Parties are getting more and more sophisticated. Back in our days it was kids coming over and eating cake and sweets while watching a video and playing. These days parents are pulling out all the stops to make a child's birthday party a memorable one and with two kids, a boy and a girl, we've been to everything. Movies, ice skating, trampoline park, pool parties, supertube, survival parties and more. But Drama Princess had a first the other day. A scuba diving party hosted at ProDive here in Port Elizabeth.
The kids had a swim in the dive pool while waiting for everybody to arrive before the full safety briefing by one of ProDive's qualified dive masters.
They were then given their diving gear...
... with the dive master kitting them each out individually to make sure everything is in order.
Then it was time to get in the water and the fun to start.
Miggie showing off her scuba look.
Some of the kids "got it" immediately...
... while Miggie's mind told her she has to come up every time she wanted to breathe in. The dive master brought her back to the shallow side and spent a few moments with her to put her mind at ease and to help her get used to breathing underwater.
Then there was no stopping her.
I wondered beforehand if Miggie would enjoy a scuba party and if she would even go under water. Any uncertainty was cleared up very quickly and the kids at the party absolutely loved it and would have spent all day in there if they could. I did my diving qualification many years ago and haven't dived for a while, but I remember the feeling and I can imagine while the kids loved it. It's really something different and if you're looking for something out of the ordinary for your child's next party, then you should really consider doing this.