Open Water Diver (OWD) Course

Get certified in 2-3 days.

As the world’s most popular course, the Open Water Diver course is a full entry-level certification course which allows you to diver to depths of up to 60ft/18m.

What You Will Learn

You will learn some basics about diving, including how to communicate, be helped into gear, and take your first breathes underwater.

The course consists of an introduction by your dive instructor, a quick quiz and off you go to a pool to practice a few skills.  

You and the dive instructor will work with you on your scuba equipment so you are comfortable and before you know it, you are breathing underwater!

Once the pool session is complete and you are comfortable, you will go to a shallow dive site and swim among the fish and see our beautiful coral reefs.

The course usually takes 1/2 Day, and ends with a 30-40 minute shore or boat dive.


  • To enroll in an Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older.
  • You need adequate swimming skills
  • You should be in good physical health
  • We advise tourists to complete the required e-learning before you leave for your vacation, to maximize your free time. 
  • No prior experience with scuba diving is required

Where Can I Book A Course?

There are a good number of excellent Dive Centres in Grand Cayman. Check out: