SDI Future Buddies


This program is designed to provide children between the ages of 8 and 12 an introduction to scuba diving in a controlled environment, under the direct supervision of an active instructor.


Who this course is for:

  • Children ages 8 to 12 who wish to experience the underwater world, or wish to have a career that will involve the underwater world such as a marine biologist

Course Duration:

Courses should not be treated as a race or something that can be skipped through quickly. Please remember training does not guarantee certification, we need to ensure you fully understand the training and will be a safe diver on certification. We follow a loved one clause that when certified we would be happy you could safely dive with one of our loved ones.

  • The e-learning and academic portion of this course should be completed before starting in water training and exercises. The duration of this piece is dependant on your availability. During this time our instructors are on hand to assist with questions or any element you may struggle with.
  • For many courses the swimming pool or confined water sessions give us time to practice and carry out skills in a controlled environment. We do not fix specific number of pool sessions as it is dependant on your comfort level with skills before moving to open water.
  • The open water element is again determined more by time in water rather than number of dives. We prefer longer dives building experience rather than quick short 20 minute 'dips'.
We will strive to meet your timelines and requirements where possible and will always be dependant on student availability to attend sessions.


Course prerequisites & forms:

  • Minimum age 8 with parental consent
  • Demonstrate comfort and adequate swimming skills 

Medical Form
Liability Release 

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Future Buddies Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
    • History of diving
    • The aquatic environment
      • Marine environment
      • Marine life
    • Physics and physiology
      • Buoyancy
      • Pressure
      • Air spaces
      • Equalization techniques
      • Lung over-expansion problems
    • Breathing air under pressure
    • Scuba equipment
      • Mask, fins and snorkel
      • Exposure protection
      • Buoyancy compensator device (BCD)
      • Regulator
      • Cylinders
      • Weight systems
      • Underwater instruments
    • Accessories
      • Dive flag
    Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:
      The required skills should be performed in pool/confined water only, with a maximum depth of 6 metres/20 feet:
        • Weight system adjustment with proper weighting
        • Pre-dive check of self and buddy
        • Mask clearing; partial
        • Buoyancy compensator device (BCD) use
        • Buoyancy control
        • Regulator use
        • Underwater swimming; proper use of fins
        • Use of gauges
        • Underwater communications

        What’s in it for you?

        Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities under direct supervision of the SDI Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:
          • The diving activities approximate those of training
          • The areas of activities approximate those of training
          • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

          How to take this course?

          • Availability to start every week. 
          • Get in touch with us by phone, whatsapp, facebook or e-mail
          • You can also add to shopping cart and pay online using ideal, credit card or paypal.

          Price & Value:

          SDI Future Buddies - €50,00

          *Fully inclusive of all e-learning, equipment required for the course, training and certification on successful completion.

          We focus on and are proud of the skill level, knowledge, decision making, experience and readiness of divers to dive at levels which they have been trained. We want to invest in you, your safety and ability to dive, then come home with amazing stories.

          Our courses are priced as such and we do not hide additional costs. We are are very flexible for training, especially in terms of dates or location as we know we all have busy lives and work commitments. However if for reasons outside of weather, illness or other such emergencies a course/training can not be completed in the standard training schedule we will charge for extra days at €150,00 per day.