Junior Open Water Diver


Course module
* JUNIOR OWD - Junior Open Water Diver

Age limit
* 10-15 years

Minimum swimming skills
* 50 meters on the water surface
* 8 meters underwater
* treading water

Physical prerequisites
* good health and adequate physical condition

Certification after the course
* globally recognized certification for open water diving to a basic depth of a maximum of 20 meters
* with Divemaster or Instructor up to a depth of 30 meters

Course type
* Sports and recreational course
Diving with at least one diving partner - "buddy".
"Buddy" is the worldwide name for a diving partner

Course content

Theory
* theoretical blocks of diving instruction
Practice
* swimming pool - closed water I., without diving equipment
* swimming pool - closed water II., with diving equipment
* open water with diving device


Course equipment
* swimsuit, lycra shirt, towel
* diving ABCD - mask, snorkel, fins, neoprene boots
* complete diving equipment provided by your diving school

Course length
* the course takes place within 1 week with a time spread into individual days - it is possible to spread over several weeks - the schedule is adjusted according to the current situation and according to the time possibilities of the course participants

Lecturer support
* Diving Instructor + Supervisor, i.e. Divemaster or Assistant Instructor or Assistant Divemaster
* the course is led by experienced diving instructors who focus on clear and safe training

The OWD course is the first, i.e. basic diving course, from a wide portfolio of recreational, technical, medical, meditation, but also children's courses offered by our
Diving Education Society training agency
In our OWD course manual you will find all the necessary information for diving and also everything related to scuba diving for beginners.
All topics have a logical sequence so that your learning is easy to remember and understand.
DIVING IS A PLEASURE
And in this spirit, your course will take place.


The theoretical part of the OWD course will take place in 5 blocks, which include the following topics
* PHILOSOPHY
* BASIC PARAMETERS OF THE OWD COURSE - OPEN WATER DIVER
* HISTORY OF DIVING AND TRAINING SYSTEM
* DIVING EQUIPMENT
* DIVING PHYSICS
* DECOMPRESSION ISSUES
* PHYSIOLOGY IN DIVING
* INFLUENCE OF PRESSURE ON THE HUMAN ORGANISM
* DIVING FOOD
* DIVES AND DIVING
* DIVING COMMUNICATION UNDERWATER – SIGNALS
* DIVING CRISIS SITUATIONS
* DIVING AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
* FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRST AID
* DIVING AND WOMEN
* AFTER THE COURSE


Indoor water training
It takes place in a swimming pool, swimming pools or in protected waters, in several modules, where we learn the swimming requirements.
We will learn the correct movement under the water surface and many other diving skills, which you will master quickly and then apply when diving.
We will spend at least 5 hours in the pool until you are assured and ready to move on.
Each diving school has its specific possibilities and conditions can be combined in different ways according to the current situation.

Open water training
* quarries, dams, lakes, sea - we will enjoy 4 dives together
Ideal and most experiential is completing the course in the open water during our trips to the sea.
Diving in the sea or lakes in Austria is better, more contented and enjoyable.

Indoor water without diving device
* introductory briefing, positive motivation, energization of the organism
* introduction to the basic points and limits of the lesson and course
* positive relaxation, preparation for practical exercises
* stretching in the water, working in the Buddy team
* tests of basic skills - 50 meters of swimming, 5 minutes of treading water, 30 seconds of holding your breath underwater, swimming 10 meters underwater for one breath
* exercises for rest and relaxation
* open eyes and mouth under water
* exercises for rest and relaxation
* diving mask - the basis of diving equipment - principles of mask application
* diving mask - working with the mask under water, removing the mask under water, putting back on the mask under water
* snorkel - work with a snorkel on the surface and underwater
* swimming underwater - basic styles without fins
* fins - different types of fins according to use
* fins - swimming underwater with fins - basic styles
* exercises for rest and relaxation
* final debriefing

 

Indoor water with diving device
* introductory briefing, positive motivation, energization of the organism
* introduction to the basic points and limits of the lesson and course
* forms of underwater communication - signals and wetnotes
* positive relaxation, preparation for practical exercises
* assembly - "equipment" of the diving device, subsequent check of the correctness of the assembly, complete set for diving
* putting on - "clothing" of the diving device by the diver, methodology, practical demonstration, repeated exercises
* buoyancy control device ("wing" or "jacket") - the basic element for the vertical movement of the diver entry into the water
* relaxation on the surface, exercise on the surface, work with positive buoyancy
* exercises with an inflator (air regulator in the buoyancy control device), air filling, air release. Positive, neutral and negative buoyancy
* breathing training with a diving device and regulator - exercises on the surface, with the head immersed in water
* submerged immersion training
* pressure equalization in the middle ear
* relaxation and unwinding in the form of games
* work with diving "shower" - II. stage of regulator breathing
* practice taking the regulator out of your mouth and returning back to your mouth
* breathing training - alternately from primary and secondary II. stages of regulator
* exercises for rest and relaxation
* work with the mask - flooding the mask, clearing the mask, no mask breathing
* work with the buoyancy control device - Fin Pivoting - neutral, negative and positive buoyancy
* trim - explanation of the term
* practical exercises of trim, movement under water, types of kicks - crawl, frog kick
* short break
* out of Air situation training - OOA - diver without air
* sharing a regulator while swimming, with subsequent surfacing
* immersion and surfacing training - shallow part
* Immersion and surfacing training - deep part
* exercises for rest and relaxation
* crisis situations - training to eliminate cramps in the foot
* crisis situations - swimming practice without a diving mask with the support of a buddy
* crisis situations - Free Flow training - air leakage from the primary II. stage of regulator

 

Open water with diving equipment
* during each dive in open water we perform basic safety checks and equipment functionality check - bubble leakage check, tank attachment to buoyancy control device, buoyancy control device functionality check (BCD), Out of Air (OoA) situation training - "I have no air", check flooding of the hood, checking the mask
* when diving in open water, we perform all exercises, previously practiced in closed water, in four practice dives (see point closed water with a diving device)
* training in the basic elements of underwater navigation
* training of safe ascent from depth to surface at a maximum speed of 9 m/ min.
* safety stop training in 5 m
* final debriefing and entry of the dive into the logbook

 

Certification
* upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an internationally valid Open Water Diver - OWD diver certification


OWD certification entitles you to
* dive to a maximum depth of 20 meters, with a Divemaster or with an Instructor up to a depth of 30 meters
* take courses for advanced divers
* participate in diving events and tours
* buy diving equipment from your instructor, club, shop, center
* rent diving equipment in our country and around the world

Don't forget that taking an OWD diving course paves the way for more adventure and a new lifestyle!


Self-study before and during the course
You will find all study materials in the e-learning section of the des.blue website
We offer training program for closed and corporate groups.
You can complete training dives with us according to your wishes in the
Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Egypt, Malta etc.
DIVING IS A PLEASURE

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