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Children PADI Scuba Diver

Take the kids for an adventure of a life time!

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Children PADI Scuba Diver

Children PADI Scuba Diver It can be surprisingly costly or challenging to prepare to teach the kids to scuba dive, but not in Aqaba! Aqaba is the perfect place for kids to complete their PADI Junior Open Water course because of the low costs, the relaxed pace, the gorgeous shore diving for Mom and Dad, the excellent lodging choices, and the genuinely family-friendly culture.

Learn to dive, from 10 yrs old

Diving for kids. beginner level

Course content

For the most part, learning to dive is exactly the same for a 10-year-old as an adult. Children will learn scuba diving theory, practice underwater skills in confined water and do Open Water dives.

Theory

The theory includes things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best equipment and what to consider when planning dives. There is a manual to read, a video to watch (which also demonstrates underwater skills), short quizzes and a final exam. Junior Divers benefit a lot from the eLearning and Touch versions of the manual which integrate reading, video and interactive quizzes – worth the upgrade but they’ll probably need your device with them in Dahab.

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Theory

The theory includes things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best equipment and what to consider when planning dives. There is a manual to read, a video to watch (which also demonstrates underwater skills), short quizzes and a final exam. Junior Divers benefit a lot from the eLearning and Touch versions of the manual which integrate reading, video and interactive quizzes – worth the upgrade but they’ll probably need your device with them in Dahab.

Open Water dives

This is where you have fun putting it all together, diving and exploring the coral reef.  There are 4 Open Water dives, by the end of which kids will feel comfortable, safe and in control of their scuba diving. This is the most fun part of the course because they have fun enjoying beautiful diving in the Red Sea.

Differences between Junior Open Water Divers

Over the years, we’ve trained many Junior Open Water Divers (including our own children), and there  are some small differences to keep in mind:

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Reading and theory – get started before you arrive

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The PADI Open Water Diver manual is written for an average reading level of 12 years, with lots of pictures and diagrams, but 200 pages is a lot for any under 15 years old! Plus there are unavoidable technical terms in scuba diving. The great news is that PADI’s excellent digital learning tools are now available for junior divers 10+ yrs. We’ll send you a pdf download code in advance, or you can upgrade to the eLearning or Touch versions of the manual which integrate video, voice and text with interactive quizzes (personally, we love this option!).

Junior Diver equipment

It needs to be small! No worries, we have XS and XXS equipment for even the tiniest divers. We also have smaller 10-litre tanks, which aren’t as heavy or cumbersome, and we’ll teach them how to kit up in water to lighten the load.

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Cold and when to come

Junior divers (any smaller person) get cold more quickly in the water. If you’re coming in summer or autumn, no problem. If you’re coming winter or spring (December-March, water temperature 21-23c) we might advise you to buy a hood or vest for your child – inexpensive and available in our store.

Junior Divers have slightly shallower depth limits (12m for 10-11 yr olds) and must dive with a fully-certified adult. From 12 yrs, they can dive to the full 18m. At 15 years, Junior Open Water divers automatically become Open Water. No extra course or card is required. Or do the Advanced course and get a new certification :)!

Permission

Any under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian sign PADI paperwork allowing them to dive.  If your child is arriving with a school group, friend or relative, we can email these in advance.

and finally, Junior Divers learn fast – don’t be surprised when they master skills faster than you!

Pre-requisites

PADI Junior Open Water Diver is for children 10-14 years old. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water.

Get started now with PADI eLearning

PADI eLearning or Touch App is excellent for junior divers. It integrates reading with video and interactive quizzes, which makes dive theory a lot more visual and fun! It costs a bit more, but it gets a lot of the ‘homework’ out of the way before your holiday

Book your Dive Course

Coral Garden Diving Center Opening Times:

Monday - Sunday: 9 AM - 7 PM

On request, we are open earlier/later for sunrise, sunset & night dives.

Book your dive Course via Email/WhatsApp

Email: info@dive-inaqaba.com
Website: dive-inaqaba.com

For quick booking and information contact us on WhatsApp

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