Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
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Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

PADI Junior Open Water Diver

The PADI Junior Open Water course is in effect the children's version of the full Open Water course. It is not a "watered down" course in any way as the child still needs to complete the same theory, classroom and pool exercises as an adult would. Where the course is different, is the approach of the Dive centre who is teaching the course, and their skills and attitudes towards young children.

As you can see from the About us page the instructors at Sussex Scuba have extensive experience of coaching children, having coached childrens sport for many years.

What is our approach to young Children?
As all children are very different in terms of their confidence and abilities we make sure that we put a programme together that reflects the child's own skill and confidence. We would normally put together a programme of several afternoons (after School) or early evenings and this would take place at your own house so that your child is in a familiar and comfortable environment This would be spread over a number of weeks so as not to put too much pressure on the child. Once the child has worked through the theory they would then join in with a pool session with other people. The group would be kept smaller that usual and we tend to put additional staff in the pool to support the child. Once again this is all based on the needs of a particular child

 

 

Why PADI Junior Open Water?
As a certified PADI Junior Open Water Diver, the most widely recognised and respected rating in the world; you are able to dive either with a parent or certified PADI Professional (die Divemaster or Instructor) However the nature of the diving partner and the actual depth is controlled by a chides age. as follows

Age Restrictions
Essentially the Junior open Water course is the same as the adult course. There are a few differences relating to the depths the child can dive to as follows:

10-11 year olds must dive with a certified adult diver or an instructor and to a maximum depth of 12m

12-13 year olds can dive to 18m with a certified adult.

Once the child reaches the age of 14 they can be upgraded to the Full Open Water Course, when the depths and restrictions are the same as an adult

What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification. You must be 10 years old to begin the PADI Junior Open Water Diver programme.

What does the course involve?
The course is very flexible and can be spread over as long or as short a period as you like. The theory part involves the child reading through the manual a chapter at a time. after working through the knowledge reviews we then watch a DVD that explains the chapter in more detail. It also shows the child what he/she will learn in the pool. We then work through any issues the child may have. The session finishes off with a mini test of 10 question. Once again depending on the age or ability of the child we may do one or two chapters per session. Once we have completed the knowledge reviews the next step is to go to the pool and start the fun part - diving !! In the pool we learn and practice the basic skills required before we can go diving. All groups are kept small, usually a maximum of 4 people, ensuring personal attention at all times. (See profiles of our instructors to get a feel of how we will look after you). If you are still unsure of any aspects of the course then our instructors are available to assist during the week if you need it.

The second week end will involve a trip to the lake on Saturday and Sunday where we can practice the skills you have learned and have an enjoyable dive at the same time !

Class Sizes
It is also very important to stress at this point that not only are our groups kept small, usually no more than 4 in a group, but that we use half of a very large 33m long pool. This is very important to know, as learning to dive involves much more than simply kneeling on the bottom of a small pool in a large group and doing a few exercises. It is vital that you have time and room to swim around and practice the most important skill in diving - good buoyancy control. You can't do that in a small or crowded pool.

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Course Details
Description: As above.
Objectives:  
Age restrictions: Minimum age 10 years old
Pre-requisites:
  • Ability to swim 200m - any stroke
  • Be able to tread water for 10minutes
  • You will need to be relatively healthy
Course duration: Based on the child ability the theory will be spread over a few weeks. After which two weekends are required for pool and Open water dives.
What is supplied:
  • Full set of scuba equipment in child sizes
  • Wet suit
  • Tanks - can be supplied in very small sizes based on the size of the child
What must you bring:
  • Open Water crew pack - this is a requirement of the PADI Course
  • Completed knowledge reviews
  • Swimming trunks, towel etc.
  • Lake entrance fees are not included
  • Boots and Fins for the lake sessions
Next Steps If you would like to find out more about this course please give us a call, or drop by the dive centre. Call us on 07887 354460 or email at info@sussexscuba.co.uk
Cost £370 which includes the crewpack
Additional information:

Where can I go from here?
You are now able to dive anywhere in the world with any PADI resort up to the depth based on your age. Full details of all resorts around the world can be found on the PADI web site. So enjoy yourself and practice your diving.

You can also complete the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water. Which will increase the depth you can dive to and will also introduce different dives such as Wreck Diving and Search and Recovery dive

Limitations for Junior Open Water

Essentially the Junior open Water course is the same as the adult course. There are a few differences relating to the depths the child can dive to as follows:

10-11 year olds must dive with a certified adult diver or an instructor and to a maximum depth of 12m

12-13 year olds can dive to 18m with a certified adult.

Once the child reaches the age of 14 they can be upgraded to the Full Open Water Course, when the depths and restrictions are the same as an adult

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Course Dates
Date Availability/Spaces
Start Time
Location
13th May - Pool Only 2 places available 11.30am - 4.00 pm Crowborough Leisure Centre
14th May - Pool Only 2 places available 11.00am - 3.30pm Crowborough Leisure Centre
20th May - Lake Only 2 places available 9.00am - 2.30pm Wraysbury
21st May - Lake Only 2 places available 9.00am - 2.30pm Open water Diving coursesWraysbury
Scuba diving in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
3rd June - Pool Only 2 places available 11.30am - 4.00 pm Crowborough Leisure Centre
4th June - Pool Only 2 places available 11.00am - 3.30pm Crowborough Leisure Centre
24th June- Lake Only 2 places available 9.00am - 2.30pm Wraysbury
25th June - Lake Only 2 places available 9.00am - 2.30pm Open water Diving coursesWraysbury
Scuba diving in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
22nd July - Pool Only 2 places available 11.30am - 4.00 pm Crowborough Leisure Centre
23rd July - Pool Only 2 places available 11.00am - 3.30pm Crowborough Leisure Centre
5th Aug - Lake Only 2 places available 9.00am - 2.30pm Wraysbury
6th Aug - Lake Only 2 places available 9.00am - 2.30pm Open water Diving coursesWraysbury
Scuba diving in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
2nd Sept - Pool Only 2 places available 11.30am - 4.00 pm Crowborough Leisure Centre
3rd Sept - Pool Only 2 places available 11.00am - 3.30pm Crowborough Leisure Centre
23rd Sept - Lake Only 2 places available 9.00am - 2.30pm Wraysbury
24th Sept - Lake Only 2 places available 9.00am - 2.30pm Open water Diving coursesWraysbury
Scuba diving in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
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Scuba diving in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

Tailor made dates may be available, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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