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Young Person

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by Tresguey, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Scubadaddy

    Scubadaddy Barracuda

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    I agree with the snorkel gear. She can learn the basics and watch you from above :)
     
  2. Bob Vincent

    Bob Vincent Master Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: St. Louis Missouri / Diver's Paradise NOT!
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    He's absolutely right!!! 100%

    10 years old and the mental & physical requirements.

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  3. Saltair

    Saltair Captain

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Penn Bay, Maine
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    I know it has already been said, but those who suggest a mask, snorkel and fins are on the money. In the end it will make her a better diver. My certification came through a university program so with an entire semester to kill we had a large skin diving portion, and it made us all much better divers in general. It helped to have a very old school instructor.
     
  4. Boxcar Overkill

    Boxcar Overkill Barracuda

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    Meh, I would likely let my kid take a hit off the octo in the pool when he gets 8. But with 2 sons, I have readily available spare parts. J/k.

    My opinion changes day-to-day on this sort of subject, as I wonder if I baby my kids too much. A lot of the fun I had when I was young was at least this dangerous, and I want my kids to have the same kinds of fun I did. It's a fine line between too cautious or too dangerous. I could see it both ways here. So long as you know the risk, do what you think is right.
     
  5. Bob Vincent

    Bob Vincent Master Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    Having a kid breath off an octo underwater is not a big deal, AS LONG AS HE'S MADE AWARE THIS IS SERIOUS - NEVER HOLD YOUR BREATH - and when he wants to go up doesn't hold his breath. You have to watch closely ... And be with him going up for at least the first few times. A big breath and going up really fast in as little as 4 ft in a water column can hurt someone. Just be aware. Having fun can turn serious real fast.
     

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