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Diving And Kids

With their natural curiosity and affinity to water, children become excellent scuba divers.  We are committed to excellence in training and safety when it comes to your child. Our nationally recognized staff and programs have a proven track record.


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Kids Scuba Activities for 10 - 14 years old

Junior Open Water Diver - 10 to 14 years old

The PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification is for kids 10 - 14 years old. The course content and requirements are the same as the adult course but upon certification, the junior diver has the following restrictions:

Divers ages 10 & 11 have a depth restriction of 40 feet and must always dive with either a certified parent or guardian or a dive professional. Divers 12, 13, & 14 have a depth restriction of 60 feet and must always dive with a certified adult. Upon reaching the age of 15, the diver can have their certification card upgraded at a PADI Dive Center for a fee.

Juniors interested in becoming certified have several options for classes. 10 - 14 year olds can enroll in our regularly scheduled format class or Summer Camp (Annually in June). Aquatic Realm reserves the right to require an evaluation dive prior to enrollment.

Release forms for the PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course

Junior Adventure Dives / Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI Adventure Dives are available for 10 years old and older. The course has the same course requirements as the adult Adventure Dives with the following restrictions. Divers ages 10 & 11 have a depth restriction of 40 feet and must always dive with either a certified parent or guardian or a dive professional.

Adventure Dives Available for 10 years old and older:

Fish Id, Boat Diver, Digital Underwater Photography, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist,  Underwater Navigator, Underwater Photographer, Underwater Videographer

Additional Adventure Dives Available for 12 years old and older:

AWARE-Shark Conservation Diver, Deep Diver, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Drift Diver, Multilevel Computer Diver, Night Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Wreck Diver

Junior Advanced Open Water Diver - Minimum Age 12 Years Old

The PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification is for kids 12 - 14 years old. The course has the same course requirements as the adult Advanced Open Water course with the following restrictions. The maximum depth for a diver 12 - 14 years of age is 70 feet, and must dive with a certified adult. Upon reaching 15 the Junior rating can be upgraded to a full advanced rating for an application fee.

Release forms for the PADI Adventure Dives or Advanced Open Water Diver Course.