Cayman Diving provides the ultimate dive experience right from the beautiful shores of Grand Cayman. Not only is Cayman Dive School 5-Star rated with our terrific instructors, we’re also 5-Star rated with our fabulous service. Our goal is to give you the best diving experience, best training, and best personalized service possible.
Grand Cayman is a nirvana for scuba divers from all over the world. The island’s magical underwater world rose to fame in the early 80’s and has remained a popular diving destination due to its year-round excellent conditions and accessibility. Each side of the island offers something different underwater with each coast showing off unique and beautiful scenery and all sorts of fish and wildlife.
From the west side’s underwater tropical paradise, to the North Wall’s iconic Tarpon Alley, Eagle Ray Pass, and Hammerhead Hill, to the Kittiwake there’s a dive in Cayman for everyone. Stingray City in Grand Cayman is famous the world over and deservedly so. You can visit these friendly creatures at the sandbar or at a shallow dive site just a short trip along the barrier reef.
Dive groups are limited - average is 3-4 on most dives - which means no crowded boats or dive sites. This is perfect for small groups who want their own boat and instructors.
We love to dive, so if you’re taking classes consider a dive package as well. We can take you to wonderful wreck dives, wall dives or Stingray City dives. We dive the North, West and South sides of the Island. Book now or call the crew +1 345 916 8487.
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CAYMAN'S FAVORITEDIVE SCHOOL
Cayman Diving School has been teaching diving for more than 30 years. An accredited PADI 5 STAR Instructor Development Center, - which means we’re the top rated PADI center in the Cayman Islands. From your first time underwater to advanced, technical or speciality courses, we've got you covered.
A great way to try diving is the Resort Course or Discover Scuba Diving Course. A PADI Dive Instructor will go over a short information session and a shallow water practice session (3-8 ft) with you before you go on your dive. In this shallow water practice session you have the chance to try the gear, do a few practice skills and get comfortable before the dive. On the dive you will see many colorful fish and wonderful creatures.
As a resort diver your depth is limited to 40 feet. If you really enjoy yourself and would like to dive again, you don’t need to repeat the theory and shallow water session. However you must always dive with an instructor and you are limited to 40 feet. If you decide that you’d like to continue to become a Certified Diver then you can credit your resort dive toward your Open Water Course.
Open Water Diver
If you’ve never tried diving before or you have been resort diving and want to continue on, this course will certify you as a PADI diver to dive anywhere in the world. The course theory is now completed online. See eLearning for details (Private theory sessions can be arranged if you prefer). The Open Water Course includes shallow water training sessions and four Open Water Training Dives in the ocean. The course takes approximately 1.5 to 3 days, depending on which course option you select.
If you don’t have a lot of time or would like to spend more time diving once you are certified, you can take the referral program. This allows you to complete the theory and pool portion of the course right at home at a dive shop near you. Your Dive Instructor there signs Referral papers for you to bring to us. We do the training dives for you here in our nice, warm, clear waters. You’ll complete four training dives over two half days.
The PADI Adventure Diver program is the first step beyond Open Water Diver Certification. It’s a great way to explore other diving interests such as night diving, underwater photography and many other exciting dive activities. Once you’re comfortable with the basic skills, Adventure Diver helps you journey into diverse environments and experience new adventures.
Adventure Diver consists of three dives. These three dives may be done together or one at time. All of these dives can be credited toward both the Advanced Diver and Specialty Diver Courses.
The PADI Advanced Diver program can follow the Open Water or the Adventure Diver. It’s a means to explore other diving interests and improve your diving skills. The program consists of five dives, three elective dives and two core dives. The two core dives include the deep dive and the Navigation dive. The elective dives are fun and exciting dives that may be selected from the list below. The Advanced dives may also be credited towards the Specialty Diver programs.
Rescue Diver & First Aid
Emergency First Response (EFR) is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organization. Dedicated to training the lay rescuer, EFR courses encompasses adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training, and feature an outstanding First Aid at Work component.
Divers take the Emergency First Response courses to meet program prerequisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the EFR program to be important in everyday life. They have taken a significant step in emergency preparedness, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise.
The Emergency First Response program meets requirements for CPR and First Aid in the workplace and incorporates the latest procedures for emergency patient care.
RESCUE DIVER COURSE
‘Challenging’ and ‘rewarding’ best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.
The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.
What You Learn
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked diver
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
Master Scuba Diver
Sharpen Your Skills with the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating
You have the passion. You want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. You want to live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced.
Do it by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver – a rating that puts you in a class of distinction – writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that sets you apart.
To become a Master Scuba Diver you are required to fulfill the following:
- 60 logged dives
- Rescue Diver
- 5 PADI Specialties
GO PRO - BE A PADI DIVE INSTRUCTOR - LIVE THE DREAM
With more people learning to dive using the PADI system of diver education than with any other recreational scuba programme, it’s no wonder that PADI professionals are the most sought after dive leaders in the world.
Just imagine leading a life others only dream about.
Whether you work in a local dive centre, at a resort in a tropical dive destination or on a live-aboard dive boat, the adventure of a lifetime could be yours. You will also enable others to enrich their own lives through the experience of diving.
To work as a PADI Professional start by taking the PADI Divemaster course and work your way up to the PADI Instructor level. PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC) and Instructor Examinations (IE) redefine the standard for instructor training and assessment, and coupled with state of the art educational materials, is the most comprehensive program in the world.
LEVELS OF INSTRUCTORS
- PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
- Emergency First Response Instructor
- Specialty Instructor
- Master Scuba Diver Trainer
- Staff Instructor
- Course Director
Emergency First Response Instructor Course
CPR and first aid are important skills that are in high demand. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you can teach these skills to anyone. Teach CPR and first aid to others so they can be prepared for an emergency.
PADI Divemaster Course
Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. You will be working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.
What You Learn
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercise.