A first dive is for anyone who wishes to discover the underwater world. However, there are a few recommendations to bear in mind:
- Children must be at least 8 years old.
- Pregnant women cannot dive.
- If you are epileptic or asthmatic, you cannot make your first dive.
After a first dive, anyone who wishes to go on and learn more about scuba diving can follow a certificate programme. There are several training structures available: FFESSM, PADI, etc... They all provide diplomas that will allow you to dive eventually completely autonomously.
If your child was amazed by the underwater world following a first dive, you should be aware that it is not possible to pass the first diving level before they turn 14.
Our partner and diving club, PlanetOcean, can give you a few last recommendations.
You really have to moderate what other people say and experience. Feelings and expectations are really personal and each dive is different. For someone who wishes to continue with this sport, the choice of equipment is very important. Prioritise a good mask as a mask problem can completely ruin a dive, and choose a suit that matches your intended use (summer, winter, etc.). The Basque region has many small sheltered creeks that can be used all year round, quite shallow with a lot to see, ideal for beginners. Be sure to respect these idyllic spots. Finally, keep one thing in mind: "ENJOY YOURSELF! "