Project Description

We are Boston’s premier diving education center for Scuba Ranger Classes and other kids scuba lessons in Massachusetts and New England!

About The Course:

Overview

The Scuba Rangers Course introduces children 7-12 to most of the same scuba skills that open water divers learn, in a no pressure, pool play environment. Skills are introduced and children are encouraged to try them, but are never forced if they’re uncomfortable trying or practicing a skill. We also make sure to leave plenty of time for kids to play and have fun underwater. After they’ve completed the five development sessions, Scuba Rangers are eligible to participate in specialty sessions to learn more scuba skills, earn further Rangers certifications, and have even more fun!

Scuba Rangers classes are taught only by instructors specifically trained in teaching scuba to children with safety as our primary concern while introducing your child to the wonders of scuba in a gentle, multi-faceted manner. It’s a great pre-cursor to an open water certification, or just for fun! While they won’t be able to get into the ocean until they are old enough to take the Junior Open Water Course (10 years or older), the Scuba Rangers Course can start to develop a passion that could turn into a lifelong hobby, or even more!

Please Contact East Coast Divers, 617-277-2216 or divekids@ecdivers.com with any questions.

Before Class

Before your Scuba Rangers Course, there is a bit of paperwork you and your child have to fill out. This program requires a minimum of 5 distinct forms. You can find the forms below and complete them ahead of your pool session, most important is the “SCUBA – MEDICAL FORM“. Go through the medical form now and check to see if you need to answer “YES” to any of the questions. If so no big deal – you’ll just need to get a doctors’ sign-off before we can let you in the water. The doctors’ note is in the additional “PHYSICIAN’S RELEASE” file – along with guidelines for your physician. Remember if you answer “YES” to anything in the medical it is NECESSARY to get a doctors’ note BEFORE getting in the water. It’s also important to note if a physician’s signature is required only a medical doctor (MD) signature will be accepted. For minors, we will need a legal guardian’s signature as well so it’s best available especially at the beginning of class.

STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING

PRIVACY STATEMENT

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY

SCUBA – MEDICAL FORM

TOWN POOL WAIVER

Additional forms as required:

PHYSICIAN’S RELEASE

Schedule

Below to you can find an up to date schedule with all of our available Scuba Ranger sessions. Registration is through the venue hosting the course, and registration links can be found on the calendar below. Please email us at divekids@ecdivers.com if you have questions or need assistance.

Location

The pool and classroom will happen together at the location noted in the calendar. Program locations include:

The Boston University FitRec Center
915 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA

Torigian Family YMCA
259 Lynnfield St
Peabody, MA

Private Courses

Due to the specialization of our instructors for this class, private SCUBA ranger courses are typically not available. If you’re interested in joining a course or putting together a special SCUBA rangers event, please don’t hesitate to contact us at divekids@ecdivers.com

Equipment

Students are required to own their own mask, fins, snorkel, and booties (if necessary). We will supply all of the scuba gear. Because it’s often challenging to find quality personal equipment that properly fits 7 – 10 year olds, we recommend coming into our store for a personal fitting session. We have a full selection of quality equipment at great prices for children!

Prerequisites:

  • Between 7 and 12 years old
  • Clear medical history or MD sign-off if necessary.

What’s Included:

  • Over 10 hours in the pool split between five sessions
  • Use of all required gear in pool (Except Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties, Bathing suit and Towel). Contacts or a corrective mask are recommended for those needing vision correction.
  • Internationally trained / certified instructor
  • Low student to instructor ratios
  • Free Stylish Scuba T-shirt
  • Free gear review sessions with East Coast Divers PRODUCT SPECIALIST.

Contact us for info about upcoming courses!