Family Diving Fun!


From scubadiving.com

Nowadays many parents are feeling disconnected with their children and find it difficult to participate in activities that both they and their children enjoy and are physically able to do. Scuba Diving is a great family bonding activity because it is open to anyone over the age of 10, and can be performed by individuals varying greatly in their physical fitness. It also improves physical fitness, burning up to 500 calories per hour, so it is a great way for families to get fit and stay fit together.

Creating Memories Together
The most important part of scuba diving, as a family activity, is the experiences parents and their children will have together underwater that will create lifelong memories. Swimming alongside a turtle, watching a school of tropical fish on a reef, or coming up close to a whale shark will create a bond that most non-diving families will never have. Young divers will also gain a greater appreciation for the environment and will be more likely to grow into environmentally friendly adults.

Learning About the Underwater World
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Finally, the education that parents and children will gain together through hands-on experience underwater is something that simply can’t be gained through a text book or from watching videos online. Seeing how a reef system works together, or how a predator catches it’s prey with one’s own eyes can be truly life changing. Families who experience marine life and marine systems first-hand through scuba diving have a deeper connection and understanding of the ocean and its ecosystems than non-divers.

Family Scuba Diving Vacations
Most families take vacations together, and often parents find themselves having to hire sitters to watch their children while they go off and enjoy their adult activities. Scuba diving vacations offer an opportunity for families to spend more time together and experience twice as much, because they can explore what is beneath the surface in addition to enjoying land-based activities.

At Adventures in Scuba, we believe that scuba diving is the best family experience and to help your family create your own adventure, we have our Seal Team Camps and Junior Open Water Diver Camps running in July and August. Give us a call and find out how your next family vacation can be exploring the underwater world! 403-299-7751