'Try Dive'  / Bubble maker PADI course  
25 € per person - 1 hour session  minimum age 8 yrs, no maximum age !

This will be done in maximum groups of 8 participants (minimum 2) and will be conducted by a P.A.D.I. Course
Director and a Dive master. Giving a student to instructor ratio of no more than 4:1. The experience will last for
approx 1 hour giving the participants an exciting and controlled incite into the underwater world.

Each participant will receive a  briefing, introducing and explaining the use of a mask, Bouyancy Control
Device, regulator and pressure gauge.
There will be -  Help with putting on and adjusting their scuba equipment.
-  An explanation of breathing rules and equalization techniques
-  An overview of regulator and mask clearing.
-  Direct supervision of divers as they breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water (up to 1m depth)

When /if comfortable, the participants will be taken into the deeper pool water (up to 2m) as appropriate.  
This will be followed by confidence and experience gaining exercises (games such as collecting dive sticks and
smaller objects)

At the end of the session there will be a debrief of the divers explaining what they have achieved and what their
next step is if they want to continue their training.
family.  
PADI have developed special training courses to introduce
youngsters to just how much fun and exciting breathing
underwater can be!  

Scubaschool.fr and their British instructors have joined up
with us to offer a range of diving options for all the
family at our family gites here in the Charente Maritime, so
make your holiday a bit special and try scuba diving whilst
on holiday at our family gites in the Charente Maritime,
France !

All equipment is provided and all the instructors are highly
qualified and insured for your safety.
'Fun dives'    10€ per child - 10 minute session age 5 to 7 yrs

So our younger guests don't miss out on the diving fun our diving team
will also be offering fun dives where they will kit out the children with the
breathing equipment and then will walk around the shallow end of the
pool holding them just under the surface with the child breathing
underwater for up to 10 mins and getting the same experience as their
older siblings but without having to be able to swim or follow the
training of the 'try dive' experience.
This is not a recognised course like the bubble maker but is carried out
by the trained team.  
Try dives' and 'Fun dives'
for adults and children
at our family friendly gites
Charente Maritime, France
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information on courses that our
partners scubaschool.fr can offer
the Charente Maritime, France. So you don't have far to go ! Perfect for families who are keen to explore
diving together or where one member of the family are keen to dive but the others arn't - they can just lie
on a sunbed and watch !!