group sizes (max. 4 students)

Schedule

Experience available every day
Typically 09:00-17:00
Including approximately an hour break to allow you to grab some lunch

Requirements

No previous experience necessary
Comfortable in the water
8+ years old
Fulfill the medical requirements

Includes

Full dive equipment rental
Dive computer
Pool entry fees
Learning materials
Dive certification

Extras

GoPro Rental: $50
(includes memory card for you to keep)

Dive info

2m / 6ft
Water temperature: 24-25°C / 75-77°F

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Start your booking by selecting the date you would like to dive

Let us know the name of each diver you would like to book for. Also, let us know any equipment rental each diver will require.
Diver Name
BCD
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If you would like to add of remove divers to your booking please adjust the quantity next to the "Add to cart" button.
This is a multiple day dive package, so all of the extras such as equipment rental, GoPro rental and private guide fees reflect the total cost across your entire multiple-day package. If you don't want everything on every day then don't add it right now and just let us know via phone/email.
Although we are proud to work with small groups, if you would prefer to have a private guide then we can arrange this for you. You'll notice that generally the cost of the private guide decreases when you add buddies to dive alongside you in the private group.
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PADI Bublemaker is a one-day experience that aims to introduce 8-9 year old children to the world of scuba diving. Children over 10 should complete Discover Scuba Diving since this offers more options.

The Bubblemaker experience is conducted in a stunning open-air cenote in which we can take your child diving up to the maximum permitted depth of 2m/6ft. The water in the cenotes is crystal clear and calm. An instructor will be next to your child the entire time and we have dedicated equipment designed for small children – including smaller tanks.

Although we are not diving on a coral reef, we will see many small fish and your child will thoroughly enjoy the experience of exploring the underwater work.

The cenotes are an ideal location to complete the Bubblemaker experience because many areas of the cenote are not particularly deep. Therefore when your child is 2m/6ft deep they can feel that are a long way towards the bottom of the cenote.

Private tour

Because we need to complete this experience in an open-air cenote, this is a highly personalized private tour.

One of our instructors will drive a truck for up to 4 people to take part in the trip. Accordingly, the price is based upon a group a 4 people doing a combination of PADI Bubblemaker, PADI Discover Scuba Diving or two fun dives as a certified diver.

Due to the personal nature of the tour it is probably best to get in touch with us directly before booking so we can make sure we can arrange everything perfectly for you.

Can we dive in the ocean?

Around the world, the Bubblemaker course is typically conducted in a swimming pool. This is because the experience follows rules outlined by PADI which require us to conduct the dives in “pool-like conditions.” This means; no current, no wave, good visibility.

Fortunately, some of the gorgeous cenotes we have here in Mexico do meet these criteria so this is a great opportunity for you and your child to dive in an incredible environment.

Unfortunately our shallow ocean dive sites do not meet “pool-like conditions” criteria, so it is not possible to complete the Bubblemaker experience in the ocean.

We only have once cenote available in which the conditions meet these requirements (Garden of Eden). However, if you would like to see two completely different centoe, then we can take you to a second cenote* called Casa Cenote (aka Cenote Manati).

At Casa Cenote the PADI Bubblemaker child will not be be able to scuba dive, however they could snorkel (perhaps with another family member) while you complete a fun-dive or Discover Scuba Dive with our Instructor.

Casa Cenote is a beautiful mangrove cenote and very different to Garden of Eden, which is a standard sink-hole cenote. Casa cenote is located very close to the ocean and therefore contains a mixture of freshwater and ocean fish. Also since the mangroves are the nurseries for many ocean fish we can find many juvenile fish here.

*An additional charge for $15 per person is required to cover the transport and entry fees for the second cenote.

 

We know there is a problem witht he medical questionnaire. We are actively working to fix it. For now, you can check eligibility by visiting ScubaMedical.com

Medical Questionnaire

These are the core medical questions associated with PADI Discover Scuba Diving. If you need to answer YES to any of these questions you would need medical sign-off from a doctor.

This is only a quick check to help you right now. Before booking any training you should check the full medical and liability statements associated with the course.

  • Do you currently have an ear infection?
  • Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
  • Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?
  • Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
  • Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attacks of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?
  • Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
  • Do you have active asthma or history of emphysema or tuberculosis?
  • Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
  • Do you have behavioral health, mental or psychological problems or a nervous system disorder?
  • Are you or could you be pregnant?
  • Do you have a history of colostomy?
  • Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
  • Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?
  • Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
  • Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?
  • Do you have a history of diabetes?
  • Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
  • Do you have a history of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
  • Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?

Small group = big fun

We proudly take our divers in small groups to provide the best service.

Small groups allow us to focus our time and attention on you to make sure you have the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.

Discover Scuba Diving / Open Water
Maxiumum 4 divers per Instructor

Playa del Carmen / Cozumel dives
Maximum 5 divers per Instructor

Cenotes
Maximum 4 divers per Instructor

We believe in quality

We consistently invest in new equipment and maintaining our equipment in excellent condition.

We are proud major-brand equipment we provide. Our standard equipment rental items are:

  • Regulator: Apeks ATA-40 (some with Suunto dive computers)
  • BCD: Zeagle Resort (with weight pockets)
  • Wetsuit: Cressi 2.5mm (ocean)
    or 5mm (cenotes)
  • Mask: 5 models available from Cressi, Beauchat, IST
  • Fins: Cressi branded, full-foot fins