If your child is 10 years old or older and has shown an interest in diving, he is ready to get his first diving certification to become an open water diver. PADI Junior The PADI Junior Open Water Diver course is a globally recognized Junior Diver certification. Children may dive in open water only with a PADI Professional or an authorized parent or guardian to a maximum depth of 40 feet / 12 meters. The certificate is automatically upgraded on the 15th birthday which can then be applied to PADI for an Adult Credit Card. As this course takes the same course as adults, has the same knowledge and skill requirements and the same book, it is critical that you really think about your child’s readiness for this course.
- Be at least 10 years old and less than 15 years old.
- Be comfort in water with acceptable swimming skills.
- Medically fit to dive, for safety, all PADI Open Water Diver course participants must complete a brief medical prior to commencing the dive. If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of them apply to you, as a safety precaution, a physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive, dated within the last 12 months.