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Junior Open Water

What you need to Know

To train students that when evaluated by the RAID Instructor are deemed to have sufficient knowledge, skills and experience to dive with an adult buddy diver of at least the same level of certification or higher in Open Water conditions like that in which their training was conducted in or better, without supervision of a dive leader (scuba Instructor/Divemaster).


Swim comfortably and perform the skills below:

Be between 12 to 14 years of age.


  • 10 to 11-year old’s: Must complete the RAID Cadet Open Water Diver
  • 12 to 14-year old’s: Must complete the RAID Junior Open Water 20

Complete the following:

Online e-learning or mobile APP academic presentations, quizzes, exam.

Before any Open Water diving the student must perform and demonstrate to a RAID instructor

A ten-minute survival swim/float without the use of mask, fins, snorkel, or other swimming aids Distance swimming capability by one of the two following methods:

swim 200 m without the use of mask, fins, snorkel, or other swimming aids;


swim 300 m using mask, fins and snorkel without other swimming aids.

If conditions warrant students may wear a diving suit provided they are weighted for neutral buoyancy

Complete course over a minimum of two days and totalling a minimum of:

2 hours logged underwater in Open Water.

4 Open Water dives

The open circuit gas for the participant is Air. The Nitrox Speciality may be combined with this course, provided the Nitrox certification is completed after the SCUBA Diver or Junior SCUBA Diver certification.


  • 10 to 11-year old: The maximum depth of 12 metres / 50 feet
  • 12 to 14-year old: The maximum depth of 18 metres / 60 feet

Contact Details

21 Van Riebeeck St, Norscot, Sandton, 2055