Junior Open Water Diver
Allow your children to get a diving certification and enter the world of diving with the Junior Open Water Diver course.
For our young Ocean lovers, who don’t want to wait to join into underwater adventures, we offer the course of Junior Open Water Diver. The minimum age is 10 years old. Once certified, 10 and 11 year olds must dive with a parent, guardian or professional and are limited to 12m. 12-14 year olds will dive with an adult certified scuba diver and can go to a maximum depth of 18m.
Requirements: Ages between 12-14
Duration: 3-4 days including theory
Dives: 5 confined water dives plus 4 open water dives. Total 9 Dives
The Junior Open Water Diver course takes 3 to 4 days and allows you to practice skills in shallow water before doing your final 4 open water dives and really getting to grips with the underwater world. You can use the Open Water Diver qualification anywhere in the world and be sure you have the knowledge to dive safely and happily with your dive buddy when diving in similar conditions to those you trained in. There is a small amount of time needed for classroom work and there are some options on the Open Water Diver course to ensure it fits in with your holiday.
“Well what can I say, this was our 7th time to Dahab and we always dive with Poseidon because we have always had such a fabulous time. From the start everything was so easy and professional; just popped an email to them with the date we would arrive, we received a warm and friendly welcome from Rose. All necessary paperwork was completed and then the next days plan was agreed; due to the windy weather the dive guide would always ensure that the diving conditions were suitable for our level of ability, if not an alternative site would be chosen. We would be briefed about what we might hope to see during our dive while having bedouin tea. Hamada is such a wonderful guide, he is very knowledgeable about the local dive sites and has a great eye for seahorses. Hamada's has such a positive personality, always empowering the diver to achieve new skills and improve their confidence. See you all again later in the year.
Ali Baalham, March 2018
We meet at the dive centre at 9am. We'll go through some paperwork and a medical form before showing you around the dive centre and introducing your dive instructor. You'll start with a chat and then a video so you can see what is to come. You'll be shown how to set up equipment and go for your first dive in very shallow water. You do get a lunch break - diving can make you hungry. You may do a quiz. You will be finished by 4pm. You'll have some homework of reading the manual, ready for the next day.
The course is flexible to allow the scuba instructor to proceed as he sees best. You still cover all the material to complete the course. You will do more confined water dives, maybe an open water dive and a quiz or two. You'll review what you read for homework and maybe watch another video. If you didn't do a swim test on the first day you may do it on day 2.
You'll continue with any confined dives that need to be done and more open water dives. There'll be more bookwork and quizzes to review and maybe another video.
Day 4 may be your last day or you may need a little longer. It depends on how you take to it and if you are used to the sea. We go at a pace to suit you and ensure you are comfortable and ready to move on. You may have one of the last confined water dives to do or maybe only open water dives. By having an instructor talk about the material, seeing it in a video and reading it in a book, you should have absorbed the theory. There is a final exam of multiple choice questions.
By the end of the course you will be qualified to scuba dive to 18m with a buddy, in conditions similar to those you learnt in. You may need further training if diving in different conditions. The next step is to do the Advanced Open Water Diver course.
Those under 15 years of age that are doing the course earn a Junior Open Water Diver rating. The minimum age is 10 years old. Once certified, 10 and 11 year olds must dive with a parent, guardian or diving professional and are limited to 12m. 12-14 year olds must dive with an adult certified scuba diver and can go to a maximum depth of 18m.
8 year olds and upwards may take a Bubblemaker course. This is a chance to play around in a pool with the scuba equipment.
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If you're ready to book your course or still have further questions, send us what you have in mind and we'll be happy to respond to your request.
Blue Beach Club,
El Melal Street, Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt