I was hoping for a recommendation, please. My cousin is coming to Aruba for the first time (staying in the high rise district) and wants to take his kids scuba diving (with instruction first). His children are 13 and 11.
Can anyone of you avid scuba divers please recommend someone who is certified, reliable and most of all safe. With all of the stories as of late with some of the accidents, not to mention a few of the scuba stories you have posted, I want to recommend someone FANTASTIC.
I know that my BB friends will have some good advise.
Your scuba instructor will spend a little time with you to explain the basic principles of scuba diving and give you an overview of your scuba gear, which is supplied by the dive shop.
Once you feel comfortable, your instructor will take you in the pool to help you learn basic scuba skills. Then, if you like, you can go with your instructor for a short discovery dive up to 40 feet/ 12 metres. Most Discover Scuba Diving experiences about an hour or two."
In our case dd first viewed the Discover Scuba video (some instructors use a flip chart). This was followed by a short familiarization in the swimming pool before heading out onto the wreck.