Step 1. Qualify by age.
You must be at least 10 years old to begin scuba diver training although those younger than 10 may be able to participate in restricted, bubble maker birthday parties and pool only training programs sponsored by certain training agencies it is best if you are at least 10 years old to understand the science required to be a scuba diver.
Step 2. See if you’re fit for diving. Scuba diving is an active sport that requires a reasonable level of good health and physical fitness. Potential divers can help determine if they are fit for training and participation in the sport by reviewing a simple questionnaire that can be downloaded from the World Recreational Scuba Training Council or International Diving Safety Standards Commission
Scuba diving is an active sport that requires a reasonable level of good health and physical fitness. You do not have to have a supermodel body but you will be carrying a pack with about 60lbs on your back and you need to be able to lift and walk and swim with this while maintaining comfort and skill building. Some health considerations may be contraindicative to diving all together. Things like heart conditions, high blood pressure, asthma, back injuries and diabetes may not stop you from diving but your doctor may need to determine if it is safe for you. There will be a medical waiver that must be signed by a doctor if you have an illness that is considered contraindication to diving.