Open Water Scuba Diver Certification

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Open Water Scuba Diver Certification

Get Scuba Certified with Us!

Getting your PADI Open Water scuba certification is super easy and fun. Learning to explore the amazing world that is beneath the sea is a wonderous and rewarding adventure.

The PADI Open Water certification is the most popular course in the world and millions of people have already taken the plunge. Its more than an activity, its a lifestyle and Grand Cayman is the perfect place in the world to begin. Let our passionate and caring instructors guide you through the easy steps required to become relaxed and confident underwater. From your first breaths to your last dive, we are there with you all the way to certification! There are 2 options to complete your PADI Open Water scuba certification: Open Water Referral Option or the eLearning Option.

Course Overview

The Open Water Diver certification is broken into 3 areas:

  • 1. Knowledge Development – teaching you all the theory behind scuba diving needed to be a safe diver. This can be done via PADI’s elearning classroom prior to your visit.
  • 2. Confined Water Training – We teach this in ‘swimming pool like’ conditions at our shore location. Learn how to breath underwater in a fun and relaxed environment.
  • 3. Open Water Dives – Put all you have learnt into practice and explore Cayman Diving with 4 beautiful dives with your instructor.

Open Water Referral Option

For this option, you contact your local dive shop for the first part of your course. After completing the classroom and pool sessions at your local dive center, you book your trip and come join us in the sunshine to complete your certification. When you get to the island, we take you on your 4 open water certification dives  in warm, crystal clear Cayman water. This course is completed over 2 half days. Day 1, you will complete dives 1 & 2 from our awesome shore location. This location is perfect for brand new divers, giving you the time needed to get comfortable and relaxed while making sure all the standards for the first 2 dives are met. On the dives you will see fish, coral and sponges from the first time you put your face in the water. On day 2, you will join us on the boat to complete dives 3 & 4. Having the first 2 dives under your belt, you will be ready to enjoy the boat and meet the max depth limit of 60ft for OW dives 3 & 4.

Our Open Water Referral is $295 and includes transfers from your hotel or condo along Seven Mile Beach to our training facilities and boats departure points, personal instruction, 4 awesome dives, all equipment needed and certification processing. You will be certified over 2 days. Once you are certified you can use your new skills and join us on any two tank dive trip or you can continue your education with the Adventure Diver course. Check out our rates page for certified divers and continuing education courses!

e-Learning Open Water Certification Option

Completing eLearning before you arrive on island is by far the most popular way to complete your PADI Open Water scuba certification. The knowledge development section of the course is super easy when you use PADI’s eLearning classroom. Using the link provided below, you register and affiliate with our store and start learning. You can log on from any internet connection and complete at your own pace. At the end of each section is a short and easy quiz. When you have finished all sections you receive a completion email and you are ready to get wet! On island we complete the in-water skill development (confined sessions) at our shore location in swimming pool like conditions but with fish swimming around you.  We break for lunch and complete OW dives 1 & 2  in the afternoon. The following day, we complete OW dives 3 & 4 from our boat and you are certified! The course takes a day and half.

Our e-learning Open Water certification is $395 and includes transfers from your hotel or condo along Seven Mile Beach to our training facilities and the Boat’s departure points, personal instruction, 5 confined water sessions, 4 awesome dives, all equipment needed for the course and certification processing. You will be certified over 2 days or 3 half days if that works better for your schedule!

To sign up for e-learning, there is a $146 fee payable directly to PADI for the materials. All you have to do is click on this button: