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12m for ow dive 1 and 2.
then 18.
21 for jaow.

and then you have the local laws to abide by if not in uk
 

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thanks i wasn't sure it doesn't make sense to me though as looking through my old cards as a scuba diver it says 12mts so why would a student that hasn't qualifyed be able to go deeper has it changed
 

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scuba divers only do dive 1 and 2.
if they continue training then they can do dive 3 and 4 to 18m -there is extra class stuff as well.
 

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so there is no distinction between adults & juniors on ow courses
i dont have my manual here-so this is from memory.
no difference for dive 1 and 2.
if the junior is 10 or 11 they cannot go past 12m for 3 and 4 .
if they are over 12 then no difference untill they do jaow
 

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when my boy did his JOW two years ago the limit was 12m, with AJOW it increased to 18m.

just checked the 2010 manual and I cant find it under the OW section - all it says is 10-14 year old divers earn JOW cert.
 

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PADI Instructor manual 2010 said:
Junior Diver Certifications
Divers who are under age 15 may earn a Junior Diver certification as indicated in a course instructor guide. All course requirements, except dive depths, apply to junior divers unless noted specifi cally in the course instructor guide (refer to junior depth limitations in the Open Water Dive section of this guide).
Certification for juniors, as for adults, is based on mastery learning.
Junior Diver certification cards state the restrictions based on age.
After certification, 10-11 year olds are restricted to diving with a parent, guardian or PADI Professional to 12 metre/40 feet maximum depth; 12-14 year olds must dive with an adult certified diver.
PIM - Diver age restrictions - key standards said:
Age — 10 and 11 Year Olds
Depth – Maximum 12 metres/40 feet
After certifi cation – Must dive with a parent/guardian or PADI Professional to 12 metre/40 feet maximum depth

Age — 12 to 14 Year Olds
Depth – Maximum 18 metres/60 feet for Junior Open Water
Divers. Maximum 21 metres/70 feet for continuing education.
After certification – Must dive with an adult certified diver
Hope that clarifies things a bit:)
 
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