My Son had a Blast SCUBA Diving at Monterey Aquarium
When my son’s senior therapist, from ELCA, told us that there was a SCUBA diving program at Monterey Aquarium, we took the opportunity for my son to get into it. It’s free for those who has physical handicap and learning disability.
We prepared our son for a good week telling him about SCUBA diving and what he will expect. He was noticeably a little excited, which he doesn’t get excited that often unless he is watching Marvel cartoons. He was very patient, sitting still and listening attentively to the three SCUBA instructors. I think that he was excited partly because once he had the SCUBA dry suit, he looked like a super hero.
I was a little concern about him going underwater but the three SCUBA instructors assured me that he will be safe. Monterey Aquarium provided 3 SCUBA instructors per special child which made me feel good that nothing bad will happen. Furthermore, they were not really going underwater and that they were diving into the tide pool portion at the aquarium.
To find out more about their SCUBA diving by calling Monterey Aquarium Underwater Explorers program staff at (831) 647-4532. Lastly, SCUBA diving at Monterey Aquarium is only offered during the summer time.
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