Divers who are younger than 18, but at least 15, may enroll in the PADI Junior Divemaster program. Junior Divemaster is a subset of the PADI Divemaster course. Junior Divemaster candidates can complete a significant portion of the divemaster course including the mapping project, search and recovery scenario and dive theory. Additional training is required once the diver turns 18, but Junior Divemasters will be well-prepared to become full-fledged divemasters.
To start the Junior Divemaster program, divers must have: