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If you’re an enthousiastic diver yourself you’ve probably been wondering what’s involved in getting your child to scuba dive as well.

At what age can my child learn how to dive? Where can they learn? Where do I go where I know my children will have as much fun as me? Are there health issues I have to keep in mind?

This is the Dive Global children’s page where we hope to answer all these questions.

If you have good tips on diving with kids or your children have exiting stories to share, please leave a comment.

Harveys Divesuits: dive suits for kids included as well as a good size chart

MINI-B: a full Scuba system that is self contained in a simple ‘Backpack’ unit. The ‘Mini-B’ is light and easy to use.

Snubadoo: New equipment and training so that 4 to 7 year olds can Snuba® with the family.

PADI Seal Team: Designed for young divers (kids eight and older), this exciting new program is built around action-packed Aqua Missions!

With Scuba Rangers, you can scuba dive in a pool with real diving equipment, play games underwater, and other fun stuff!

DAN (Diver Alert Network): has info regarding safety and health issues for children who want to dive.

Learning Center

From age 8 your kid can take the first introduction into scuba diving with the PADI Seal Team.

If you’re between 10 and 15, you receive a Junior Open Water Diver certification. 10 and 11 year old Junior Open Water Divers must dive with a certified parent, guardian or PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

12 to 14 year olds should dive with a certified adult.

When you turn 15 years old (legal diving age), you can upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification.

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