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PADI Junior Open Water Diver
Diving for children and teenagers

Your PADI Open Water course is the first step into the wondrous and fascinating world that is scuba diving. Most people who have scuba dived don’t just like it, they love it…

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The PADI Junior Open Water Diver (JOWD) Course teaches you all the skills you need to dive safely and independently. This fun-filled course for beginner divers includes classroom theory, pool dives and at least 4 Open Water dives.

PADI has certified over 20 million people which means you will be in safe hands to begin your new life adventure. Start your scuba certification online.

The PADI Junior Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development which can be done online, at home or in a classroom. This will give you an understanding of basic principles and safety aspects of scuba diving

You will learn 24 new skills in Confined Water, usually in a swimming pool that will assist you before you enter the open water.

And 4 Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore the wonderful under sea world!

RATES per pax in THB:

1 student 2 – 4 students
Pool + 4 dives from boat at Racha Yai 12 000 11 500
Pool + 5 dives from boat at Racha Yai and Racha Noi or Phi-Phi * 13 000 12 500
Pool + 5 dives from boat at Racha Yai and Racha Noi and Phi-Phi * 14 000 13 500

* National Park Fee 600 thb – pay on boat.

Included in cost:

  • Transfer from the hotel and back (Kata, Karon and Patong areas), to other areas on request for an additional fee
  • Breakfast, lunch, fruit, snacks, drinks on boat
  • Equipment set (mask, fins, regulator, short wetsuit 3 mm, BCD)
  • Weights, belts, air cylinders 12 l

Additionally paid:

  • PADI certificate and manual: 2 700 ฿
  • Phi-Phi National Park Fee: 600 ฿ per diver and 400 ฿ per diver
  • Additional day of classes: in the pool / from the beach – 3 000 ฿, from the boat – 4,500 ฿

The PADI Junior Open Water Diver course can be completed in 3 days and at completion results in a certification to dive to 12 meter when you 10-11 years old. When you are 12 year you can dive to a depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world.

We give you many options in how you would like to complete your PADI course. After all, it is your vacation and we like to give you some flexibility.

The course consists of dive theory, confined water training and 4 exciting dives on a boat in the open water.

We strongly suggest that you do some of your reading and knowledge reviews before you arrive in Phuket which will cut down the time that you need to spend reading a textbook. Click here to get a PADI eLearning. Also it is a great way to pass the time on the plane ride to Thailand.

What would give you more time for holiday.


On your first day of the course you will start in the morning and your dive instructor will do a theory review with you. Finally, you will get acquainted with the equipment with the instructor and then off the the fun part of the course. At this point you will do your confined water training with one of our instructors in confined water. You can complete all of your confined water training in one day.

In your confined water dives you will learn all you need to know in how to use scuba equipment. Also you will learn how to handle yourself under water as well as being prepared for any situation in the open water. We prefer to take a little more time with you in confined water.  This way you will be 100% comfortable when you go diving in the open water. Not only will you learn a lot, you will a have a lot of fun swimming around under water.

Open Water dives

The final two days of the course consist of your open water boat dives. This is the reason you doing the course for anyway, right? The open water portion of the course consists of 4 open water dives over two days. You will perform various dive skills both under water and at the surface, to make sure that you are a competent and safe diver. We split the skills over 4 dives so that you only are doing a few skills each dive. Of course you will spend the majority of your time diving with your instructor and exploring the underwater world.

Your first open water day will start with us picking you up at your hotel approximately 7-8 am. We will take you to Chalong pier where you will meet up with your instructor and set up your equipment on the boat. The boat ride will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to Racha Yai island. Upon arrival there you will do your first dive in one of the shallow bays. In-between dives you will enjoy some lunch and rest up for your second dive. After your second dive the boat will return to and usually returns around 3:30 pm. Transfer will take you to hotel back.

Your second day of open water training will start again with a pickup at 7-8. Depending on the dive site that we go to for your 3rd and 4th dive the boat ride will be anywhere form 1 hour 30 minutes – 3 hours. You will do your two completion or “graduation dives” with lunch in between again and will return between 3:30 –  6:30 pm.


Now it’s time to party! You are now a PADI Junior Open Water Diver and are permitted to dive to depths up to 12 (or 18) meters. Also you are able to rent diving equipment and tanks all over the world.

Did you love your experience and would like to continue your diving adventure?

Continue to explore the underwater world and become a PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver (over 2 days)

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