When you’re sending your child to a Florida camp, you want to take full advantage of everything the state has to offer. Kids are already indoors more than they ought to be, which is why a camp that focuses on the health and intellectual benefits of regular outdoor activity is the perfect choice.
One favorite Camp Live Oak program is scuba diving. In fact, it’s so popular that we offer three different scuba programs!
Scuba Diving Youth Programs
Should your child learn to dive? Many experts agree that, with proper instruction and safety procedures, scuba lessons can offer amazing benefits to a child who is ready to learn.
Ask yourself whether your camper is ready.
- Does he or she want to learn?
- Is he or she physically fit enough to dive?
- Does your child enjoy getting in the water?
- Is your child emotionally mature enough to ask questions and follow instructions?
If you answered “yes,” then your child may be ready to explore the exciting world of scuba diving.
What Does Scuba Teach Kids?
Scuba lessons teach kids many amazing things, some of which are even useful out of the water!
Kids who study scuba diving can learn how to:
- use gear properly
- get more comfortable with water
- ask questions
- solve problems
- appreciate nature
- behave responsibly
Our Scuba Program
All of our scuba programs come from a partnership with the experienced divers at Sea Experience, local leaders in high-quality scuba diving.
For new divers, we recommend the three-day Bubble Makers Scuba Diving Camp, where kids ages 8 to 13 can learn the basics of scuba diving from certified instructors in a safe, pool environment.
Every day is packed with a healthy dose of learning, fun, and exercise, as kids interact through underwater games in water no deeper than six feet.
My camper isn’t a great swimmer yet. Is this okay?
This is fine! We have staff on hand to assist in case your child has any needs. All we ask is that campers start off feeling comfortable with the water.
For divers who want to get more serious, we recommend the one-week PADI Basic Open Water Certification, where kids ages 12 to 16 will alternate between a variety of activities – from classroom lessons to actual dives – to complete their training.
Campers will gain instruction and hands-on experience, culminating in an ocean debris clean-up session at the end of the week.
What does the registration fee cover?
Just about everything your camper needs is covered, including gear, materials, and certification. All your child will need to bring is a swimsuit and packed lunch!
Once you learn the joy of scuba diving, you can’t wait to get back in the water. That’s why we also offer PADI Advanced Open Water Certification for kids ages 12 to 16 who want to take their diving to the next level. This weeklong program is an adventure your camper will never forget.
With safe, certified instruction, campers will prepare for a trip to the amazing Coral Restoration Foundation, where divers will learn, explore, and finally participate in the restoration of the beautiful coral reef.
I have a camper with a diving obsession. Is there anything available after this program?
Actually, yes! There is also Aquanaut Scuba Diving Adventures, where your dedicated diver will participate in a variety of fun excursions.
At Camp Live Oak, children leave their computers behind and get outside for real-life interactions in our fresh Florida air and water. We emphasize the importance of safety as they learn about their environment and the responsibility they have to it – as well as the fun they can have in it.