About PADI e-Learning


Nowadays time is precious to everyone and whilst you’re on holiday you probably want to maximise your time having fun in the sun and the thought of sitting in a classroom learning diving theory can sometimes seem a little unappealing! Or you may be so enthusiastic to begin your course that you can’t wait until you get to us to begin studying and PADI e-Learning can help you with that!

padi-e-learningYou can start learning at home and 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.

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.

PADI e-Learning is available for the following courses:

Open Water Diver  – After a quick review with us when you arrive and once the required paperwork is complete, you can head straight to the pool for the Confined Water training. By doing the course by 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 which dives we are able to do with you. 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 and once you have completed the EFR Course, as the theory is complete we can get straight on with the Rescue Exercises you need to learn for the course. By completing e-Learning, the Rescue course can be completed in 2 days instead of 3, saving you precious time.

Enriched Air Diver Online – The web-based system covers all the Enriched Air Diver course content and allows you to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Enriched Air Diver Manual. After a quick review with us when you arrive, we then get straight on to the practical application session (theory based training only) to fulfill the course requirements.

Although not mandatory, we offer you the opportunity to dive using Enriched Air so you can see the benefits of taking the course.

Digital Underwater Photography Online – DUP Online guides you through the principles of great underwater photography, with a bonus section on underwater imaging (including video). You study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual. 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.

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