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PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course


The PADI Junior Open Water Certification Course is the children’s version of the adult Open Water Diver in Pattaya, Thailand.

Even though the course core requirements are exactly the same, the Junior Open Water Diver restrictions apply to maximum depth limitations and qualification levels of their diving buddies after the course.

A typical example is that the Junior Open Water Diver depth limits for a ten or eleven year old is 12 meters, although the maximum depth increases when the child reaches thirteen years.

Young dive students must meet the same minimum standards in the academics and dive theory sections, the shallow scuba skills training sections, and they must also complete four scuba training dives in an open sea environment.

For this reason, many of the PADI training standards have been adapted for children to comprehend during the course, such as, more pictures and non technical text in the training manual.

The final exam is also exactly the same as the adult version and the child must score at least 75% to avoid a retest.

PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course Cost - 16,500 THB

✔ Direct and personalised supervision from your private scuba instructor

✔ Free rental of modern equipment and instruction how to use the gear

✔ Five classroom sessions of scuba knowledge reviews and a written exam

✔ Five training sessions of pool skills and swimming tests

✔ Ocean training dives number 1 and 2 to a maximum depth of 12 meters

✔ Ocean training dives number 3 and 4 to a maximum depth of 18 meters (12m for 10/11 yrs)

✔ Pattaya hotel transfers, hot buffet food, soft drinks, and afternoon snacks on the boat

✔ The PADI Junior Open Water Diver Certification Card and student training manual

Contact Us today to reserve your PADI Junior Open Water course with the Private Scuba Team in Pattaya, Thailand.

Open Water Diver Requirements and Outline

There are few restrictions to join a class but you should be in good health, reasonably fit, comfortable in the water, and 10 years or older.

Students learn the basics through knowledge development classroom sessions, mastering scuba safety skills in a shallow area, and then repeating them at depth prior to qualification.

Open Water Course Schedule

It is possible to complete the itinerary of written theory tests and exit exam, swimming pool skills, and four ocean dives in three days. The theory consists of learning information from the participant manual, video, or multimedia DVD, five short multiple-choice quizzes and a final exam.

There are five corresponding pool or confined water skill sessions, and the course is completed by making four open water dives to a maximum of eighteen meters. Therefore, most students take four days to complete the course at a more relaxed pace.

There is a quick review test for students who complete the PADI referral program.

Open Water Diver Equipment and Materials

The basic PADI Manual and RDP Table (recreational dive planner) which are required for the course are included in the price. However, an additional student material such as the PADI Ultimate Crew Pack, Manual eBook, and accessory gear is available from the dive school in Pattaya Beach.

The equipment that is required for the scuba course is also included in the price. Normally, this would include a mask, wet suit, buoyancy control device (BCD), regulators, tank, weights, and fins.

Accessories that you may wish to purchase during your classes could be a computer, watch, compass, camera, diver's knife, gloves, scuba T-shirt, and a logbook, which are all available from the shop. Your instructor covers the following topics.

The underwater world will keep you coming back for more thrills and exhilaration every chance you get!

Kids rarely ask How, When or Why….

PADI Scuba Courses for Kids in Pattaya, ThailandDuring the kid’s scuba courses, very often one of the most noticeable attributes of junior divers is their lack of fear. Kids in water tend to be much braver than adults, which is why extra supervision and anticipation must be shown by the scuba instructor.

Children who are comfortable and having fun generally learn very quickly using natural instincts and show complete trust in the scuba instructor. They rarely ask - why - and they are usually willing to learn new skills and diving techniques without a hint of justification.

Children mimic adults from a very early age and maybe this is why a child's learning curve is steep and rarely hindered.

Families can enjoy the excitement and exploration of scuba and it is common for two or three family generations to be involved in the sport of diving. Family diving holidays - e.g. Pattaya, Thailand - provide a great opportunity for parents and their kids to explore nature below the waves.

There is a dive school in almost any of the top holiday resorts offering scuba lessons, snorkeling trips and other fun water-based sports.

Recently, the PADI online scuba training has become available to ten year-olds and most kids will be very computer savvy, opening up a whole new trend for the future of children who want to learn to scuba dive.

The opportunity for a ten year old child to gain a scuba certification at such an early age is surely an achievement that most kids can only dream of. However, the truth is that somewhere in the world - it happens every day!