About PADI e-Learning

PADI e-Learning

Nowadays time is precious to everyone and whilst you're on holiday, everyone wants to maximise their time in the sun having fun. So the thought of sitting in a classroom learning diving theory can sometimes seem a little unappealing! Or if you have a busy schedule and need some flexibility to fit in your PADI course, or you just wanted to get started ahead of time, e-Learning and Open Water Touch lets you do that.

You can start learning at home and for some courses have all the theory completed before you even get to us! PADI's home-study materials give you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through interactive, convenient computer-based programmes. Have a look at the PADI e-Learning option below:

By enrolling in PADI's e-learning option, you can complete all of the required theory for your course in advance. You will be taken through a series of interactive videos with audio and visual explanations to help you understand, learn and complete all of the required theory aspects of the course. You will also have full access to an online version of the course manual for a period of 12 months. During your training you will be tested along the way with various quizzes to ensure everything is clear and you are understanding everything required. You can stop and start your e-Learning whenever and wherever you want, so if you prefer to do just an hour at a time you can. It is all designed to make things as convenient for you as possible. You will have our full support during your e-Learning, should you wish to contact us to ask any questions. Once you have finished your e-Learning you will be able to print off a completion record, which you will need to bring with you to show us once you start your course.

Please note: everything you do will be completed online, so you will need access to a permanent Internet connection via a PC or Mac. The materials cannot be downloaded nor is this suitable for an iPad or smartphone.

e-Learning is available for the following courses:

Sign up for PADI eLearning NOWOpen Water Diver  - After a quick review with us when you arrive, you can head straight to the pool for the Confined Water training. By completing e-Learning, the Open Water course can be completed in 2 1/2 days instead of 3 1/2 days, saving you precious time.       

Advanced Open Water Diver - Only some dives that you can take on the Advanced course are available on e-Learning so do check with us first. Once completed, it's straight to the Open Water for you to begin your Adventure dives.

Rescue Diver Online - After a quick review with us when you arrive, we can get straight on with the Open Water skills and scenarios. By completing e-Learning, the Rescue course can be completed in 2 days instead of 3 days, saving you precious time.

Enriched Air Diver Online - After a quick review with us when you arrive, we can then get straight on to the practical application session (theory based training only – see the Enriched Air (Nitrox) page for different options  or head out on the boat for your 2 Enriched Air training dives.


Digital Underwater Photography Online - Once you arrive, you will need to complete a photo dive in a pool or open water for Level 1 certification. For Level 2 certification you will be required to complete a second photo dive in Open Water.


PADI eLearning

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