10 good reasons to promote diving for children

Your child wants to start scuba diving and you wonder what benefits he might derive from this activity?

Discover the aspects of scuba diving that can add to your child’s development and help increase your well-being:

1 Respect for the environment

Diving allows the discovery of a unique underwater environment and encourages the child to respect ecosystems and nature by exploring the richness of fauna and flora of the seascapes. Through the practice of this aquatic activity, the child will be awakened to the fragility of the species that inhabit the seas and fresh water spots on the surface of the globe and to the need to ensure the preservation of the balance of these particular environments.

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2 Accountability

Water is not our natural environment. The child will therefore have to learn to follow the rules, to integrate the notions of safety bases and to acquire autonomy. Compliance with instructions, organization and maintenance of equipment, introduction to submarine communication, etc. Learning is numerous and empower the child in the practice of his activity.

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3 Socialization

If it is an activity by excellence where mutual aid and solidarity is required, it is probably scuba diving. Whether to equip or during the dive, the immediate learning of the concept of buddy is central to this activity. The divers need each other. The child will develop this spirit of mutual support very early. In addition, it will expand its social network.

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4 Psychomotor

The sensations felt in the water allow the child to grasp the notion of gravity, balance and well-being to feel light, free like a bird. In the water the child can move in all directions, descend and ascend almost effortlessly.

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5 Cognitive

From the very beginnings of diving, your child will be led to think about his actions, to develop his reflection in the management of simple problems and in the understanding of basics adapted to his skills. A beautiful way to make him integrate principles such as those of Archimedes or Boyle and Mariotte
It is also a good way to develop its sense of orientation in space.

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6 Pleasure

In addition to the body sensations felt, the discovery of many ecosystems or the encounter with others, the variety of species and colors of underwater life provides a lot of fun for children. At sea, he can observe a diverse fauna and flora for his greatest happiness.

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7 Curiosity

Scuba diving develops the curiosity of the child. Indeed, the diver is by definition a curious researcher to discover all the marvels of the marine environment. Locate fish and other marine animals, scrutinize rocks, compare corals, learn about destinations, … all the opportunities are good to attract the attention of the child.

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8 Exploration

The diver is an explorer. Always in search of new discoveries, the child who learns diving will have the chance to develop his taste for adventure, for the exploration of all water bodies, for meetings and for trips to the four Corners of the globe.

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9 Sharing

One of the great benefits of this aquatic activity is that diving encourages sharing; Sharing experiences underwater, sharing travel impressions, … With a most contaminating effect. Will your child come to share his passion with you?

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10 Self Confidence

Is Your Child Hyperactive? Suffers from ADHD, anxiety ? Does it seem to you that you are very much bent on yourself? As we have seen, the benefits of scuba diving are numerous for children, both in respect of rules and in cooperation, psychomotor, intellectual and creative development. All aspects that can help him grow and flourish despite his difficulties. Note also that the progression possibilities accessible to all the children without spirit of competition can increase his confidence in him to allow him to evolve.

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Finally, let us keep in mind that even if diving offers undoubtedly benefits for your child, this activity must remain for him a leisure activity with a welfare perspective. Hence the importance of being aware of the mistakes to avoid at all costs with children in the practice of this aquatic activity.

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Helene

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