Imagine a stunning luxury eco-boutique retreat on a small island off the coast of Mozambique, where not only your children are welcome to share one of only 15 private beach villas with you, but can also complete a diving course in the shallow and safe waters of the protected Bazaruto Marine National Park. This is a scuba diver’s paradise with crystal clear waters and a range of dazzling soft coral ridges and reefs to explore.
For the budding Jacques Cousteau in your family, the lodge has a PADI 5 star dive centre with a dedicated dive training pool. They offer the PADI Bubblemaker course for children from 8 years of age, and the PADI Discover Scuba course from age 10 years. This is the perfect preparation for children and teens to go through before jumping into the warm sea waters and hanging out with the marine inhabitants of the reefs close up !
Once kids are happy in the pool they will be taken out on a dive boat for an open water dive. Diving to maximum depth of 12 metres they will be accompanied by a PADI dive instructor at at all times. The skills they kids complete in the pool and the open water dive may be credited towards the PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver certification.