The mission of Scuba Rangers is simple: To involve children in scuba diving so they can experience the excitement of water exploration.
Children are the key to the future of the scuba diving industry. Until now, they have never had the opportunity to be a solid part of the diving community. The Scuba Rangers Program was designed specially to welcome children into the community and keep them a part of it for the rest of their lives, while learning valuable life tools. The Scuba Rangers Program teaches children the knowledge and skills required to be a safe diver, while encouraging them to have as much fun as possible. As a pool-only program, the Scuba Rangers Program offers all of the training and education that a regular Open Water Diver receives. Learning to scuba dive in the Scuba Rangers Program is the foundation on which the children build self-confidence, discipline, and self-esteem. Participation in the Scuba Rangers Program offers children the opportunity to learn more about the world around them, gain diving proficiency, be active in the community, meet new and interesting people, and do things they never imagined possible! The Scuba Rangers program is unique not only to the diving community, but also to the majority of other adventure sports as well.
The Scuba Rangers Program is not a one-time experience. Children will have 5 different pool sessions. Each session is approx. 2 hrs long and builds on the previous session. The Scuba Ranger program concludes with the Demo Ranger session.Demo Ranger, is for the children to demonstrate for their family and friends some of the skills that they have learned in the Scuba Rangers Program. This is a very exciting time for the children. This is the child’s graduation and entry into the scuba community.
After successful completion of the Demo Ranger program, the Scuba Ranger has the opportunity to enroll in Specialty Ranger programs that are analogous to Specialty Scuba Programs.
Required equipment: Students must provide their own swimsuit and towel. All other equipment including mask, snorkel, fins, will be provided, but students may bring their own if they wish.
Additional information: Participants must be at least 8 years of age and must be comfortable in water and be able to maintain their buoyancy in water too deep to stand in. Must sign waiver. Younger than 18 must have parent or guardian-signed waiver.
Schedule and availability vary based on the child’s and instructors schedule, number of participants, and Scuba Ranger session being conducted.