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.