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10 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Children Diving in the Maldives

26 Jul 2019

Families planning on spending a holiday in the Maldives may wonder if there is enough on these tiny islands to keep the kids occupied….the answer is YES! As a world-renowned scuba diving destination, the Maldives offers the perfect opportunity for kids to start a hobby which will last a lifetime and it’s fun, fun, fun all the way.

We’ve collected 10 reasons why you should encourage your children to embark on the awesome journey that is diving:

  • Children will develop social skills and connect with different people from all over the world, including fellow students, instructors and the dive center team;
  • Your kids will never forget their first instructor. With so much knowledge and many stories about the underwater world, he or she will be a great role model;
  • The younger people are when they begin scuba diving, the more likely they are to be confident with it;
  • Diving connects families. If you’re an ocean lover yourself, nothing beats enjoying it together and sharing the passion with one another. It’s a true family bonding activity, especially if you see the Maldives’ diving highlights together (such as the manta rays and turtles!);
  • Scuba diving courses take concepts from physics, maths and natural science and applies them to the real world. Your children will gain a first-hand understanding of the sometimes abstract concepts taught in school making them easier to understand;
  • Your kids will learn about marine life and they will see a whole new world, broadening their horizons, knowledge and sense of appreciation;
  • Diving encourages children to care about the conservation of the wildlife and the fragile environment;
  • Kids will learn about personal safety and the importance of following rules to minimize risks;
  • Diving will encourage their natural curiosity, making them more likely to be interested in other natural sciences, sports, cultures, photography and similar;
  • You’ll give the gift of happiness to your kids and teach them that experiences outweigh material possessions by far!
  • A bonus: It’s great fun…and may give you a couple of hours of adults-only time for hopping on a diving boat yourself!

Get in touch with us if you’d like to find out more about the Bubblemaker (8y+), Discover Scuba Diving (10y+), or the Junior Open Water Diver Course (10y+, restrictions apply).