There are no uniform standards, there are recommendations, and there is an objective assessment of the child’s capabilities, which the instructor must give. In some cases, parents are advised to wait six months to a year, and then come again. It can be traumatic for parents to hear that their child, “the most-most,” is not yet ready for diving, although his peers are already engaged, but in case of risk or danger to health, the instructor should take a tough stance.
For young divers there are certain restrictions on depth in accordance with age. For children 8-10 years old, the maximum allowable depth is 2 meters, 10-12 years old – 5 meters, 12-14 years old – 10 meters. Also, children are not recommended to dive in water colder than 12 degrees, at low temperatures it is necessary to limit the time the child stays in water to 10 minutes (even when using a wetsuit), and in Continue reading