Christine Brinkley owns BEST HR Resources, an HR consulting business in Katy, Texas, where she lives with her family most of the year. She spends as much time as possible at their home on Utila in the Bay Islands of Honduras. Christine is a mom, grandmother, avid scuba diver and supporter of animal-welfare programs, with a special interest in marine conservation. In 2016, Christine began authoring a series of articles related to children and scuba diving for Scuba Diver Life.
Even though kids can go night diving once certified, there are a few factors parents must consider before letting their children participate in a night dive.
Although Junior Open Water divers cannot exceed either 40 feet or 60 feet in depth, depending on age, safety stops are still imperative when diving shallow with kids.
Adults know that touching marine life is a big no-no. But what about kids, who learn by touch starting very young? With some guidance, parents can help them understand why the marine environment is strictly hands-off.