Scuba Rangers is an educational camp and scuba club especially for children ages 8 – 12. Scuba Rangers classes are safe, taught only by instructors specifically trained in the Rangers program, and will introduce your child to the wonders of the water in a gentle, multi-faceted manner.
While at the Ranger Sessions, your children are in the care of an SSI-certified HPSC professional, trained in the Scuba Rangers program. Our leaders love children and are trained to keep them safe. (Note: A maximum of 4 Rangers to 1 Ranger Dive Leader is adhered to.)
Through classroom and pool experiences, Scuba Rangers are taught the skills and knowledge necessary to become safe and successful divers through five colorful Ranger steps:
Training is broken out in 5 different levels. The kids are taught the skills and knowledge they need to become safe and successful divers in a fun yet controlled environment:
The children will gain confidence in their swimming skills and learn how to snorkel with a mask, a snorkel and fins. Helping other children is also emphasized, along with having fun!
The Rangers are introduced to the various pieces of diving equipment. They learn what it’s for and how to properly use the equipment. They will then have the opportunity to use the equipment in the pool.
The Rangers will expand on their knowledge scuba diving and gain more confidence in their skills in the water.
The Rangers will enjoy underwater activities while wearing diving equipment to increase their comfort in the water and to practice diving techniques.
The Rangers will show their diving skills to parents, siblings, and friends by demonstrating the numerous skills they’ve learned throughout the program.
Scuba Rangers are NOT Open Water Certified Scuba Divers. The scuba portion of this program is designed to make your Ranger comfortable and safe using scuba equipment under direct supervision of an Instructor in a POOL ENVIRONMENT ONLY! Rangers will be able to apply their snorkeling skills in the open water, and will be better prepared when they are old enough to enroll in the Open Water Diver course.
The Scuba Rangers Philosophy
To keep it simple and fun, we have designed the SCUBA RANGERS Star, which defines the five points of a successful SCUBA RANGER:
Proper Knowledge: Rangers must learn the rules of responsible diving.
Proper Skills: Rangers must learn and practice basic scuba skills.
Proper Equipment: Rangers must learn to use basic scuba equipment, and should own snorkeling equipment, and properly maintain and care for all equipment.
Proper Experience: Rangers should maintain diving proficiency, dive within their limits, and continue to learn more about scuba and water exploration.
Training: Scuba Rangers begin out of the water, focusing on becoming comfortable with the idea of diving, and learning about breathing, helping peers, and becoming familiar with equipment.
Rangers who own their own equipment will be more comfortable and relaxed in the water.
Rely on HPSC’s expertise to help find the best fit for your ranger, at a value you’ll appreciate. For the Ranger who gets cold easy ask about our wetsuit trade up policy—you’ll love it.
$225.00 Program Fee Includes:
Fee Does Not included:
Scuba Ranger Specialties
Rangers who have completed the Scuba Ranger course can continue their experience with specialty training. A sample of specialties include Assistant Ranger, Marine Life Ranger, Night Ranger, Rescue Ranger, Buoyancy Ranger, Maze Ranger, Photo Ranger, and more…
Rangers who complete additional training qualify for advanced Scuba Ranger levels:
Each Specialty is $55.00 which includes use of scuba equipment. Not included: Mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit or specialty equipment. Call for more details.