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| Junior Open Water Diver

During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you’ll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Most people find it a rewarding challenge.

The PADI Open Water Diver course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practice scuba skills in a pool or water with pool-like conditions. You’ll enjoy making one or more minidives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives. To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during four Open Water Dives at a local dive site.

Earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification shows that you met the course requirements. Dive centers and resorts require proof of certification before they will rent scuba equipment, fill scuba cylinders or book dive excursions. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you’ll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet, and are qualified to dive in conditions as good as, or better than, those in which you trained. It’s just the beginning of a lifetime filled with dive adventures.

Age:

The minimum age is 10 years old (in most areas). Student divers who are younger than 15 earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification upon reaching 15.

eLearning:

Children under the age of 13 require parent or guardian permission to register for PADI eLearning.

Open Water Diving:

A PADI Junior Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

A PADI Junior Open Water Diver between the ages of 12 to 14-year-old is qualified to dive to 60ft/12M only when accompanied by a certified diver of legal age.

At 15 years old, you can upgrade your certification card so that you no longer have age-related restrictions while scuba diving.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

The Junior Open Water course structure is essentially the same as for the adult course

At DiveStyle we are a Project AWARE Centre we take ever step we can to protect the environment, so we are proud to be offering eLearning with this course.

So you can Start your scuba training digitally whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. PADI eLearning is the easiest way to fit scuba lessons into your busy schedule. Work at your own pace, online or offline, using your computer or mobile device. Schedule in-water training whenever you’re read.

Once you have signed up for your course and your application has been processed by us, you will receive an email direct form PADI with your login details

The fit and comfort of your personal equipment are key to having an enjoyable diving experience. As a minimum, we would recommend your own mask, snorkel.

Our friendly staff will help you select gear that’s right for you when you’re ready to buy.

We will provide all your core scuba diving equipment during your course including:

  • Buoyancy Device
  • Regulator
  • Scuba Cylinder
  • Integrated Weight System & Weights (As needed)
  • Scuba Diving Computer
  • Scuba Diving Fins
  • Drysuit & Undersuit

During your course, we will include FREE rental of all of the above core dive gear items only. You will be required to collect your core dive gear prior to the open water training dives from DiveStyle

Age Requirement
10 years or older

Course Prerequisites
Able to swim; medically fit for diving

Time Commitment
Approximately 8-15 hours

You enrol onto the course by making your purchase online through our website. You will then receive an email asking for some more details to get you registered with our online booking system and with PADI.

If you already know which of our upcoming course dates suits you best, please add this to the comment section when making your purchase online, or simply give us a call to discuss this further.

FAQs

Why Should Children Learn To Dive?

Diving will increase their awareness of the ecosystem and how to help the natural world. As well as spending time with you diving will teach kids responsibility and real-world applications of physics, biology and maths.