The simple answer is – almost anyone. Scuba divers are aged from 8 years and over and come from all walks of life. Here are some basic considerations:
AGE: Children as young at 8 years old can start diving with programs taught in the safety of shallow water and aimed specifically at young children. From the age of 10 years old children can be certified as Junior Open Water Divers and those 15 years and older can be certified as Open Water Divers. There are no upper age limits.
HEALTH: You need to be in a state of good health. This doesn’t mean you need to be super-fit, but you have to be free of any serious medical problems. You’ll answer a medical questionnaire when you sign up for a course and if you or your instructor have any concerns you will be referred to a medical doctor for assessment. You will also need to be able to swim and float or tread water.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor – Bala Reef – Rutland – Elephant Beach – South Button – Cinque Island – Fish Rock