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.
After encountering kids on dive boats and underwater who had no boundaries, patience, or manners, it’s clear that good dive etiquette is as important as saying please and thank you.
Parents of diving children will likely approach dives very differently when their buddy is their child versus anyone else. What’s the best way to be a good dive buddy while also giving your kids the room they need to build their dive skills?
When planning a family dive vacation, it’s important to consider everyone’s limitations and desires and to keep the emphasis on “vacation” rather than “dive.”