Children who are 10 years old can do the PADI Junior Open Water Diver course.
Before the course starts their parents have to fill out and sign a medical statement, stating the child is fit to dive.
Maximum depth for this course is 12 meters for children 10 and 11 years old, 18 meters for children 12 years old.
10 and 11 years old certified Junior Open Water divers can dive with a dive-professional or a certified parent, 12 years old Junior Open Water divers can dive with a certified adult.
Children who do the Junior Open Water course have the same course requirements as adults doing Open Water Diver course. They have to be able to do the same underwater skills and do the same theoretical exam as adults. We know some exam questions are difficult to understand even for adults. That’s why we guide the children doing their exam. We ask the same questions in different words.
Mind you, they have to do the exam themselves, answer the questions themselves. All we do is make the questions more understandable without giving the answers for them.
We try to do all course dives on a different dive-sites with junior students as well, when weather conditions allow us too. Of course we always keep safety in mind, but we also make sure that on every dive-site we go the kids can see nice things at their maximum allowed depth.
Included in price:
- Open Water Course book
- RDP (diveplanner)
- Use of dive-gear
Price of Junior Open Water Course: 800 Naf/ 458 USD, including taxes
After this course kids who are 10 or 11 years old can become Junior Adventure Diver. They have to do 3 Adventure dives for this.
12 year olds can do the Junior Advanced Open Water course. Just like in the adult course the deep dive and navigation dive are mandatory. Besides those they can choose 3 other Adventure dives.
Maximum depth for Junior Advanced Open Water divers of 12 to 14 years old is 21 meters, when they turn 15 it’s 30 meters.