youth programs are offered by the major
certification agencies. While many many
of these are alike or very similar,
the programs may go by different names.
Use the link at the bottom of this page
to visit some of the certification agencies
and find out more details about what
they have to offer, or visit your local
Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth, referred
to as SAS or SASY
Designed for kids as young as 5 years
old (as little as 40 - 45 lbs.) What
looks like a standard scuba equipment
set is actually a personal flotation
device with an attached air supply.
Once equipped, the SASY diver can't
sink! The air supply provides a comfortable
breathing option far superior to a standard
SASY lets kids experience the underwater
world the easy way - by snorkeling with
scuba equipment instead of a snorkel.
Opon completion of the program, each
participant receives a card and wall
certificate. The full-color, wallet-size
card comes with picture, name and address.
For young adventurers, the Bubblemaker
program is an introduction to the thrill
of breathing underwater. For kids eight
or nine years old, it is a chance to
take the plunge with an Instructor and
go pool diving.
Scuba Rangers and Seal Team
Scuba Rangers is an activities club
for kids 8-12. By learning to snorkel
and scuba dive in a swimming pool, kids
build confidence, discipline and respect
for the water--all while setting and
accomplishing goals, and having fun!
Learn the basics of safe diving and
explore different AquaMissions - or
specialty dives - like wreck, navigation,
buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental
awareness and more.
Above the age of 10, junior
and full certifications are available.
In addition to these standard programs
widely available, there are many destinations
that offer kids programs. These are
a "Summer Camp" type atmosphere
where some of the above programs are
incorporated among many other activities.
For More Information Contact Your Local
Here For Certification Agency Information