PADI Junior Open Water Course

PADI Junior Open Water Certification on Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia

PADI Bubblmaker with DSM Dive Gili Trawangan Lombok Indonesia
PADI Bubblmaker with DSM Dive Gili Trawangan Lombok Indonesia
PADI Bubblmaker with DSM Dive Gili Trawangan Lombok Indonesia
PADI Bubblmaker with DSM Dive Gili Trawangan Lombok Indonesia

The PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course is designed for children over 10 years old who want to learn scuba diving and earn their first certification level. When they reach the age of 14 years old they will be automatically upgraded to PADI Open Water Divers.

The PADI Junior Open Water course is the first level of PADI scuba diving certifications for children and therefore your first step to become a junior recreational diver.

The Gili Islands are consider as one of the best place to do your cours due to the condition and the quality of our dive sites. Doing it with DSM Dive guaranty you a cours in small group and maximum of safety under the direction of experiences Instructors

The PADI Junior Open Water Diver course usually takes three days as your first adventure in diving. We like to teach in small groups with a maximum of 4 students per instructor, so you and you and your children will get the most out of it.

- The first day contains knowledge development in the morning and confined water training (diving in the swimming pool) in the afternoon. This is the day with the heaviest workload.

- The second day is a boat trip with two separate open water dives and you may finish the theory in the afternoon or evening (up to you).

- The third day is another boat trip with two dives followed by processing your certification paperwork! The PADI Open Water Diver license is recognised worldwide and valid for life, allowing you to dive independently to a maximum of 12 meters (in a buddy team) until the age of 12 years old after what he will be allow to go to 18m. At the age of 14 years old your children will be automatically upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver.

For the boat trips with the open water dives, we go diving around all three Gili Islands, which offer a variety of dive sites around Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. We choose the two best dive sites on a daily basis, depending on the ocean conditions, and each dive is up to one hour long.

You can contact us anytime by email to make a reservation or to simply inquire with any questions you have! When you arrive on Gili Trawangan, we need you to confirm your course start by dropping by the dive center the day before your course is scheduled to start. During this time, you can fill out all the prerequisite paperwork and even get a head start on studying your dive theory by taking one of our tablets with you to your accommodation.

What will you learn ?

  • The Diving theory
  • How to plan a dive
  • How to react wright and the different dive protocols
  • How to communicate underwater
  • How to set up and check your equipment
  • How to breathe and control your positionnement underwater
  • How to swim with fins, to have a proper position
  • Discover beautiful marine life like turtles, Nemo, Dory…

The program is divided in 3 parts : Theory / Confined water / Open Water Dive.

The Theory
The theory is divided into 5 chapters. For each chapter, your child will watch one video while answering multiple choice knowledge review questions. Your child will also have a textbook to aid your child should your child need any clarification on any of the concepts. After each chapter, your child's instructor will take up the questions with your child and explain in further detail anything your child had trouble with or anything that further interests your child related to the material.
Following each chapter, your child will have a closed book quiz with 10 questions. This is to help reinforce your child's diving knowledge and prepare your child for the final exam. The final exam contains 50 multiples choice questions and your child need to score 75% or higher to pass. Don't worry, all of our instructors will prepare your child well in advance and (s)he will cruise through it!
We provide a classroom with air-conditioning to watch the videos or your child can take a tablet pre loaded with the videos to your accommodation.

The Confined Water
We have a swimming pool where your child will practice all the skills and procedures to ensure that your child are comfortable with the equipment. Your child and your child's instructor will practice the skills together and we do not hesitate to take extra time as needed. For each skill, your instructor will explain the steps on the surface and then provide a slow demonstration underwater of exactly how to do the skill before your child perform it himself / herself! The Open Water Dives

The Open Water Dive
To complete your child training your child have to do 4 open water dives, the fun part! The fourth dives will be to a maximum depth of 12m. At the beginning of each dive they will repeat a series of skills they already practiced during the confined sessions (it usually takes 5 - 10 minutes at the beginning of each dive). After they complete the skills, they go into exploratory mode and search for every kind of marine life you can imagine!

The certification
The PADI Junior Open Water Diver license is recognized worldwide and valid for life, allowing children to dive under the supervision of a certified diver adult to 12 meters max. At the age of 12 the certification will autorise him to go to a maximum depth of 18m. At the age of 14 years old the certification will be automatically upgrade from Junior Open Water Diver to Open Water Diver.

The Prerequisites

  • At least 10 years old
  • Ability to swim
  • The autorisation and approval of a Parent / Guardian
  • Medical Clearance for any pre existing conditions. [ download the medical form here ]
  • Please send us an email, call us or drop by at DSM Dive to make your reservation at least 24 h in advance
  • There are strict restrictions when flying to altitude after diving. You need to wait a minimum of 18 hours after your last dive, so please plan your flights and mountain hiking trips accordingly.


In the dive industry, the booking has to be completed at least one day before the course. Diving is not too complicated, but it takes a lot of logistical support and organization. Each diver has to come in person in the dive center to complete the pre course paperwork and to receive the teaching material. With your instructor, we will explain your personal plan and how the course will be proceed.

Full Price List / Policy

How to continue?

Continue with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course after your PADI Open Water Diver Course and you are fully equipped to dive all around the world until 30m deep.
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about.
Ask us for discount on your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course when you continue directly after your PADI Open Water Diver Course with us...

More Info

PADI Open Water Diver Course

IDR 5 500 000 /pax
USD 423 /pax ( USD price for reference only)
  • Teaching material (online or on place)
  • 1 Confined Water dive
  • 4 Open Water dives around Gili islands
  • Transport to the dive sites
  • Equipment
  • Dive Instructor per group

What we recommend to bring

  • Drinking water
  • Sun and wind protection
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Some money for your lunch
  • Filled in medical form
  • Results of your exam if you did E-learning