Children and Diving Koh Lipe

Children and Diving on Koh Lipe

So as you may already know SCUBA Diving comes with certain ages limits.

Here is a list of available courses and trips for children we offer. The minimum age to try SCUBA diving is 8 years old and the minimum age to get your first diving license is 10 years old.

Children’s Age Limits for Diving.

8 – 9 Years – SCUBA Rangers/Bubble Maker

Under 8 Years – Snorkeling.

10+ Years – Try SCUBA

10-15 Years – Junior Open Water

12-15 Years – Junior Advanced Open Water & Junior Rescue Diver

15+ Years – SSI Open Water Course & SSI Advanced Open Water

18 Years – Divemaster/Instructor

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    SCUBA Ranger for Children

    Price From – 2,000 THB

    Minimum Age – 8-12 years old

    Duration – 1 Day

    The SSI Scuba Rangers Program is a club that offers numerous diving activities for children ages 8 – 12. Safety is a top priority and Scuba Rangers programs are only taught by specially trained instructors in a pool, or under confined water conditions in a protected area up to a maximum depth of 5 meters. You will earn the Scuba Rangers recognition rating.

    Intermediate Scuba Ranger

    Upon completion of the Scuba Rangers Development Program and two (2) Scuba Rangers Specialties, the student will be certified as an SSI Intermediate Scuba Ranger.

    Advanced Scuba Ranger

    After completion of the Scuba Rangers Development Program and four (4) Scuba Ranger Specialties, the student will be certified as an SSI Advanced Scuba Ranger.

    Master Scuba Ranger

    Finally, completion of the Scuba Rangers Development Program and eight (8) Scuba Ranger Specialties (including the Rescue/Safety Specialty), the student will be certified as an SSI Master Scuba Ranger.

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      snorkel trip Ko Lipe

      Snorkeling for Children

      Price From – 550 THB

      Minimum Age – 2+

      Duration – 1 Day

      The snorkelling around Koh Lipe is very beautiful with shallow reefs you can still see a lot of the local marine life. If you wish to join on our dive boat to snorkel it would require a guide to come with you. Ko Lipe is subjected to quite strong currents around full moon so it is always better to go snorkelling with a professional with you.

      Another option for a snorkelling trip is to join one of local snorkeling trips which leaves everyday at 9am. This trip goes to many different snorkelling spots around Ko Lipe. This trip is 650/750 Baht per person.

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        Children try scuba diving

        Try SCUBA for Children

        Price From – 1 Dive – 2,700 THB or 2 Dives – 4,500 THB

        Minimum Age – 8+

        Depth Limit 8-9 years– 5 meters
        Limit – 10+ years– 12 meters

        Duration – 1 Day

        The Try SCUBA Diving/ Bubblemaking is a great experiences for children that can count toward the Full Open Water Course.

        Try SCUBA is an amazing experience for all ages but the minimum age limit for this experience is 8 years old. If your child is older than 8 then this is an amazing way to get into SCUBA diving.

        It is an exciting, relaxed and safe introduction to scuba diving, closely supervised by a SSI Instructor. We teach you some basic skills and review the safety aspects of diving before you enjoy 1 or 2 dives on our beautiful reefs.

        You will have to check a Medical Statement. before you join us for this dive experience.

        One of the Try SCUBA Diving dives counts towards on of your dive in the SSI Open Water Course.

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          Junior Open Water

          Price from – 14,500 THB

          Duration – 3-4 Days

          Minimum Age – 10 years old

          Depth Limit 10-11 years – 12 meters
          Limit – 12+ years 18 meters

          If your child is above then they can complete the SSI Junior Open Water Course.

          This course has all the same skills and layout as the SSI Open Water, the only difference being the depth limits mentioned above. Ko Lipe generally has quite shallow diving, so even if you can only dive to 12 meters, you will still get to see all of our beautiful fish and reefs.

          For more information on this check our SSI Open Water Course for children.

          You will have to check a Medical Statement. before you join us for this dive experience.

          If you wish to complete all the theory at home before coming to Ko Lipe then you can complete Elearning before your arrive.

          Dive Medical Check

          Dive Medical Check NOTE:
          We must let you know that certain medical conditions may prevent you from scuba diving such as asthma and heart conditions. If you are currently taking any medications, or are unsure about your fitness to dive, please have a look at the Diving Medical Questionnaire. If you answer YES to any to any questions listed then you must print out the RSTC Medical form and take it to your physician prior to coming to Thailand.

          Please click to see a full Medical Statement.

          Diving Discounts


          200 THB discount per dive with own equipment (own Equipment discount applies if you have own BCD, Regulator and Wetsuit).

          We offer 10% discount off diving day trips or 700B discount from any SSI Course if you;
          • Completed a SSI Course with us previously
          • Completed a course with Blue View Divers on Koh Phi Phi
          • Are a Professional Diver with current/renewed license status
          • Are a guest in our Adang Sea Eco-Lodge or the Hideaway
          • Dive with us in Green Season (May 15th-October 15th)

          PLEASE NOTE: Only one discount can be applied per person at any time.


          Cancellation Policy

          DEPOSITS
          Deposit of 1,000 THB (fun divers) or 3000 THB (courses) are none refundable.
          CANCELLATIONS
          We require advance notice for cancellations and/or changes to your booking.
          Any no shows/cancellations after 7pm the evening prior to diving, will be charged a 500THB fee.
          (+5 % charge where applicable)
          COURSES
          If for any reason you cannot complete a training course, you will receive
          partial refund for the sections not completed.
          If you require additional training to meet the course requirements, we reserve the right
          to charge for additional dives and confined sessions.
          THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION!

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          Exploring the Underwater World: Children’s Scuba Diving Options

          Introducing children to the wonders of scuba diving is a thrilling adventure, creating lifelong memories and fostering a love for the oceans. Scuba diving, once reserved for adults, now offers safe and exciting options for young adventurers. In this blog, we’ll explore children’s scuba diving options and why it’s an experience worth considering for your family.

          1. Junior Open Water Diver Certification:

          The PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification is an ideal starting point for children aged 10 to 14. It offers a safe and structured approach to learning scuba diving skills. With the guidance of experienced instructors, young divers can explore underwater worlds while adhering to age-appropriate depth limits.

          2. Bubblemaker Program:

          For younger children, typically 8 years old and above, the PADI Bubblemaker program provides an exciting introduction to scuba diving. Under the supervision of a PADI professional, kids can experience the thrill of breathing underwater in a controlled environment, such as a swimming pool. It’s an ideal way to build confidence and spark interest in scuba.

          3. Seal Team Program:

          The PADI Seal Team program, designed for kids 8 years and older, offers a series of fun “AquaMissions” to develop scuba skills and knowledge. These missions include underwater photography, buoyancy control, and environmental awareness. It’s a playful way to enhance their diving abilities.

          4. Youth Scuba Camps:

          Many dive centers and resorts offer youth scuba camps, where kids can immerse themselves in a week of scuba adventures. These camps provide a structured environment for learning and practicing diving skills while making new friends.

          5. Safety and Supervision:

          Safety is the top priority in children’s scuba diving programs. Certified instructors and dive professionals closely supervise young divers to ensure they’re comfortable and confident underwater. Dive equipment is also appropriately sized to fit children comfortably and safely.

          6. Lifelong Learning:

          Introducing children to scuba diving is not just about having fun; it’s also about fostering a sense of responsibility for our oceans. Teaching them about marine life and the importance of conservation can inspire them to protect our underwater ecosystems.

          7. Family Adventures:

          Scuba diving can be a wonderful family activity. As children become certified divers, you can embark on family scuba trips and create lasting memories exploring the underwater world together.

          In Conclusion:

          Children’s scuba diving options provide a safe and exciting way for young adventurers to explore the oceans and discover the beauty of the underwater world. These programs instill a sense of responsibility, encourage a lifelong love for the oceans, and offer fantastic family adventures. If your child has a curiosity for the underwater world, consider exploring the various scuba diving programs designed just for them.