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

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Lahami Bay Beach Resort

Red Sea, Hamata

The Lahami Bay Beach Resort is surrounded by pristine natural, untouched surroundings, reflecting an Oriental Maritime and a Mediterranean style.

  • 5* resort with great house reef diving
  • Set in beautiful gardens
  • Excellent Restaurant/Bar/Spa/Pool
  • Perfect for those seeking quality
  • 220 rooms with terrace or sea view
  • HB or AI board basis

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

Marsa Nakari

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Marsa Nakari is a charming village featuring a sheltered bay just 40 km south of Marsa Alam city. A smaller, quieter and more remote alternative to Marsa Shagra but with all the benefits.

  • Close to Dolphin House Reef
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • Small & intimate atmosphere
  • Access to reefs by speedboat
  • Ssingles, couples & families
  • Individual and groups welcome

Solo Divers

Marsa Nakari

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Marsa Nakari is a charming village featuring a sheltered bay just 40 km south of Marsa Alam city. A smaller, quieter and more remote alternative to Marsa Shagra but with all the benefits.

  • Close to Dolphin House Reef
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • Small & intimate atmosphere
  • Access to reefs by speedboat
  • Ssingles, couples & families
  • Individual and groups welcome

Solo Divers

Marsa Nakari

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Marsa Nakari is a charming village featuring a sheltered bay just 40 km south of Marsa Alam city. A smaller, quieter and more remote alternative to Marsa Shagra but with all the benefits.

  • Close to Dolphin House Reef
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • Small & intimate atmosphere
  • Access to reefs by speedboat
  • Ssingles, couples & families
  • Individual and groups welcome

Solo Divers

Marsa Shagra

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The ultimate diving adventure! Enjoy the relaxed, laid back atmosphere of Marsa Shagra, a unique location the likes of which you will not find anywhere else in the world.

  • Close to Elphinstone Reef
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • Full board basis
  • Ideal for photographers
  • Natural location
  • Ideal for diving families

Solo Divers

Marsa Shagra

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The ultimate diving adventure! Enjoy the relaxed, laid back atmosphere of Marsa Shagra, a unique location the likes of which you will not find anywhere else in the world.

  • Close to Elphinstone Reef
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • Full board basis
  • Ideal for photographers
  • Natural location
  • Ideal for diving families

Solo Divers

Marsa Shagra

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The ultimate diving adventure! Enjoy the relaxed, laid back atmosphere of Marsa Shagra, a unique location the likes of which you will not find anywhere else in the world.

  • Close to Elphinstone Reef
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • Full board basis
  • Ideal for photographers
  • Natural location
  • Ideal for diving families

Solo Divers

Sangat Island Dive Resort

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

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

Solo Divers

Wadi Lahami

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Wadi Lahami is a secluded village in Egypt’s pristine "deep south". This destination is for the true explorer.

  • Wrecks, reefs, canyons & more
  • Dive & kite packages available
  • Personal atmosphere
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Fury Shoals diving from land
  • "Off the beaten track" location
  • Up to 60 guests