29 November 2010
PADI Junior Open Water Diver
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.
PADI Certification: PADI Junior Open Water Diver
Classroom Sessions: 5 Classroom Sessions
Pool Sessions: 5 Pool Sessions
Open Water Dives: 4 Open Water Dives
Minimum Age: Minimum Age 10 years old
Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of a medical questionnaire.
Included: PADI Ultimate Crewpak and Kit Hire
What You Learn
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills - in the pool
- Open Water Dives to transfer your skills to open water and explore!
If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is... well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
The Scuba Gear You Use
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear and standard accessories.
The Learning Materials You Need
PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you have learned.