Scuba Diving with Children

Scuba for kids, families and school groups

What makes Orca Scuba different – besides our outstanding equipment, diver-to-instructor ratios, and peerless quality standards – is our focus on diving with children and families. We already dive with ten schools and universities in Singapore and Malaysia. What’s more, word is spreading further afield: we’re in contact with young people literally all over the world. Here’s a video of us diving with the Singapore Scouts Association…

Why should children dive?

If you know anything about how we started, you’ll know how committed we are to conserving the world’s oceans. You may know that our founder, Jeroen van de Waal, has written a book on it. You may also follow, or be involved in, our annual schedule of events, conservation programmes, presentations, talks and demonstrations, all focused on limiting – and repairing – the damage being done to the planet’s marine environment. We believe the future of our oceans is in the hands of young people. Not only are young people often creative and fearless, but also, it’s them that will experience the true consequences of man’s oceanic plundering.


“In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.”


By teaching young people to scuba dive, we will show them the wonders of the underwater world. In time, we hope they will feel as passionately about our oceans as we do. In the often-quoted words of Baba Dioum: “In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.”

Dig deeper into what we offer

Below you will find links to some connected pages. Whether you’re a family, a parent whose child wants to dive, or a teacher who’s planning the next school camp, what you’re looking for should be here. If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

Diving for Families

Our team of professional dive instructors specialise in diving for families – either separately, according to experience, or as a single group. They have years of experience introducing children and their parents to the underwater world.


Diving for Schools

Orca Scuba works with many of the schools in Singapore and Malaysia. We run multiple school programmes, for children ranging in ages from 8-18, including PADI dive courses, schools camps, oceanic awareness courses, conservation and much more.

Diving for Children – FAQs

Orca Scuba runs courses for all the family and our pupils start at just 8 years old. We make diving as safe, relaxed and informative as possible. Here are some frequently asked questions about our safety approach.

Is Scuba Diving Safe for Children?

Orca Scuba specialises in teaching young people, as young as 8 years old, how to scuba dive. Safety is therefore an intrinsic part of the company culture. It is obvious in everything that we do, and it is our most sacred principle.

"The whole group of children had a blast while learning a lot… Definitely a 10/10 experience to repeat when possible."

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“Excellent dive instructors with a passion for the environment and actually educating you in all safety aspects.”

“Everyone was so friendly and welcoming.¬†We have already booked to go back.”

“I liked it so much that I ended up extending my stay for another week to get my Advanced Open Water Certificate as well.”