This course is available for ten years of age and above and is essentially the same as the PADI Open Water Diver Referral, in that the student completes the theory part of the course and the pool sessions or as much as can be completed before being referred to a PADI Dive Centre or Resort near to their holiday destination to carry out the required four open water dives. All fees for this part of the course are to be payed directly to the certifying PADI Dive Centre or Resort. This option is becoming more popular as it allows for the opportunity to spend the maximum amount of time on holiday enjoying the diving and not be confined to the classroom or the pool.
On successful completion of both parts of the course the same qualification of PADI Junior Open Water Diver is awarded by the instructor assessing the open water dives.
The same restrictions apply until the diver is old enough for the Free upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver when they have reached 15 years of age (Small fee paid to PADI for replacement card).
As with the adult PADI Open Water Course Dream Divers ensures that the course only proceeds at a suitable pace for each student, therefore giving them time to fully master each of the essential skills taught within the course ensuring that upon qualification they become safe and confident divers.