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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.

 

leslie@scuba-explorers.com

913.522.8131

Scuba Diving Classes for Children

The impact that scuba diving classes have on children

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.

Instructors teach proper conservation skills during scuba diving classes by teaching accurate 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. As children build stronger swimming abilities, increased stamina and a stronger sense of responsibility through scuba diving their self-confidence will increased and noticeable in every aspect of their lives.

Children ages 8-9 years old will spend most of their young training days of scuba diving classes in a pool, learning the basic ins and outs of scuba diving. Once children complete a PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification course, they are eligible to dive in open water, with some restrictions – children 10 years in age must dive with certified adult in areas that do not exceed 40 feet and children 12-14 years of age must dive with a certified adult however there are no perimeter or depth restrictions.

PADI Dive Rescue courses are available for children 12-14 years in age through scuba diving classes; this course will teach advance scuba diving techniques for water rescue including boating operations and search and rescue methods. 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 any 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.

leslie@scuba-explorers.com
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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!

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

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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!

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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!

 

Scuba Diving Kansas City

Many people over the years have said, “Scuba Diving Kansas City?  How do you do that?”

Well, we explain, we have airplanes in Kansas City too.

Even if we were not land locked we would still fly to the Caribbean for pleasure dives!

The East & West coasts have great diving, however, for the really beautiful clear blue water…you may want to leave the states.

Scuba diving in Kansas City is an excellent place to train.  The pool & classroom training only requires two full days and the open water certification takes another two full days; your certification lasts a lifetime.

Once you are fully trained it’s time to set sail for an exotic trip to the Caribbean, Asia, South Pacific or any other place that may be on your bucket list.

So the next time someone mentions scuba diving Kansas City…you can remind them… the world is their oyster!

We will go anywhere they desire!

Happy Diving!

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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.

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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

Discover Scuba Diving

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?  If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.  This may take place in a pool or other body of water.

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While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

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The Fun Part

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to –after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part?  It’s all fun!

  • Plus, you can get credit! If your Discover Scuba Diving program includes an actual scuba dive in open water, your experience may count toward PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification, putting you a step ahead of the game when you decide to go for it.

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What You Learn

You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater.

  • Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
  • Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full certification course when you take the next step

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The Scuba Gear You Use

All the equipment you will need is typically included in a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask, fins and snorkel, a buoyancy compensator device that also carries your scuba tank, a regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You might also wear a scuba wetsuit or a weight system depending on where you do your Discover Scuba Diving program.

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The Learning Materials You Need

  • Just your willingness and undivided attention (and swimsuit & towel)

Prerequisites

  • To take Discover Scuba Diving, you must be at least 10 years old

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete a Discover Scuba Diving program, you’ll want to check out:
Scuba Diver or the Open Water Diver certification courses.

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Come bubble off with us!

Discover Scuba Diving

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater.  If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.  Most PADI dive shops offer a version of this program, either in a pool or other body of water.  You may try it close to home or while on vacation.

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While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

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There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to –after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over.  The fun part?  It’s all fun!

What You Learn

You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not.  You will:

  • Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
  • Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step

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The Scuba Gear You Use

All the equipment you will need is typically included in a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensator jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You might also wear a scuba wetsuit or a weight system depending on where you do your Discover Scuba Diving program.

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The Learning Materials You Need

  • Just your willingness and undivided attention

Prerequisites

  • To take Discover Scuba Diving, you must be at least 10 years old

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Your Next Adventure

Once you complete a Discover Scuba Diving program, you’ll want to check out:
Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver certification courses.

Discover Diving

So what are you waiting for?

Let’s go diving!

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KID DIVING

Scuba is a special experience for a child, a once in a lifetime memory that your child will never forget!  The children are introduced to a new underwater world.  They are taught to safely explore while snorkeling or scuba diving!

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Sassy Snorkelers 5-7 yrs of age-

Lets your child experience the underwater world.  The kids have a blast learning to snorkel while playing underwater games.  (flotation devices for non-swimmers).  It’s easy, fun, and safe!

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BUBBLEMAKER – 8 yrs + (duration 1.5 hrs)

The children learn to scuba dive in less than six feet of water.

This program is an introduction to the thrill of breathing underwater; we play  games and other fun activities in the pool.

The colorful Bubblemaker emblems, decals, towels and toys along with a distinctive recognition certificate and card make the experience one to remember. This is a great way to include the little ones in your family  vacation.  Everyone returns home with exciting stories to share.

Celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker party with friends and family.  It’s fun, easy and safe.

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SEAL TEAM PROGRAM 8 yrs + (duration: 2 days)

Join the PADI Seal Team and discover a world of underwater fun and adventure built around action-packed Aqua Missions. What is an Aqua Mission? It’s an underwater pool adventure where kids learn scuba activities and how to float underwater like an Astronaut.

The program teaches kids about diving through fun, learning activities until they are ready to enroll in the PADI Junior Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver course.

Children are required to complete the first five of 15 Aqua Mission, watch a PADI Seal Video, answer questions, and complete a pool dive.

Upon successful completion of the first five Aqua Missions, students become PADI Seal Team members. Upon successful completion of 10 additional specialty Aqua Missions, students become Master Seal Team members.

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DISCOVER SCUBA (10 + years old)

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. After a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have is coaxing kids out of the water at the end of the program. This is a great way to try scuba before signing up for the Jr. Open Water Course.  We supply all the gear to help you experience scuba diving.  It’s so fun!

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JR OPEN WATER

The most popular dive program in the world! This is a lifetime of adventure for anyone 10- 14 yrs of age, in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water.

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PADI Open Water Diver

This course is for anyone 15 and up; the most popular program in the world. You  receive a life time certification recognized in more than 175 countries. As a certified Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional.

Your underwater adventure can begin today!