My name is Captain Kelp and me and my friends are going to tell you about diving and how you too can go diving. Diving is a very cool sport. Maybe you have been watching TV and see people going under water with bottles on their backs and things in their mouths, while swimming with red, blue and yellow fish, or even with dolphins. And I’ll bet you would like to try that too some time, right? And you can, of course!
If you are between 8 and 12 years old, you can become a SCUBA RANGER. Together with other kids you can go diving for real in a swimming pool, just like the grown-ups you have been watching on TV. So with a real cylinder on your back and a mouth piece in your mouth, through which you can breathe under water. Isn’t that cool?
A real diver teaches you how you can breathe under water and how you can stay at the bottom of the swimming pool. So you wont have to go up for air all the time! And if you put on fins and a mask you will be able to swim relaxed in the pool!
Once you understand how to breathe under water - and trust me, it is not that hard - you are going to perform all kinds of exercises, so eventually you can do more and more under water, but at the same time you will learn how to help other divers under water.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
Now, it sounds like you have to study a lot. But hey, it’s a lot of fun too! And once you have taken the oath, as a Demo Ranger you can become a member of the SCUBA RANGERS Club, a real diving club. Of course you can learn even more, like, for example, swimming under water with a compass. Or how to use a light in the dark. But, above all, the SCUBA RANGERS Club is a lot of fun. And besides playing games in and under water, we also do a lot of other stuff that is related to diving. Like a visit to the aquarium for example, where you can see all these beautiful fish at close. And how would you feel about giving your classmates a demonstration? I’ll bet they all will be jealous of you!!! Probably they would like to be a real diver too, just like you!
Together with my friends Sergeant Major, Hammerhead, Puffer and Spinner, I will guide you on your SCUBA RANGERS adventure. We will tell you everything you need to know and do in order to become a true SCUBA RANGER.