PADI Children & Junior programs
We have more than 25 years of experience in youth diving programs and, while safety is rule number one, we can assure you that your kids will have a fun, adventurous time!
PADI JUNIOR Open Water Diver
This is the entry course to become a junior open water diver from 10 to 15 years old! During your Open Water Diver course you'll learn all the basics of scuba diving. Already after the first diving sessions in the pool or in confined water you will experience the fun of diving.
Under professional supervision, step by step you will learn all the basics of diving, dive techniques, to become a confident diver, how to have a good time under water, how to handle your equipment, how to recognize safe equipment, how to take care of your buddy!
(you never dive alone and you have always a buddy), how to be a safe diver and how beautiful and exciting the underwater world is!
€ 359 including full MARES equipment rental - duration 4 days
PADI JUNIOR Advanced Open Water Diver
Each dive of the Advanced course is called an Adventure dive and after completing 5 Adventure dives you will become an Advanced Open Water Diver. Two of the dives are Deep and Navigation, - these are known as core dives.
The other 3 dives are elective dives and you can choose from a range of adventure dives such as: Wreck, Multilevel, Drift, Fish ID / A.W.A.R.E, Search & Recovery, Boat, Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB), U/W Naturalist, Night, etc.
Upon completion of this course you will have a recommended depth limit of 21m and an absolute maximum of 40m (the same depth limit as an instructor). There is not as much theory involved as in the Open Water Diver Course and there is no final exam. You already have the basic knowledge and what we do is expand upon this knowledge and apply it to specific forms of diving in the Open Water environment. You will get specific tasks under water for certain forms of diving.
For example; mapping a Wreck on the Wreck Adventure Dive, buoyancy tasks during PPB and so on. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course makes you a more confident, experienced and safer diver which means that every dive you do becomes more fun (you are more relaxed so you notice more, your air lasts longer, etc).
* choice of elective dives is dependant upon dive center logistics
Standards Prerequisites To participate in the Adventures in diving program the diver must be:
- certified as a Open Water Diver or have a qualification from another training organisation (this is defined as proof a an entry level scuba certificate with a minimum of 4 open water training dives
- Be at least 12 years of age to participate in all the adventure dives includes deep and wreck.
- Be at least 10 years of age to participate in the following adventure dives that are available at our divecentre: AWARE/Fish ID, Boat diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, and Digital underwater Photographer & underwater navigation.
Diving after qualification:
- The maximum depth for 12 to 14 years olds is 21 meters during training dives and qualified dives!
€ 279 including full MARES equipment duration 2 days
Open water and Advanced open water combination course:
€ 559 including full MARES equipment rental for both courses - duration 5 days
Minimum age: 8 years. The program: in-depth briefing and a dive in shallow water up to 2 meters for around 30 minutes. We make the dive in Sea horse bay right in front of the dive centre. Included: full equipment rental.
The Bubblemaker course does not involve skills, just simply diving! Duration of the course: 2 hours including a 30 minute dive to max. 2 meters.
€ 39 including full MARES equipment rental - duration 2 hours
|1 day diving (2 dives)||
|3 days diving (6 dives)||
|5 days diving (10 dives) the days can be spread out in your holiday||
Equipment rental prices
|Jacket / BCD||
|Regulator complete with Depth gauge + Submersible pressure gauge||
|Dive suit full ( 5 mm. )||
|Mask & Snorkel & Fins||
|Full equipment: Suit (5 mm), BCD, Regulator, Fins, Boots, Mask & Snorkel / 1 dive||
|1 day / 2 or 3 dives||
|5 days - the 5th day is for free||
PADI AWARE dives
When a junior divers wishes to make an AWARE dive during his / her normal fun dive; we supply the junior with a PADI AWARE clean up bag and he / she can pick up items that do not belong and / or is a danger to aquatic marine life (plastic, glass, metal, etc)! We take a digital picture of each junior diver. At the end of the season we make a poster with all junior participants and we send this to PADI for publication!!!!
A.W.A.R.E – Our World, Our Water - Project AWARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization working with divers to conserve underwater environments through education, advocacy and action. Visit www.projectaware.org to support your local office and participate in environmental activities to make a lasting difference.
no supplement on top of the normal dive package
All prices & courses above are included of the following:
- PADI course practical sessions
- Full Mares equipment rental - new !!
- PADI Instructor professional and experienced
- All the needed pools sessions and open water dives
- A fun and great course
All courses above are excluded of the following:
- PADI digital e-Manual (for OWD and AOWD) or the open water touch all included certificatio fe
- Logbook € 10 - Hvar Divers dive logbook with beautiful images & tips to log all your dives for now and in the future
General regulations for youth diving in Croatia
Restrictions in Croatia:
There are no age restrictions for scuba divers. We at Croatia Divers strictly follow the standards of youth & scuba diving outlined by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Junior Open Water Diver (OWD) & Junior Scuba Divers (SD) from 10 years to 15 years:
To enroll, individuals must be at least 10-years-prior to the start date of the course
A 12 to 14 Year old Junior OWD and SD is qualified to dive, after his/ her course, only when accompanied by another certified diver who is of legal age (18 years)
A 10 or 11 Year old junior OWD or SD diver must dive, after his / her course qualification, with a PADI professional, qualified diving parent or guardian.
A 10 to 11 year old junior must not exceed in his certification dives and after his qualification a maximum depth 12 metes
A 12 to 14 year old junior must not exceed a depth of 18 meters * * For 12 to 14 year olds we also use our own discretion as to the maximum depths we take our junior divers to (depending on strength and conditions of the dive in question and the abilities of the individual junior diver). Junior Advanced Open Water Divers (AOWD) 10 years to 15 years
To participate in the Adventures in Diving program the diver must be certified as a Open Water Diver or have a qualification from another training organisation (this is defined as proof a an entry level scuba certificate with a minimum of 4 open water training dives • Be at least 10 years of age to participate in the following adventure dives : Under water Navigation, Dry suit, Altitude, AWARE/Fish ID, Boat diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist.
Be at least 12 years of age to participate in all the Adventure dives includes Deep and Wreck
The maximum depth for 12 to 14 years olds is 21 meters during training dives and qualified dives!
To upgrade a Junior certification the following has to be done: a new PADI certification has to be filled in after the junior diver has reached the age of 15 years with no additional requirements. We can apply online for the upgrade!
If more than 1 year has passed since the junior diver earned his certification, when requesting an upgrade, it is recommended by PADI that the diver completes a Scuba Review program