Scuba diving....

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  1. mark e

    mark e Read Only Funster

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    Anyone do this ? My daugthter is 11 years old and can swim a mile. Lately when we go swimming, all she wants to do is touch the bottam of the deep end. Shown her a diving website of people snorkelling and scuba diving and she seems really interested. Dont know whether it's a good idea or not though ? :Doh:
     
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    never tried it but i'v never fancied jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane either...:Wink::Wink:

    mate of mine took his paddy (?) exam on hols and dives quite regular.

    says its a fantastic experience.
     
  3. Lindy-C

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    Hi Mark

    I reckon Dazzer is your man to advise you on this one.

    He is quite a prolific and proficient diver.....knows his onions so to speak.

    I am sure he will be along with some useful pointers for you as soon as he sees your thread title :Smile:
     
  4. highwayman

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    Hi mark
    Contact a scuba club near-you and get her (and you) a try-dive.
    These are normally in a swimming pool and one-to-one with an instructor.
    Try-it and see if you like-it. :thumb:
    Sheree and meself did four years ago and have never looked back :thumb:
    Diving for us opens up another realm where we're weightless and can fly.
    Not sure as to your local cost but a try-dive near us costs a fiver.
    Have a go, worst that can happen is she doesn't like-it and you've lost maybe £20.:Sad:
    Best that can happen is you both love-it and it costs you???? (let you find that out for yourself) :Eek!: :Eek!:
    Either-way let us know how you get-on :thumb:

    regards...nige
     
  5. Tony Santara

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    Hi Mark
    I don't see a problem with it providing she gets proper training.
    I've done some snorkeling myself and theres an amazing world beneath the sea
    Try it yourself :thumb:
     
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    Hi.

    If its diving your interested in...im your man. :thumb:

    Not only do i dive whenever i can but im also a qualified Diving Instructor Instructor.

    Not a typing error i teach people to be instructors!! :Blush:

    If you PM me with your home town i will put you in touch with a reputable club or PADI centre.

    Cheers
     
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    If this weather continues dazzer you might make a fortune in a few hours teaching people how to get out the house with scuba kit on.:Rofl1:
     
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    Yes and as Mark is in Wales he will need to know how to do it !:RollEyes: Water water everywhere !:Sad:
     
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    Thanks for replies people :Smile: Have now contacted a local dive club not far from me that has a trial ( swimming pool ) dive week monday. $5 each and that gives us the basic lesson with a go using their equipment for an hour.

    I'll see if she likes it and take it from there :cry::Doh:
     
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    Maybe you should. You never know who or what is following you!! :Eeek::shout:
     
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    Yes mate been diving for 10 years now - Cardiff Scuba are good.
    Kids 8 - 9 do what is called a bubblemaker course - at 11 they can do a junior open water course - can't tell you what this really entails but sure you can find out on the web.

    I have had great experiences on both shore and boat dives down west wales and spend a lot of time in the van their. Can highly recomend this area.

    Good luck it is a great hooby made even better when Dads invovled. My kids are nearly the age and will be starting soon.:thumb:
     
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    A junior open water course is exactly the same as an adult open water course with the exception that a childs maximum depth is to be no more than 12 meters (an adults is 18 mtrs). Once the child gets to 16 they can upgrade to a normal open water diver qualification for the cost of a new card. :thumb:

    A junior open water diver has the same level of knowledge, skills and training as an adult. In fact most kids ive taught are better diver than their parents!!! :Eeek:
     
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