So if you want to try scuba diving in the Cayman Islands - you've come to the right place! Perhaps our most popular class is Discover Scuba Diving in Grand Cayman this is also known as a Resort Course. While this is not a scuba certification, it is a PADI dive course that allows you to try the whole dive experience in a few hours, before commiting to more indepth dive instruction!
If you want to get certified but think you don't have time to learn to dive in Cayman, you can begin studying before you get here! Dive theory is now available onine. If you prefer to learn in a classroom environment, you can begin your studies with your local PADI dive shop, and even make a start on the training in a swimming pool. You can then complete the open water certification dives in the warm clear waters of the Cayman Islands! You don't have to learn with a PADI dive shop - we also offer Referral Dives for students that begin their training with SSI, NAUI or other recognised scuba diving agencies.
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. PADI dive shops offer this program either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat. You can try scuba close to home or while you’re on vacation at a dive destination. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.
You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. If you make an open water dive, you’ll practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Get ready to:
Your safety in our care is our primary concern. The refresher is a standard requirement amongst Cayman dive operators, for those with a break of more than 2 years since their last dive. Starting off with a 100ft wall dive from the boat, after a long break from diving can be a little overwhelming.
We would therefore like you to take a refresher class prior to joining us on the dive boat. The course begins with a straight forward briefing on equipment set up & function, discussion on dive theory, and mastery of basic skills & buoyancy techniques in shallow water.
Once you are comfortable, your instructor will take you for a guided shore dive so you can put your buoyancy skills into practice. We’re confident you'll really enjoy the dive & get a lot out of it. Air consumption permitting, you'll get a 60 minute dive around a beautiful shallow reef (40-60ft), and you’ll be introduced to all kinds of fish & little critters you'd otherwise overlook.
Contact us to discuss your requirements and our availability.
Our PADI Open Water Course is split it into 3 parts -
1. Knowledge Development online to understand the basic principles of scuba diving.
2. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills (in shallow water).
3. Open Water Dives to review your skills & explore!
The theory can be completed online at your own pace before you arrive on island. Once completed, you are ready to start the in-water training which is scheduled over three x half days. The first half day you will start with a shallow water session where you will learn all the necessary skills to become a diver.
Following that, you will complete two shallow water dives from shore (Open Water Dives 1 & 2). The location will be determined by weather & sea-conditions, so we can be sure to make the process as relaxed as possible. In addition to some skills, you will have your first opportunity to explore the beautiful shallow reefs of Grand Cayman.
Finally, we will schedule you for Open Water Dives 3 & 4 - your final steps to completing your dive certification.
Cost includes all dive equipment rental, confined water dives, 4 x open water certification dives from shore, and certification fees. It does not include the online theory (PADI e-learning) - this part of the course is US$185 which you pay directly to PADI when you register for your course online.
Click here to register for your PADI Open Water eLearning Course.
If you have already completed the dive theory and confined water skills, you can join us to complete your certification dives in the warm clear waters of the Cayman Islands.
Its not permitted to do all 4 training dives in 1 day, so we will schedule your dives over 2 x half days, morning (7.30-11.30am) or afternoon (12.30 - 4.30pm) - availability permitting.
Cost for the Referral includes all equipment required for the course, dive instruction, and of course the 4 dives.
Due to depth limitations on certification courses, and in order to allow students to progress at their own pace, all training dives are done from shore.
Locations selected are based on sea conditions, but there are several shore diving sites that are not only ideal for training, but offer a wealth of marine life.
We would need to see your referral paperwork as soon as possible, to determine that you have completed everything as required.
Contact us to discuss your requirements and our availability.
The PADI Advanced online segment includes knowledge development for two required topics (Deep and Underwater Navigation dives), along with five of the most popular elective dives. These include Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diver, Boat Diver and Underwater Naturalist.
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review & correct anything you might happen to miss.
The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration and will take approximately 8 hours to complete. At the end of the eLearning program, you’ll print out your eRecord and send a completed copy to Indigo Divers.
Prior to certification you must successfully complete at least five Adventure Dives. Two of these are mandatory (Deep and Navigation). The other three dives can be chosen from Wreck, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Fish ID, Underwater Naturalist, Search & Recovery, or Boat Diver.
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The PADI Enriched Air Diver course online includes all the knowledge development requirements for the course. You'll also have unlimited access to the PADI Enriched Air Diver manual online for reference after you have completed the course. You need to be a certified diver and at least 12 years old and fit for diving.
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review & correct anything you might happen to miss. The online course will take approximately 3 hours to complete. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and send the completed copy to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to certification you will complete a Quick Review, and a Practical Application session. We will supply two enriched air fills for your first two dives with our PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course covers a wide range of topics including, The Psychology of Rescue, Recognizing Diver Stress, Accident Management, Assisting Responsive and Unresponsive Divers at the Surface and Underwater, Equipment Problems, Oxygen Delivery Systems, Missing Diver Procedures, Responding to Diver Emergencies and Inwater Rescue Breathing.
The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to prevent, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The course broadens a diver's awareness and improves their skills and confidence.
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you check understanding of the presented information before moving on. End-of-section exams verify your mastery of the entire topic and are automatically scored. The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration, and will take approximately 10 - 12 hours to complete.
Click here to register for your PADI Rescue Diver E-Learning Course.
When you arrive in Cayman, you’ll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course. Then, you'll complete the inwater training portion of the course. Your instructor will have you complete ten rescue exercises in open water - either with or without initial skills practice in confined water. Finally, you participate in two Rescue Diver Scenarios in open water.
The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level within the PADI System and allows you to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during pleasure diving experiences, and conduct some PADI programs independently. Becoming a PADI Divemaster consists of the following segments: knowledge development, practical application and the Divemaster final exam. The online portion of the course, PADI Divemaster Online, covers nine topics that prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete the Divemaster course.
You must be at least 18 years old, have a current medical attesting to your diving fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months, and be a certified PADI Advanced and Rescue Diver, or hold qualifying certifications from another dive training organization. You must also have completed an Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course (or other sanctioned first aid and CPR course) within the past 24 months and be able to prove that you have completed at least 40 dives (60 before being able to complete the Divemaster course) with experience of deep dives, night dives and underwater navigation.
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. Other costs – There is a separate application fee due to PADI that needs to be submitted with the Divemaster application once the course is successfully completed.
The PADI Divemaster Online program will provide you with perpetual access to an ebook version of the PADI Divemaster manual, a required material. However, to complete the PADI Divemaster course, you also need a current PADI Instructor Manual, both the Table RDP and eRDPML, The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, and a set of the PADI Divemaster slates.
Following the online training, you will need to successfully complete several practical assessments, workshops and other assignments with your PADI Instructor. You will also need to complete a final exam as well as meet the professionalism criteria. Please contact us for more information on requirements and scheduling.