#3717
tstormdiver - 6/16/2015 9:12 AM
From dalehall: That guy is an idiot. You were perfectly right in refusing to rent him the tank. I am a PADI Divemaster and I’m used to working with students in the pool. When my 8 year old wanted to "try diving" even with my experience, the only thing I let her do was breathe off the regulator in the shallow end while the tank was on the edge of our pool. (7 foot hoses) There was no "swimming" or moving around, just her breathing off the reg with me right beside her . I told her when she wanted to try the other stuff, we would go the shop and do an actual Discover Scuba class. Our kids/grandkids are our responsibility and to be reckless with the lives of those that trust is just stupid. (Stepping off soapbox now)

I am an Adv. OW Instructor & you can bet that when I have children as students, I watch them like a hawk. I do let them have fun during the class, but it is very tightly structured & I follow SSI’s standard to the "T".