SCUBA RANGERS CLUB
SCUBA RANGERS is not just a diving course, it can also be a long term activity if they want to become part of a SCUBA RANGERS Club! During the club sessions they learn about our environment, get more diving experience and have a fun time together. They will try underwater photography or night diving with torches in the swimming pool, visit zoos and aquariums, go to the cinema or take part in other challenging activities.
Their safety is a top priority. SCUBA RANGERS programs can only be taught by specially trained instructors in a pool (or under confined water conditions in a protected area) up to a maximum depth of 4 metres (12 feet). In depths greater than 1.50 metres (5 feet) there is a one-to-two instructor-to-student ratio.
Scuba Rangers Instructors
SSI Instructors are only allowed to teach if they are affiliated with an SSI Facility. This concept--unique in the industry--allows direct monitoring of all active SSI Dive Professionals to ensure high quality education.
The Scuba Ranger Instructors who teach children diving school courses have not only been deemed excellent divers by our strict SSI standards, they have also had special training in how to teach diving to children specifically. During the Scuba Rangers sessions and club activities, safety always comes first; the instructor-student ratio is always respected, and sufficient medical resources are always close at hand.
SSI Dive Centers and Scuba Rangers
Scuba Rangers Clubs must meet SSI’s high level of quality; therefore, all Dive Centers hosting the program must meet SSI’s Dealer Standards.
You know your children are in good hands with SSI programs, because the following standards must be met by our Dive Centers in order to become a licensed Scuba Rangers Club:
SSI’s Scuba Rangers program is the perfect way to introduce your child to the wonders of diving in a safe, fun, encouraging way. Look for Scuba Rangers locations around the globe in our Dive Directory.
SSI’s Scuba Rangers program is one of the world’s best-developed scuba and snorkeling programs for children. Diving school designed for children aged 7 to 12, Scuba Rangers classes are safe, taught only by instructors specifically trained in the Rangers program, and will introduce your child to the wonders of the water in a gentle, multi-faceted manner.
The SCUBA RANGERS Philosophy
To keep it simple and fun, we have designed the SCUBA RANGERS Star, which defines the five points of a successful SCUBA RANGER:
Proper Knowledge:Rangers must learn the rules of responsible diving.
Proper Skills:Rangers must learn and practice basic scuba skills.
Proper Equipment:Rangers must learn to use basic scuba equipment, and should own snorkeling equipment, and properly maintain and care for all equipment.
Proper Experience:Rangers should maintain diving proficiency, dive within their limits, and continue to learn more about scuba and water exploration.
Training:Scuba Rangers begin out of the water, focusing on becoming comfortable with the idea of diving, and learning about breathing, helping peers, and becoming familiar with equipment.
Training is broken out in 5 different levels. The kids are taught the skills and knowledge they need to become safe and successful divers in a fun yet controlled environment.
Get your children excited about moving up the Scuba Ranger ladder! Rangers get a ribbon tied around their snorkel for each level they complete, contributing to their feeling of success and ownership.
Step 1: Red Ranger – Kids demonstrate their swimming skills and learn how to snorkel with a mask, a snorkel and fins. How to help other children is also emphasized. And most importantly, so is having fun!
Step 2: White Ranger – Would be divers are introduced to diving equipment. What are these things for and how do we use them? Rangers then go into the pool with equipment for the first time.
Step 3: Blue Ranger – Rangers learn new diving exercises in the pool such as how to float in the water.
Step 4: Silver Ranger – Children play games underwater while wearing diving equipment to increase their comfort and practice the diving techniques they’ve learned so far.
Step 5: Demo Ranger – Your proud children are able to “teach” diving to parents, siblings, and friends by doing demonstrations of the skills they’ve learned.
After completing the Demo Ranger level, students can become Scuba Ranger Club members, and receive an official membership card. Kids become part of a network of Scuba Rangers, who can then swim together, talk about scuba, and go on field trips to aquariums or movies about ocean life. Scuba Rangers may then also “Specialize.” See the sidebar on fun Scuba Rangers Specialties.
Many SSI Resorts also offer Scuba Rangers Diving Trips. It’s a great way to inspire your child and provide you with an unforgettable family vacation.
Scuba Rangers is FUN.
If you struggle to get your child interested in anything, why not try out childrens diving school through the time-tested Scuba Rangers program? Through an exciting tier system that Scuba Rangers get excited to climb, as well as trips to aquariums, study of underwater species, films of the wonders at the bottom of the ocean, and fun educational materials like coloring books, Scuba Rangers becomes an activity that kids can’t wait to get back too.
Becoming an SSI Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure!
We make sure you are truly comfortable with the skills and equipment you will use. Getting started is easy! Sign up for an Open Water course or get your feet wet with the SSI Scuba Diver program.
SSI Training is designed so you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. We will support you by colored manuals, DVDs and free Online Training offers to make sure you have enough training options.
For your pool and open water training your instructor will fit you to your scuba equipment so you will become comfortable in your “second skin.” You will get enough practice time to adapt yourself to the underwater environment before you start with your open water training dives.
Once you have completed your initial training you will be a certified SSI Diver. SSI certification is recognized world wide so your diving experiences will be limitless.
Short on time? Get your scuba diving certification started while on vacation and finish up when you get home!
Scuba Diver is the perfect course for those who do not have time to complete an entire Open Water Diver Program. The content of this program represents about half of a complete scuba diving certification program (SSI Open Water). You can then complete the second half and become a certified diver at another time, anywhere that is convenient for you.
This program allows you to get out there and experience diving to the fullest. You will be trained in the proper skills, knowledge, equipment and experience required to feel safe and confident during your open water dives, as well as have an SSI Instructor as your escort to guide you on your adventures.
Certified Scuba Divers are entitled to go diving under the direct supervision of a Dive Leader up to a maximum depth of 40 feet/12 metres.
When you decide to complete your certification, the Scuba Diver Program can be fully credited to your course. This way you will not have to redo any part of the program twice. After a short skill update you can complete your Open Water Diver rating.
At the end of the program you will receive your SCUBA DIVER Certificate indicating the successful completion of this program. This certificate entitles you to take part in guided dives all over the world. If you ever decide to continue your training and become a certified diver just contact your local SSI Training Facility for details on how to complete your SSI OPEN WATER DIVER rating.
Start Your Adventure Today!
For more information regarding your Open Water Diver Training options contact one of the over 2,400 SSI Dive Center locations worldwide or visit diveSSI.com and checkout our FREE Online Training. Click here to find an SSI Dive Center or Resort and get started on your scuba diving certification today!
Here are a listing of courses available to Junior Divers:
Once you become a certified Junior Open Water Diver you can dive almost anywhere! Just remember you will be required to dive with a certified parent, guardian or active Dive Professional.
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