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Scuba Diving Classes for Children

The impact that scuba diving classes have on children is more than remarkable.

Children have an unwavering adventurous desire to explore everything the world has to offer, including the fascinating world underwater.  Scuba diving classes teach awareness to children about the importance of ecological and ocean conservation.

There’s nothing quite like the beauty of marine animals. So many of the waters contain wondrous creatures that have an impressiveness beyond comprehension. At times it almost makes you wish one could live in the waters alongside these animals.

During scuba diving classes, children learn proper conservation skills  through diving techniques and habits. Children learn about the importance of even the most microscopic living organisms, thus becoming conscious of their surroundings.

Throughout the scuba diving classes children learn tangible skills which they will use in and out of the water such as physics and math skills, which will increase their critical thinking abilities.  They will play games that reinforce these new skills and rules all while having fun.

As children build stronger swimming abilities, increased stamina and a stronger sense of responsibility through scuba diving, their self-confidence will increase noticeably in every aspect of their lives.

Children ages 8-9 years old may learn snorkeling and basic scuba diving in a pool.  Once children are 10 years in age, they may complete the PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification course, and are eligible to dive in open water with certified adults, preferably, parents or other family members.

Once children reach the age of 15 years old, they are qualified to upgrade from their junior certification which will allow them to no longer have age restrictions.

For more information on PADI scuba certification classes for children or to speak with an experienced professional instructor, please contact Leslie O’Neill, Scuba Explorers.


Scuba Dive Kansas City

If you’re new to scuba diving or may be a little rusty, we’re here to make you feel safe and comfortable so that you may experience this fun and relaxed atmosphere of the underwater world.

Scuba Explorers will train you to scuba dive right here in Kansas City and then take you on adventures to islands that will surpass your expectations!

Local lakes near Kansas City

We teach in North Kansas City, Lees Summit, Kansas City, & Blue Springs, MO, Overland Park, Leawood, Prairie Village & Olathe, KS…and many other cities.

Kansas City Skyline

The pristine reefs will take your breath away as you peer over the coral walls into the deeper water…where, if you’re lucky, you may see a pod of dolphins swimming past or a group of rays and possibly friendly interaction with playful seals! You will learn about marine life, plants and coral on every dive!

corals & colorful fish

The most exciting part is- you never know what you’re going to encounter. You may rest assured, you’ll be quite safe!

We put special emphasis on providing students & guests with individualized instruction at their own pace. In the water and out, we’re with you every step of the way. When you enter our world, you can expect to dive the best sites in the islands while gaining insider knowledge of the history & culture.

If you’re a beginner, we invite you to learn PADI scuba diving. If you’re an experienced diver, we invite you to buddy with us or plan and execute your own dives.

You have the opportunity to complete your Open Water instruction, we except dive referrals or you may choose to upgrade your certification in the warm waters of the Caribbean.

We have partnerships with some of the finest hotels on the islands. In short, we have exceptional service in extraordinary settings.

Discover our world on your next vacation, and why diving with Scuba Explorers is the best way to enjoy island diving!


Turks & Caicos

Where the water is perfect, calm clear & beautiful!  One of Leslie’s many favorite dive locations.

A swim to the dive boat in beautiful clear & turquoise water.

Turks & Caicos


Have you ever wondered what it is like to breathe under water?

There’s only one way to find out…try it! 

Class begins in 3′ of water.  If you become uncomfortable simply stand up.  You will be amazed how easy and safe scuba diving truly is.  Educating yourself on this topic will reduce all fear, getting involved and doing it will enrich your life!

We train scuba divers everywhere in the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan areas:  Lee’s Summit, Shawnee, Lenexa, Overland Park, Kansas – anywhere North, South, East & West.  We come to your area and teach you at the nearest pool.  YMCA’s, local pools, your backyard pool, etc.

This is a great sport for anyone that enjoys water sports such as: skiing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, sailing & wind surfing.    And most any type of athletes that enjoy water.  I’ve actually taught many people that had extreme fear of water- if you truly want to overcome it, we can make it happen!

Could you envision yourself coming with us on a scuba trip?  Imagine riding off to your 1st dive site.  Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin and the wind blowing through your hair as the boat sails through crystal clear water.  You can see white sand beaches lined with palm trees against the bright blue sky.  As we dive in, the water is bath water warm so there is no need for a wet suit.  You are surrounded by fantastic varieties of colorful corals, beautifully colored fish, dolphins and more!   Got the picture?

During your trip you have many options:  walk through a rainforest, ride a zip-line above the tree tops, rappelling of a cliff, wildlife & bird watching, jungle treks on nature trails. 

Some prefer sunning at the pool, enjoying a spa treatment, shopping for fun clothes, finding unusual décor for your home, a leisurely drive around the island or countryside, a luxurious lunch or an elegant dinner.

Or you may like to read a captivating book while swinging in a hammock as you drift off to sleep until happy hour begins at the local drinking establishment, just in time to bet on your turtle before the race begins.

In order to do all this, you will have to spend a few days completing the scuba course & a few days for certification before we leave!

It’s a two day commitment for class and two days to certify. You won’t want to waste the time or expense during your trip for this.

This is a lifetime certification. 

Organize a group of 7 people & your class will be free!  ($180 value)!

The beginning of your new adventure!

Call:  Leslie 913-522-8131