Ascuba Venture has a new program for kids ages 8-12, who are interested in SCUBA and the underwater world. It is called Scuba Explores ! The Scuba Explores are introduced to SCUBA in a open water simulator environment where they learn several of the skills that our Basic Open Water Divers learn. Learning how to scuba dive is no longer limited to the adults! All of our Explores Classes are taught only by instructors specifically trained in the Explores program.
The Scuba Explores
Program is not just a one time class that your child enrolls in. Once they graduate all of the levels for the basic program they can come back and take Explores
Specialties! Numerous specialties are offered such as Night Explores
, Rescue Explores
, Maze Explores
, Shark Explores
, Navigation Explores
, and many, many more. They can even make it to different ranks such as Advanced Explores
and Master Explores
based on how many specialties they have!
What do they do?
The Scuba Explores training is broken into 5 different levels that can be spread out or done in one of our Explores Camps. The kids are taught the skills and knowledge they need to become safe and successful divers in a fun yet controlled environment. As your child completes each level they are awarded pieces of gear that will be theirs to keep at the completion of the course.
Session 1: Red Explores
Kids demonstrate their swimming skills and learn how to snorkel with a mask, snorkel and fins. They receive their Explores kit and their snorkel!
Session 2: White Explores
Our would be divers are introduced to actual diving equipment. They start learning the basics, what are these things for and how do we use them? Explores get to go into the open water simulator with equipment for the first time. They receive their dive mask and mouthpieces at this level.
Session 3: Blue Explores
Explores learn new diving exercises in the open water simulator such as how to float in the water. Explores get fitted and receive their dive suit!
Session 4: Silver Explores
Children play games underwater while wearing diving equipment to increase their comfort and practice the diving techniques learned so far. The kids get their fins this session.
Session 5: Demo Explores
Your proud children are able to "teach"diving to parents, siblings, and friends by doing demonstrations of the skills they've learned. Now they are able to receive their Explores ID, T-shirt and membership into the Explores Club!
are NOT OPEN WATER CERTIFIED SCUBA DIVERS. The scuba portion of the program is designed to teach and make your Explores
comfortable and safe using scuba under the direct supervision of a Certified Explores
Instructor in a open water simulator ENVIRONMENT ONLY!!