PADI Junior Open Water Diver

The PADI Junior Open Water Diver course…

…is exactly the same as the adult version except for a couple of points.  The first is that until the diver reaches the age of 15, they are restricted in depth for physiological reasons and secondly, they must dive only with their parent/guardian or a PADI Professional.  Most junior divers, but by no means all, complete their course together with other members of their family.  That way if one of you is struggling a bit with the academic portion, the kids can give you a hand.  You think I’m joking don’t you!? They complete the same skills in the pool and cover exactly the same lessons in the classroom and then go on to enjoy exactly the same diving.  That way you get to enjoy both your PADI Open Water Course along with your diving, as a family.  Once the diver reaches 15, both the depth and the dive buddy restrictions are removed and he or she can upgrade to the full PADI Open Water Diver status.