SSI Junior Open Water Diver

It's a Family Affair!

The SSI Junior OWD program is a Certification Course for youth aged 10 - 14 years of age. The course outline is identical to that of the SSI Open Water Diver Certification course, although the certification itself has some restrictions for your child's safety.

  • SSI Junior Open Water Divers are certified to a maximum depth of 45' (14 metres)
  • Juniors must dive with a Certified Parent/Guardian or a Dive Professional at all times

Once a Jr. OWD turns 15 years of age, their certification can be upgraded to an SSI Open Water Diver Certification by completing the SSI Scuba Skills Update Program. This program consists of one classroom session and 1 pool session.

It may be helpful to register your child for our Explore Scuba experience prior to registering for the SSI Junior Open Water Diver Certification course. This will give you, your child and our Dive Professionals an opportunity to assess your child's readiness to participate in the Certification Course.