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Aqua Ventura Diving PADI Scuba Diver Course

RAID Junior Open Water Diver

  • Duration 3-4 Days
  • Min Age : 10-14

RAID Junior Open Water Diver

Growing up in this era of advanced technology and communication, you’ve likely come across numerous underwater images and videos. You’re filled with youthful enthusiasm and a strong desire to embark on something extraordinary. You also recognize that the future well-being of our oceans relies on your generation and your peers. How you engage with our oceans and waterways will play a pivotal role in preserving the beauty of our blue planet.

While not everyone gets the opportunity to experience the marvels of the underwater world, scuba diving offers a sport that the whole family, including your parents, older siblings, and friends, can enjoy together. If you’re under 12 years old, you can participate in the RAID Cadet Open Water Diver course. The Junior Open Water Diver program could be your gateway to the incredible realm of scuba diving, promising an unforgettable adventure. Get ready for an exciting journey!

How Do I Get My Certification?

To earn your RAID Junior Open Water Diver certification, you need to read the manuals for each section and complete the quizzes. Once you have passed all the quizzes, you can proceed to the exam. It is important to select and contact a RAID Dive Centre and arrange for your practical in-water training.

They will arrange your class and in-water sessions and help you with equipment advice or purchases. The quizzes and exam are “open book”. This means you are required to read the manuals and then, if needed, research the manual to find the correct answers.


  • The minimum age for this course is 11 to 12 years old.
  • Divers younger than this can participate in the RAID Cadet Open Water Diver program.

You will be required to a complete some mandatory paperwork which consists of a dive medical questionnaire, a liability release, and a safe diving practices form. If there are any potential medical issues, you will need to complete a medical form signed by a licensed physician prior to participating in any in-water sessions.  

  • You must be able to swim, as you will be required to swim a distance of 200 meters / 200 yards (no time limit) and tread water for 10 minutes.
Course Structure

Together with your instructor, you will be guided through the following:

  • A review of all your mandatory paperwork.
  • Academic knowledge vital to this program including a review of your quizzes and exam.
  • Completion of the swim and tread.
  • You will participate in several pool or confined water sessions and 4 open water dives to a maximum of 18 meters/60 feet, with a minimum of two hours underwater.

Once certified as a RAID Junior Open Water Diver, you will be able to dive in an environment similar or better to that which you are certified in, with a buddy, to a maximum of 20 meters/ 65 feet. Now, get stuck in and enjoy your course and the rest of your diving career.

The RAID Junior Open Water Diver program with Aqua Ventura Divers is an in-depth scuba diving certification course specifically designed for young adventurers aged 12 to 14 who want to explore the wonders of the underwater world. Here’s a detailed description of what participants can expect from this comprehensive program:

  1. Age and Eligibility: The Junior Open Water Diver program is open to participants aged 12 to 14. It provides young individuals with the opportunity to become certified scuba divers at a relatively early age, allowing them to explore the aquatic realm under the guidance of certified RAID instructors.
  2. Certified RAID Instructors: The program is led by experienced and certified RAID Scuba Instructors who specialize in teaching young divers. These instructors prioritize safety and are skilled in creating a comfortable and enjoyable learning environment for young participants.
  3. Classroom Learning: The course begins with classroom sessions, where participants gain foundational knowledge about scuba diving. This includes understanding dive physics, physiology, equipment, safety protocols, and dive planning. The curriculum is adapted to be engaging and comprehensible for young learners.
  4. Equipment Familiarization: Participants will become proficient in using scuba diving equipment, including tanks, regulators, buoyancy control devices (BCDs), masks, fins, and wetsuits. They’ll learn how to properly set up, use, and maintain this equipment.
  5. Pool Training: The program includes confined water training sessions in a controlled environment, such as a swimming pool. Here, participants practice essential scuba skills under the guidance of instructors. These skills often include mask clearing, regulator retrieval, buoyancy control, and emergency procedures.
  6. Open Water Dives: Participants will embark on a series of open water dives, typically in captivating natural settings like coral reefs or underwater landscapes. These dives allow young divers to apply their skills and experience the thrill of exploring the underwater world.
  7. Environmental Awareness: The program places a strong emphasis on environmental conservation and responsible diving practices. Participants learn about marine ecosystems, their fragility, and how to minimize their impact while diving. This fosters a sense of responsibility for protecting the underwater environment.
  8. Adventure and Exploration: Scuba diving offers young adventurers the chance to explore the captivating underwater realm, encounter marine life, and witness the beauty of coral reefs and aquatic ecosystems firsthand. It’s a transformative and exhilarating experience.
  9. Safety Protocols: Safety is paramount throughout the program. Participants are educated on safety protocols, emergency procedures, and how to respond effectively to various underwater scenarios, ensuring they are well-prepared for any situation.
  10. Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a RAID Junior Open Water Diver certification, which is internationally recognized. This certification serves as a stepping stone for further scuba education and allows young divers to explore the underwater world with confidence.
  11. Parental Involvement: Parents or guardians are often encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s scuba diving journey. Their support and encouragement can enhance the young diver’s experience and create memorable family adventures.

Aqua Ventura Divers RAID Junior Open Water Diver program is a comprehensive and immersive scuba diving course tailored to young enthusiasts. It equips them with essential knowledge, skills, and certification to explore the underwater world safely and responsibly, fostering a lifelong love for underwater adventure and environmental stewardship.


Price Includes

  • 2 Open Water Dives
  • Scuba Equipment Rental (3 Days)
  • RAID International Temp (I.D.)
  • All Training Materials
  • Government Taxes & Fees


  • $462| Promo $421
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