Confined Scuba Diving with Children
Confined Scuba Diving is used to describe a dive site at which the environment is entirely predictable and controlled. The most common example of a confined water dive site is a swimming pool. Other typical confined water locations include a calm bay, a lake or even a man-made quarry. Confined water sites are used for skill practice and training, and are ideal for children to learn the basics of diving in.
I have taught both my children the essential scuba skills in man-made confined scuba pools, and for me this is fundamental in the development of their diving maturity. Confined Dives should not be just for scuba certification courses, but used as a continuous and regular skill development for children.
In Europe because in general we have an cold water environment we are lucky to have man made confined diving sites, where we can practice our skills in comfort all year round.