Learn PADI Education
DNS Diving is proud to be a PADI 5 Star Dive Center. PADI 5 Star Dive Center membership level is awarded to progressive PADI Dive Centers that excel in providing dive consumers with a full range of diver education programs and experience opportunities and that actively promote aquatic environmental awareness.
A PADI 5 Star Dive Center is active in its community presenting a professional image consistent with, or better than, the norm of the marketplace. These dive centers embrace the PADI System of diver education and are committed to providing customers with quality products, services and experiences.
Continuing education is encouraged at DNS Diving. Are you interested in PADI Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, or Enriched Air Nitrox courses? The accomplished PADI trained staff at DNS Diving can guide you through the right education for your specific needs.
Discover Scuba Diving
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.
All it takes is an afternoon of your time. Bring a bathing suit and we take care of everything else! A short briefing about the physics and concepts of diving; followed by your first breaths underwater in the comfort and safety of a warm and shallow sea pool. Once you are comfortable and have mastered a few simple skills, you will be on your way to your first dive among the most beautiful and shallow reefs the Cayman Islands has to offer. Discover Scuba Diving dives have a maximum depth of 40 feet and your air and decompression times will be monitored by your instructor to allow you to just focus on diving and having a great experience. DNS Diving supplies all the equipment you need, and picks you up at your hotel or condo along Seven Mile beach. It takes approximately one afternoon of your time. Pick up at 12:15 p.m. and finished (first dive completed) by 3:00 p.m.
Once you complete your Discover Scuba Diving, you are able to come along and experience diving from one of our boats. If you choose to repeat and dive with us on the boat, there is always an instructor dedicated to you and any other DSD Divers. This ensures that you will have a safe and enjoyable experience as you take your diving to the next level on some of the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean.
PADI Open Water Certification
If you have already tried a DSD or know that diving is the sport for you, it’s time to get your PADI Open Water Scuba Certification. It’s the worlds most popular Scuba Course and is the first step into the great world of scuba diving. There are multiple options to make your certification a reality. Both options are designed to make sure that your certification is conducted safely and promptly to ensure the majority of your dive vacation will be spent diving.
Open Water Referral Online (eLearning)
With today’s technology, getting certified could not be easier. With the eLearning modules that PADI offers, you can complete all of the classroom work required for your OW (Open Water) certification from the comfort of your own home. Each Module is followed by a knowledge review and quiz. Once all modules have been completed you complete the OW online.
Upon arrival you will be 2 days away from your certification. Day 1 consists of the confined water skill sets, which take place in a swimming pool at our teaching location. Followed by open water dives 1 & 2. These dives are conducted from shore and consist of different skill work and time allotted for you to enjoy diving. The following day Dives 3 & 4 are conducted from the boat.
The Open Water Referral Certification includes pickup/drop-offs to and from your hotel or condo along Seven Mile beach, all equipment needed, and the 4 dives required for the certification. To sign up for e-learning, there is a $180 fee payable to PADI for the materials. Please affiliate with DNS Diving, Grand Cayman. All you have to do is follow this link:
Open Water Referral
If its time to get certified, but you aren’t sure about doing the check out dives in a lake, quarry or freshwater spring, an open water referral is the path for you. Complete the classroom and confined water (swimming pool work) with your local dive shop at home, but save the four open water check out dives to do with DNS in the warm and clear waters of Cayman.
Completing the certification only takes two days so you will be diving with the rest of the family in no time. The first day, dives 1 & 2 take place from our shore diving location. Here you will become comfortable with the water and the core skills that are required for diving, while also experiencing the tropical fish and corals of a shallow reef. The second day dives 3 & 4 are conducted from the boat. These dives consist of skills portions as well as time set aside just to dive with your instructor. It might be a little work to get certified, but there is always time for some fun. Once you breach the surface after your 4th dive you will officially be Open Water Certified.
The Open Water Referral Certification includes pickup/drop-offs to and from your hotel or condo on Seven Mile beach, all equipment needed, and the 4 dives required for the certification.
Advanced Open Water Certification
Exploration, Excitement, Experience.
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
What will you learn? You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – In Grand Cayman, buoyancy control, exploring wrecks, photography, and fish identification are popular.
How can you start learning now?
Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. This web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.
Start Your Advanced Certification Online
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning®. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you started right now with the background information you need for seven of the most popular Adventure Dives. To sign up for e-learning, all you have to do is follow this link and affiliate with DNS Diving, Grand Cayman:
What Happens Next?
Go diving and learn! You will need a compass and dive knife or dive tool for the course. You will go on 5 dives, 3 the first day and 2 the second day. After that you are done! We are happy to have you continue your diving education with us, and continue to Rescue Diver and Divemaster, or just kick back and and have a great vacation diving the reefs.
Rescue Diver and Beyond
PADI Rescue Diver Course
Possibly one of the most challenging courses diving has to offer, but will prove to be the most rewarding. By expanding on the prior knowledge you have acquired through your experiences. Dealing with problem prevention and solving, the PADI Rescue Diver Course builds on these experiences and prepares you for more challenging situations. The highlight of this course is becoming more self-reliant.
PADI Divemaster Course
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training right here on DNS Diving boats. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or here at DNS Diving, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI
Contact Us to schedule PADI Rescue Diver or Divemaster classes.