Teaching children SCUBA: PADI Instructors’ choice.

Posted 05 Apr 2015

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It is the PADI Instructors’ choice whether they want to be teaching children SCUBA, or not!

Amongst Downbelow’s island staff team of PADI Instructors, teaching children scuba diving is an absolute joy.

Tim Tam, one of our experienced Staff Instructors of the Go PRO team, is conducting our popular 1-day ‘Try Dive’ program. His junior student divers will be mastering skills that are part of the first entry-level course: PADI Scuba Diver.

To enrol on the course the students must be at least 10 years old, and at that age typically childrens’ maturity are not developed to appreciate the importance of diver safety. Not necessarily.

In most cases, Instructors note how much more courageous and enthusiastic junior divers are compared to adults, and this applies to learning any new skill – not just scuba diving.

Mentoring Go PRO internship candidates on our award-winning PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) concerning teaching children, our Go PRO team members agree that ‘it’s a personal choice!’

Diver safety is definitely a top priority when there are groups of children participating in our popular programs, such as ‘Expedition Borneo’ or ‘Coral For Life’. Go PRO interns will benefit from the experience of assisting our Instructor team to supervise and gain some insight as to whether they prefer to teach children or not.

For more information on our professional scuba diving internship program, get in touch with our experienced and helpful Go PRO advisors, to create an itinerary with enough time to assist group activities.



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