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

Holidays featuring this Course

Solo Divers

Marina Lodge At Port Ghalib

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib hotel is a beautifully decorated new resort offering comfort and a first class service to all guests.

  • Divers resort by the Marina
  • 203 rooms and suites
  • Half board basis
  • A favourite with our customers
  • Suitable for all types of divers
  • Emperor Divers next door

Solo Divers

Palau Pacific Resort

Micronesia, Palau

The Palau Pacific Resort is located on a pristine white sand private beach on the island of Koror just 30 minutes drive from Palau international airport.

  • Beautiful private sandy beach
  • 128 guest rooms and 32 suites
  • Dive centre on-site
  • Great for all types of diver
  • Pool/Jacuzzi/Spa/Gym/Internet/Bar
  • BB and HB board available

Solo Divers

Filitheyo Island Resort

Maldives, Southern Region

Filitheyo Island Resort is modern and stylish and includes an amazing house reef that drops 90 metres into the blue, offering unparalleled encounters with pelagic right on the reef edge.

  • Located on Faafu Atoll
  • House reef diving with pelagic fish
  • 125 rooms and villas
  • Daily diving with Werner Lau
  • Spacious and modern resort
  • Relaxing spa

Solo Divers

Medhufushi Island Resort

Maldives, Southern Region

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

Solo Divers

Oasis Dive Resort

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Oasis is a small, clean and cheerful hotel for divers and those seeking peace and quiet located directly on the beach north of Marsa Alam.

  • Divers resort with a boutique feel
  • Calm relaxed atmosphere
  • Half Board basis only (good food)
  • 49 Chalets built in traditional style
  • Most suitable for a quiet holiday
  • Highly recommended resort

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

Solo Divers

Kuredu Island Resort

Maldives, Northern Region

The Kuredu Island Resort is a large, lively, fun and cosmopolitan resort located in Lhaviyani Atoll offering excitement in all areas with the beautiful blue sea rich in abundant exotic marine life.

  • Located on Lhaviyani Atoll
  • 383 bungalows and villas
  • Vibrant cosmopolitan resort
  • Choice of 7 restaurants
  • Pro Divers on-site
  • Reef sharks, turtles & mantas

Solo Divers

Wadi Lahmy Azur Resort

Red Sea, Hamata

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