PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.

After your open water dives, you will have more experience and should feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you understand the underwater environment and what pleasure it brings.

That’s what the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

What the Course Entails

Junior Open Water Divers ages 10 to 11 years must complete three adventure dives to become a Junior Adventure Diver. They must dive with a PADI Professional or certified parent/guardian. Dives must not exceed 12 metres/ 40 feet.

Junior Open Water Divers ages 12 to 14 years may complete three Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Adventure Diver rating or five Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Advanced Open Water rating and must dive with a certified adult.

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Pre-requisites

You will need to meet the below requirements before you can sign up for the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Course.

Course Flow

This PADI adventure follows from your PADI Junior Open Water Course and allows you to a maximum depth of 12 metres.

At 15 years old, juniors can upgrade to the PADI Open Water Diver status by applying for a new certification card and dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters.

How Can I Get Started?

Sign up for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

What is the next adventure?

If you are between 10 and 14 there is the option for you to complete the PADI Junior Rescue Diver.

Holidays featuring this Course

Solo Divers

Stella Maris Resort Club

Bahamas, Bahamas Diving

Stella Maris Resort is a family owned resort renowned for outstanding, personalised service, exceptional island hospitality and amazing shark diving!

  • Beachfront location on Long Island
  • Beach bungalows
  • All inclusive diving package
  • Pool, bar & restaurant
  • Dive centre on-site
  • Chilled Bahamian experience