When to start scuba diving lessons for children?
A good way to determine if your child is ready for scuba lessons is to enroll him in an Open Water Diver Junior program first.
The ATIS Diver Junior program offers children aged 8 and over the opportunity to try out scuba gear and swim in a pool or confined water. The maximum depth is two meters (six feet).
The Open Water Diver Junior course is similar to the adult certification program but with smaller teacher-student ratios and lower depth limits. To register, children must be between the ages of 10 and 15 and must be able to swim.