Scuba Diving Gear for Kids: What to Buy

Shopping for your child's first set of scuba diving gear? We've got some suggestions for you.

Cressi Marea Jr. and Mini Dry Malpelo Combo

Cressi Marea Jr. and Mini Dry Malpelo Combo
Cressi Marea Jr. and Mini Dry Malpelo ComboCressi

The Marea Jr. Mask has an excellent inner seal that keeps young divers comfortable in the water. The kid-size Dry Malpelo snorkel has an antisplash guard that seals the tube, almost totally preventing the entrance of water when the snorkel is submerged.

Cressi Start Pro

Cressi Start Pro
Cressi Start ProCressi

Parents will appreciate the durable construction of the Start Pro BC. It's equipped with two large cargo pockets, and has a rigid padded backpack and carry handle.

Cressi Clio Fin

Cressi Clio Fin
Cressi Clio FinCressi

The ultrasoft foot pocket on Cressi's Clio makes it a good choice for juniordivers; plus, its flexible, ribbed blade makes it easy for young legs to kick without any calf or ankle strain.

Aqua Lung Mikron

Aqua Lung Mikron
Aqua Lung MikronAqua Lung

This lightweight reg is made for traveling or for smaller divers. The black/pink version features a Comfo-Bite mouthpiece for smaller mouths.