Parents' Guide to

Dive Club

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun, flirty mystery lacks depth -- and parents.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 16+

Was not aware sexy girl + girl scene was PG rating

Interesting show but contains overly sexual content for its PG rating. Girl + girl sexy kissing scene. Not appropriate for my elementary school daughter. Thanks Netflix.

This title has:

Too much sex
5 people found this helpful.
age 15+

I do not recommend

I am very disappointed with PG rating of this TV show. Who rated this PG at all? It would be appropriate for teens 16+ . Lots of passionate kissing (including same sex), touching etc. just like in adult movies but without actual sex scenes. Shame on you Netflix!

This title has:

Too much sex
5 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (8 ):

With the promise of a mystery, beach parties, and some serious flirting, this series could be a hit with the tween crowd. The boys in the show are ready-made for the Dive Club girls, with a stereotype to match each personality. You've got the boy fresh out of juvie with a do-gooder streak; a sensitive literary working-class kid; the snotty upper-class guy who swoops in to snag his favorite girl. The girls do fall for some of these distractions, but they're pretty tight-knit, and they do focus on their friend's disappearance.

The plot could have been more complex, and the characters could have more distinguishing features. And where are all of the parents? They're either dead, or off in Switzerland, or they're single parents busy with their careers. The two grandparents in the show are full of wise understanding and twinkly smiles. Tweens will probably get hooked on this soapy mystery. Adults may be left craving more. It's fun in the sun that could benefit from a little more depth.

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