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Even your children can dive! Yes, it's true. For kids from the age of 8 years old PADI do a couple of courses that are in swimming pools at controlled (shallow) depths. And for boys and girls who are 10 there is a Junior Open Water Diver course available.
The two courses for eight-year-olds are Bubblemaker and Seal Team.
The Bubblemaker course is quite basic and allows the child to gain experience and confidence in water that is no more than 2m deep. This is usually done in a pool but can also happen in confined open water (beach area). The teacher/trainer is a fully-qualified Dive Instructor. Being a strong swimmer is not necessary. The whole experience is absolutely safe and lots of fun. The SCUBA diving equipment that the students wear and use is specially designed for children.
The Seal Team course is only taught in pools and at depths of no more than 2m. In contrast to the Bubblemaker course, this has more focus on taking part is specific missions underwater such as photography, navigation, wrecks, and buoyancy control. Child divers only need to be 8 years old or more and that's it! The first part of the course teaches them the basics, and then the second part is the missions.
To become a Junior Open Water Diver, the child must be at least 10 years old. In this course they get to do at least five dives in a pool and then four more in the sea or a lake (Open Water). Depending on their age, at the end of the course they are then certified to either dive to 12m with a certified instructor or slightly deeper with another certified adult. They can even use the learning experience to gain credit at college or school.
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