PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognised scuba course.


To enrol in a PADI Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required. Red Duck’s Instructors are friendly, professional and cannot wait to share their love of the amazing underwater world with you.

Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.


What’s Included? The course fee includes everything you need to become a

certified PADI Open Water Diver:  all course materials, kit hire, instruction and certification fee.


Red Duck will provide all the scuba equipment you’ll be using including a mask, snorkel, fins,

regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges and a tank. When you are diving in the sea, an

8mm semi-dry suit will be provided to maximise your enjoyment and comfort. 

What Will I Learn? The Open Water Course consists of three main phases:


  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand the

     basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

What's the difference between

the PADI Open Water Diver course and the Junior Open Water course?


The 'Adult' course and the 'Junior' course have the same requirements, as certification for juniors, as for adults, is based on mastery learning. The differences are in the depth limitations and supervision required when diving.


Divers who are under 15yrs may earn a Junior Diver certification.

Certifications will automatically upgrade to the adult qualification when a diver reaches 15yrs.


Age — 10 and 11 Year Olds

Depth:                           Maximum 12 metres.

After certification:           Must dive with a parent/guardian or PADI Professional.


Age — 12 to 14 Year Olds

Depth:                           Maximum 18 metres. (Increases to 21 metres with the Advanced Open Water Diver certification).

After certification:           Must dive with an adult certified diver.


Age — 15 to 18 Year Olds

Depth:                           Maximum 18 metres.

Parent/guardian must sign consent forms.


All Junior Diver certification cards state the restrictions based on age so it's easy to remember.




You will need to bring your swimming costume/shorts, a towel and warm clothes for after.

Red Duck will provide you with a hot drink and a snack post sea dive.


You will receive a Crewpack containing the PADI Open Water Diver manual, the PADI Open Water Diver DVD, PADI Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) and Instructions, PADI Divers Logbook & Training Record, Student Record File and PADI Crewpack Bag. 

Upon successful completion of your PADI Open Water Diver course, you will receive your certification card – internationally recognised and allows you to dive worldwide to 18m.

How Do I Book? Book your adventure today by calling Red Duck Diving on

07927 400 723 or email us and we will send you your PADI Open Water Diver crewpack. Your

Red Duck PADI Instructor will schedule a time to check your progress and make sure you

understand the important scuba diving information before booking your first practical session.


Either: Get started by registering for Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option. The

web-based system gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you

to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. 


Or: There are other home-study materials you can choose from including the Open Water Diver

TouchTM (a tablet app) and the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video.

Enroll with Red Duck and get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your Red Duck PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions, confined water and open water dives.


You need complete a medical statement form and PADI liability release form. Red Duck will send these electronically to you when you enrol upon your course. If you answer yes on the medical statement, you will need to see a doctor to ensure you are fit to dive.



What’s Next? Now that you have earnt you're PADI Open Water

Diver certification, meet other divers, make new friends and dive! Just

because you have completed your course, doesn't mean you should be a

stranger. We are always in the water so you can join us any time you want.

With all the skills under your belt, you can dive for pleasure and start

exploring different dive sites. And of course you can continue your

adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. This will

increase your depth limit from 18m to 30m so you can explore and go



Sign up within a month of certification to receive a discount on your PADI

Advanced Open Water Diver course when you complete the PADI Open

Water Diver course with Red Duck Diving.