Diver Certifications

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JND Scuba certifies divers in Open Water and Advanced certifications in Pompano and West Palm. The following are overviews of these certification requirements.

Open Water

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. You must be older than the age of 14 to begin the PADI Open Water Diver program. For those of you who are not above the age of 14 and would like to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver Program, then the PADI Jr Open Water Diver program is available to you. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

PADI Jr Open Water

A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

What will I do?

Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or lake) dives.

How long will it take?

PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

What will I need?

Where can I go from here?

Continue the adventure with PADI’s Adventures in diving program, you next step in exploring the underwater world. Stop by your PADI Dive Center or Resort for more information on the PADI Adventures In Diving program.

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Advanced Open Water

After your five dives, you'll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment.

What do I need to start?

What will I do?

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following:

How long will it take?

What will I need?

Where can I go from here?

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers at least 15 years of age can enroll in PADI Wreck or Deep Diver S pecialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course.

PADI Adventure Dives can also credit towards the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver certifications. Stop by your PADI Dive Center or Resort for more information on the PADI Adventures In Diving program.

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For more information

The above information was taken from the JND Web site. Details about other certifications can be found at www.jndscuba.com.

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