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Who can SCORKL?Updated 2 years ago

All SCORKL users should be over the age of 15, fit to dive, and proficient at swimming. SCUBA certification is recommended. For more detail on who can SCORKL, read below.

The SCORKL is not suitable for use by children under the age of 10. Children under the age of 15 must be supervised by an adult that is trained in SCUBA. 

All SCORKL users must be fit to dive. Physical conditions that may not be bothersome, or even noticeable in everyday life may be dangerous underwater. For example, lung problems (such as asthma or a collapsed lung), ear issues (such as problems with ear equalisation), allergies, and certain diseases are all potentially dangerous underwater. It’s also unsafe to dive while taking certain medications. All users should consult with a diving doctor to determine whether they are fit to dive underwater.  

All users should be proficient swimmers. A proficient swimmer is a person who can float or tread water for 10 minutes in deep water, and swim continuously for 100 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards with masks, fins and snorkel).

Though not necessary, SCUBA diver training certification by a recognised international training agency (e.g. PADI, NAUI, SSI, etc.) is recommended for all SCORKL users. It is imperative that all SCORKLers have a basic knowledge of underwater safety, whether through certified training or through self-guided learning. 

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