PADI Junior Adventure Scuba Diver Course

PADI Junior Adventure Scuba Diver Course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.


The Fun Part

Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here’s your chance, because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

Get Credit

Each Adventure Dive may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a Junior Master Scuba Diver.

What You Learn

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE-Fish Identification Adventure Dive. Choose any three of the following Adventure Dives:

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment, DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light, a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

Check with us about gear rentals and packages offered with this course. You can find everything you’ll need here on our website.


Inside your PADI Adventures in Diving Manual you will find 16 different specialty diver courses to choose from. Underwater Navigator is a mandatory courses for the PADI Jr Adventure Diver Certification. The PADI Jr Adventure Diver Course begins with independent study and knowledge development. Students will begin by watching the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy, Drift Diver and Navigation videos. Then Students will read and complete all 3 corresponding knowledge reviews inside of their PADI Adventures in Diving Manual. Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your classroom session. All academic materials including videos are available online.

      Specialty Training Dives

      There are a total of Open water dives. There are 3 open water beach dives that will need to be completed before you can become a certified PADI Adventure Diver.

    • Underwater Navigation Dive

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive

    • Drift Dive

    Each open water dive is approximately 1 hour, air permitting.

Dive Location

Dive site location changes from class to class. However we typically conduct our boat dives off the second reef (depth 45 to 60 feet) and third reef (depth 60 to 100 feet) of Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Lauderdale by the sea. Our beach dives are conducted in front of Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Lauderdale by the sea on the shallow sub reefs (depth 12 to 20 feet).

Your Next Adventure

After you’ve tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Scuba Water Diver Course, you’ll probably want to take the whole course and learn more: altitude diving, AWARE-fish identification, boat diving, deep diving, diver propulsion vehicle use, drift diving, dry suit diving, multilevel and computer diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater nature study, underwater navigation, underwater photography, underwater videography, wreck diving.

Recommended Additional Training (optional)

We suggest that all divers enrolling in PADI Specialty Course take the PADI Enriched Air Scuba Diver Course first in order to increase bottom time during your training dives.

course duration

The total course duration is approximately 8 hours typically conducted over 1 classes. For more information on specific scheduling for this course please click on the calendar below.


Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    To take the Junior Adventure Diver course, you must be

    Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization.

Age requirements

The PADI Junior Adventure Scuba Diver Course is for ages 10 to 14 years old

The PADI Adventure Scuba Driver Course is for ages 15 Years and Older.

swimming requirements

Participants must be able to swim. You do not need to be Olympic swimmers.  You just need to be comfortable in the water and pass a basic swim test.

special restrictions after certification

PADI Junior Adventure Scuba Divers from the age of 10 to 11 will be restricted to a maximum depth of12 m / 40 feet and will need to be accompanied by parent/guardian or a PADIprofessional, such as a PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor or PADI Instructor during all Scuba diving activities.

PADI Junior Adventure Scuba Divers from the age of 12 to 14 are qualified to dive onlywhenaccompanied by another certified scuba diver who is of legal age 18 years old.  Maximum depth restriction for 12 to 14year olds is 21m /70 feet.

    required Books

    The PADI Adventures in Diving Manule

    The Advanced Open Water crewpak includes the Adventures in Diving manual, a surface marker buoy and a whistle.

waivers and liability releases

All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training.

    • Certified Diver Experience Programs Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement

    • PADI Standards Save Diving Practice Statement of Understanding

    • PADI Medical Statement

    • PADI youth diving responsibility and risk acknowledgment

    Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.

    required equipment

    Standard SCUBA Gear: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Compass, Dive Computer or Dive Watch, Knife, Safety Sausage, Communication Slate, Safety Whistle, Dive Lights, BCD, Regulators with Submersible Pressure Gauge, Tanks, Weights, Gloves and Wetsuit if required(during winter classes).

    Rental equipment is not included in this class. If you need to rent equipment please do not forget to select the rental equipment you will need when you book your course.

We offer discounts on Scuba and snorkeling gear through our website. By purchasing some or all of your gear through this website you will receive discounts on additional classes and activities.

    Equipment required for the following Adventure Dives

    Underwater Navigation

    • Compas

    Peak Performance Buoyancy

    • None

    Drift Diver

    • None

    Additional equipment may be required depending on which adventure dives you select.

Specialized Equipment

Students may need to rent or buy the specialized equipment for their particular adventure dives. This is not included in the price.


PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

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    We offer private lessons seven days a week sign up today start diving tomorrow. We offer group lessons for the Advanced Open Water course twice a month. Check the course schedule for more details.

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Youth Diving Responsibility and Risk

Parents and Junior Divers Must Watch This Video Together