We are really pleased to finally let you into a secret that Bridget and Tracey have been keeping along with Sam Adcock
PADI approached us during the early part of 2020 to be part of the BETA team to test a potentially new certification called PADI Junior Divemaster
A programme that will potentially make the mainstream certification list for those aged 15 - 17 who have completed PADI Junior Rescue and are wanting to progress and become a fully fledged PADI Divemaster but they need to wait until they are 18.
But if you are already 18 and Rescue then you can start your Divemaster course now.
The Junior Divemaster course is a subset of the PADI Divemaster course with some modifications to performance requirements
Included is skill development, stamina workshops, dive site set up and management training and much more, all conducted over a series of pool and open water sessions. Knowledge development forms a key part of the course and includes self-study through eLearning followed by a written exam. All the same as for the PADI Divemaster course
Sam completed the Search and Recovery speciality back in August at Rutland Water and not only gained and extra speciality but gained a a credit towards both the Junior and the next step of completing the mainstream Divemaster certification
This program has now moved out of BETA and into a fully fledged PILOT by by extending to PADI Youth Approved Training Centres, so we are now allowed to tell you and invite any junior diver to come and be part of the program. Not yet a Rescue Diver... lets get you started.
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