Rangers Plus Certification for Scuba Ranger Graduates
Through a program we call “Rangers Plus”, children who have graduated from Scuba Rangers and who have demonstrated all of their required pool skills, can complete the classroom and pool work to prepare for Junior Open Water certification in a kid-friendly environment.
Rangers Plus students complete the mandatory eight (8) academic hours in four, two-hour sessions with other kids. Weekly sessions allow children to cover the Junior Open Water Diver program material and learn at a slower pace. They also can become comfortable enough with an instructor to pass an oral test or take the written test according to your preference.
In addition, each Rangers Plus program also includes four two-hour pool sessions. These pool sessions will be a review of the skills learned during Scuba Rangers as well as a chance to teach new skills required to be a certified diver.
Only Scuba Ranger (or similar program) graduates can enroll in Rangers Plus at age nine years and six months. To participate in other children’s programs at Denver Divers, students must be at least ten years old.
Rangers Plus Certification for Children without Prior Training
Rangers Plus offers kids an alternative to adult classes. Rangers Plus consists of four separate two-hour pool sessions and four two-hour class sessions. Children new to scuba diving will attend all eight sessions to learn necessary pool skills and pass the certification test. Children age ten and older can join the Rangers Plus program or attend regular adult classes to prepare for certification.
Junior Open Water Certification
Once your Ranger has passed both the pool skills and written test, she will be ready for the final step – real open water! All Open Water Diver candidates have to perform their skills over the course of four open water dives and a snorkel.