can some one tell me. am i right in thinking a 12yr old students depht limit is 12mts
i dont have my manual here-so this is from memory.so there is no distinction between adults & juniors on ow courses
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.
Hope that clarifies things a bitPIM - 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