PADI Junior Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The course will require a lot of reading, knowledge and skills mastery. Before the classroom and pool time, the student must read the PADI Open Water course textbook. He or she must complete the knowledge reviews in each chapter. Once they start their classroom training, students will take a variety of quizzes, as well as a final exam that covers all the material in the textbook. Remember, this is the same book that you and I learned from.

The other big requirement to begin the course is that students must demonstrate that they can complete a 10-minute swim/float without any swim aids in water too deep to stand. Then they must complete a 200 meter/yard continuous surface-swim with no gear on or a 300 meter/yard surface swim using mask, fins and snorkel.

Students in the Open Water course must demonstrate much more than the ability to breathe underwater. They will demonstrate a variety of skills on land, including their pre-dive buddy checks, assembly and disassembly of their equipment, putting on and adjusting their equipment, and inflating and deflating their BCDs.

What the Course Entails

Course Duration: 4 Days

Course Pre-requisites

To enrol in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 10 years due to international internet laws.

Course Flow

Following the discover scuba diving and when your child reaches 10 years old you can get the PADI Junior Open Water Course booked.

With this course your child can only dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet.

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?

Enroll in Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – and your child can start learning right away. PADI Open Water Diver Online gives the background information needed to dive safely and allows studying at own pace through an interactive computer-based program. Get started now!

What is the next adventure?

PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver

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Medhufushi Island Resort is the perfect place for honeymooners and couples, a serene and authentic Maldivian resort offering a wonderful underwater experience full of colourful marine life.

  • Located on Meemu Attoll
  • Perfect for couples and divers
  • 112 beach and water villas
  • Full or half board options
  • Bar situated over lagoon
  • Excellent learn to dive resort

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Stella Maris Resort Club

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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

Solo Divers

Wadi Lahmy Azur Resort

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The Wadi Lahmy Azur Resort is situated directly north of the peninsula of Ras Banas, a prominent harbour located 185 km from Marsa Alam airport. This ancient city dates back two thousand years.

  • 155 rooms with balcony or terrace
  • All inclusive board basis
  • Pool/Pool Bar/Internet/Kids Club
  • House reef diving
  • Fresh meat bbq & homemade pizza
  • Orca divers on-site

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Sangat Island Dive Resort

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Sangat Island Dive Resort is one of the Philippines best kept secrets with an abundance of colourful fish life and eleven WWII wrecks close by, it is a heaven on earth for every scuba diving enthusias

  • Close to 11 WWII wrecks
  • Tropical island resort
  • 300 metre private beach
  • 300 metre private beach
  • Hot springs close by
  • Secluded location

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Blue Star Dive Resort

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The Blue Star Dive Resort is the ideal base where you can dive, explore, relax and have the most remarkable experience in the Philippines with year round warm crystal clear waters and natural reefs.

  • Located on Bohol Island
  • Beautiful & unspoilt setting
  • Romantic getaway
  • Fantastic dive place
  • Away from crowded beaches
  • PADI dive centre onsite