Start Your PADI Scuba Certification Online! It's called eLearning and it's easy.
Begin your acdemics portion of your scuba certification online at your own pace, anytime, anywhere with PADI eLearning.While you’re working through the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online or after you complete all the segments, you can print your eLearning record and bring it in to any PADI dive shop or resort to start the next phase in your underwater adventure.
PADI eLearning gives you:
- Convenient online access
- Unrestricted access to your online PADI Open Water Diver Manual
- FREEDOM!! Learning at your own pace and on your own schedule.
Purchase PADI eLearning via a secure online payment system ($130US).
There are additional charges for in-water training and equipment rental through the scuba school.
The new minimum age for student divers enrolled in PADI eLearning courses is 10 years old (when PADI course prerequisites permit.) This change went into effect 1 October, 2009, bringing online training requirements in line with PADI standards. An eLearner under the age of 13 requires parent or guardian permission to register online. Also, for the protection of the child’s privacy, PADI Dive Centers and Resorts will only receive the parent or guardian’s email address and must communicate directly with the parent or guardian, until or unless given parental permission to communicate with the child.
Want to give the gift of scuba diving?
Purchase a PADI eLearning Gift Pass so your friends and loved ones can join you underwater. It’s a great gift for birthdays, holidays or special occasions.
How to Start? Purchase the code and one of our training consultants will contact you within 12hrs to guide you thru the ionline enrollment process.
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 your local PADI Dive Center or Resort.
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´è_ 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 or Resort 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.
What does it cost?
The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is the course amount nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will charge an additional fee for the inwater portion of your certification. You may also need to purchase a mask, snorkel, pair of fins and other personal dive equipment. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will help you choose equipment suited to your needs. You'll also need a Recreational Dive Planner (Table or eRDP version) or the How to Use and Choose Dive Computers manual and a log book. Contact your dive center for all of these things and to find out the total course cost.
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.
How do you document that you've completed the eLearning segment?
Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to your selected PADI Dive Center or Resort.