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PADI Full Open Water Diver Certification - eLearning

PADI Full Open Water Diver Certification - eLearning
Learning to scuba dive in the Cayman Islands has never been more convenient, now you can complete the knowledge development portion of the class online or on a tablet and complete the rest on island.

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Learning to scuba dive in the Cayman Islands has never been more convenient, whether you’re on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course online on your laptop or tablet with PADI eLearning. 

After working through the PADI Open Water Diver eLearning course online and completing all the segments, you can print OR save your eLearning Record and bring it with you to the Cayman Islands to start your underwater adventures with us here at the Ocean Frontiers PADI Dive School.

You’ll learn and master in water dive skills from one of our highly-trained PADI Scuba Instructors during confined and open water dives. The skills you learn during these dives will prepare you to explore a whole new world. Start today on a lifetime of scuba diving adventure and fun!


The course is scheduled over two full days, in Grand Cayman and the typical schedule is as follows:

You will meet with your scuba diving instructor and review what you learned online and ensure all of the online course is complete before heading of into the pool for your confined water dives.

Open Water Class Schedule (after eLearning program completed): 

  • Day One AM Confined Pool Dives Module 1, 2 & 3
  • Day One PM Open Water Dives 1 & 2
  • Day Two AM Confined Pool Dives Modules 4 & 5
  • Day Two PM Open Water Dives 3&4

Open Water Class Cost:

  • Instruction Fees US$429 per person 
  • PADI eLearning Fees US$190 per person - Directly to PADI

 Sign-up for the Open Water Diver Certification here: 

The US$429.00* Per person is paid to Ocean Frontiers and includes all scuba rental equipment, training and dives as well as the processing of the certification card.  

PADI Standards also require the purchase of a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP Table or eRDP version) and a log book. You may purchase these at your home town dive store or from our dive shop. These items are not included in your course fees.

Prices for additional items are as follows:

  • RDP Crew pak US$42.00 (includes both dive table & log book)
  • eRDPml Crew pak US$49.00 (includes eRDPml & log book)
  • RDP US$27.00
  • eRDPml US$34.00
  • PADI Log book US$20.00

Ocean Frontiers also recommends that you support your home town dive shop and consider purchasing your mask, fins and snorkel from them before you visit the Cayman Islands. After you are a PADI certified diver, you may wish to return to your home town dive shop to purchase your very own scuba gear or sign up for a specialty class.


PADI Open Water Diver Course - More Info

  • What does it cover?

The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world's most popular scuba certification course. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water Divers. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and dive skills (techniques, methods). The PADI Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need. You develop the remaining skills by actually diving with a PADI Instructor at the Ocean Frontiers PADI Dive Center.

  • What are the PADI Open Water Diver course prerequisites?

To be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, you need to be at least 10 years old*, fit for diving, and able to swim. To be able to participate in the PADI eLearning Open Water online program, you simply need to be at least 10 years old.

  • How does it work?

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. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

  • What else is required to complete the course?

Prior to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll visit your PADI Dive Center (Ocean Frontiers) to complete your training. You'll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete five confined water dives and four open water training dives with your PADI Instructor. You learn and master each of the required skills in confined water (swimming pool-like conditions) first before moving on and showing your instructor that you can comfortably repeat those skills in open water. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be a certified entry-level diver able to rent dive gear, get air fills and dive anywhere in the world in better or similar conditions to those you've trained in.

  • How long do you have to complete the eLearning course?

The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration. Though you must finish the online portion of the course within that time frame, you will have perpetual access to an online version of the PADI Open Water Diver manual.

  • What is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete this eLearning program?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online will take approximately 12-15 hours to complete.


Sign Up for eLearning with PADI here.  This link will authomitcally affiliate your class with Ocean Frontiers. If you sign up for eLearning not using this link, please affiliate your class with the dive shop name "Ocean Frontiers" in the country "Cayman Islands" from the drop down menus, this way we are notified when you have completed the online component of the class. 

The online class does not include the class with Ocean Frontiers and the certification class with pool sessions and open water dives must be booked separately with Ocean Frontiers.  

All diver students will be required to complete a PADI Medical Questionnaire which can be downloaded from our downloads page.

Ocean Frontiers Dive Center is a PADI 5 Star Facility and has been providing quality diver education in the Cayman Islands since 1996