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Scuba Diving for Kids: How to Get Started

Scuba Diving for Kids: How to Get Started

If a girl is a strong swimmer, why not take it to the next level? Book some scuba diving lessons and get ready to experience a magical underwater world.

If you’re a keen scuba diver, she’ll love to share this passion with you. And if you’re both beginners, so much the better! You can learn together!

Why girls will love scuba diving

For kids that have already tried snorkeling, scuba diving is all that and more! Not only will she be able to get up close and personal with sea creatures, she’ll also love learning a new skill.

Scuba diving is a great way to really experience marine life rather than reading about it or seeing it on a screen. She will learn all about conservation and might even develop an interest that stays with her to adulthood.

Scuba diving is also a great way to develop self-confidence. Watch your child grow as she realizes how brave she can be.

Where to do go scuba diving

We have many fantastic sites for diving in the US, both in freshwater and the ocean. Find a PADI approved dive center to get you started.

For information on dive sites in the USA and further afield, check out the PADI website.

Top tips for your first scuba diving experience

  • Kids need to be 10-years old to join an open water diving course, but can get their feet wet in introductory programs such as PADI’s Bubblemaker or Seal Team from 8-years old.

  • Having gear that fits well is essential for safety. Staff at the dive center will be able to advise you. Buying your own equipment will enable you to make sure you always have the best fit.

  •  Make sure you allow plenty of time for kids to complete scuba diving courses. You want them to enjoy the experience, not feel pressured.
For more detailed info about scuba diving, click here.

Go scuba diving and make some magical marine memories!

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