PADI has many ways to accommodate students different needs. It is possible to start a course in one location and complete the course in another.
A student can begin their Open Water Diver Course with a dive center near their home. They can complete as much or as little of the knowledge development, pool (confined water) skills, or open water checkout dives as they like or have time to finish before a scheduled trip. The remaining portions of the course will then be completed by another instructor or dive center.
Contact us for the specifics on the documentation needed from the original dive center or instructor in order to make this a stress free method of finishing a certification.