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Scuba Rangers - Just for Fun!

Scuba Rangers Card

Learning to scuba dive is not just for the young at heart. Kids ages 8-12 can join Denver Divers’ Scuba Ranger program and dive in our heated saltwater pool. Rangers use all the same gear as their parents – just scaled to size. And Rangers learn the same scuba skills but learn them through fun, interactive games. Working their way through five Ranger levels, your kids earn a pool-only certification card with rewards for each Ranger level achieved along the way.

Initial Scuba Rangers training is offered through five or six separate classroom and pool sessions of about two hours each. During the school year, classes are Thursday or Friday afternoon for five weeks. During the summer, Denver Divers hosts camps of about three hours over five afternoons.


Scuba Rangers

Course Schedule: Week-long Summer Sessions
or Weekday Afternoons during School Year
Class & Pool Cost: $325
Student Materials Cost: $45 (+tax)
Total Cost: $370
Duration: 15 hours

Pre-requisites: Recommended for ages 8-12, must be comfortable in the water

Academic Material Fee Includes:

  • Scuba Rangers logbook
  • Scuba Rangers activity workbook
  • Plastic certification card 

Required Documents:

Course Includes:

  • Use of all necessary scuba equipment
  • Expert instruction by an SSI-certified instructor
  • Graduation party

Course Curriculum Details:

Captain Kelp

Class 1 – Red Rangers review swimming skills and learn how to snorkel with a mask, a snorkel and fins. Red Rangers learn surface rescue skills like fin push and cramp removal. Red Rangers also learn to free dive from the surface.

Puffer Cartoon

Class 2 – White Rangers learn the reasons for each piece of dive equipment and begin equipment assembly. White Rangers use BCDs, regulators, fins, masks, and wetsuits all sized accurately to their smaller frames – a critical step toward comfortable diving. During the White Rangers class, Rangers wear their equipment on the ledge, learning how to breathe underwater.

Spinner Dolphin Cartoon

Class 3 – Blue Rangers learn specific open water skills like regulator retrieval skills, mask-clearing, air-sharing, and taking off and putting on their BCDs underwater. Blue Rangers are expected to demonstrate neutral buoyancy through fin pivot, “buddha position,” and threading the obstacle course.

Hammerhead Cartoon

Class 4 – Silver Rangers learn about marine life and ocean activities in the classroom. In the pool, Silver Rangers practice their skills to demonstrate to instructors, family members, and friends.

Sargent Major

Class 5 – DEMO Rangers show off their skills to parents, other family members, and friends who can watch underwater on scuba or snorkeling gear. In the Denver Divers’ pool, your child will show you what he or she has learned. DEMO Rangers even graduate underwater!

Make sure you stay for the party. This is a very fun graduation celebration!

Upcoming Course Dates

Scuba Scheduler

Course Schedule Options

Scuba Rangers Fall session:
October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2020 - 5:30-8 p.m. 

Scuba Rangers Events:
Rescue Rangers Night, Saturday, September 19, 5-7 p.m.
Underwater Game Night, Saturday October 17, 5-7 p.m.
Underwater Halloween Party, Saturday October 31, 5-7:30 p.m.

Scuba Rangers Spring Session:
February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11 - 5:30-8 p.m.

What's Next?

Kids in pool
Your graduated Scuba Ranger will have a number of opportunities to keep diving in confined spaces (in Colorado, this means the pool!)

Junior Open Water Diver

Kids age 10-14 can become certified as a Junior Open Water Diver, and once they turn 15, your budding scuba enthusiast will now be a full Open Water Diver!

Specialty Rangers

And both Scuba Rangers graduates and Junior Open Water graduates can join us for our "Specialty Rangers" activities. Ask a Denver Divers staff member about upcoming Scuba Rangers events!