PADI eLearning courses
Start Your PADI Scuba Education Online
Whether you want to learn to scuba dive or are already a scuba diver who is looking for a flexible way to fit another dive course into your busy schedule, PADI eLearning courses are a convenient way to get started immediately.
The knowledge development portion of the course allows you to work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system. This interactive study option allows you to learn any time and anywhere you have an internet connection.
PADI eLearning courses enable you to:
- Watch, listen, read and interacting with a dynamic instructional program.
- Access the material for one year, plus gain unlimited access to an online version of the course manual.
- Get in the water quickly – applying what you’ve learned – when you meet with your PADI Instructor.
- You can buy them as a gift for someone.
Open Water Diver Course online the most popular of the PADI eLearning courses is for is for beginners who want to learn to scuba dive and earn their first diver certification
The online PADI Open Water Diver Manual is an interactive learning experience. Dive into your PADI Open Water Diver program
- Study the facts, principles and concepts needed to prepare you for confined and open water dives.
- Video clips that introduce the world of scuba diving.
- Take progressive self quizzes to test your understanding of the material.
- Final exam included
ReActivate eLearning has 20 main sections with scenarios that help you recall and apply what you know and want to refresh in an integrated manner. You’ll answer several questions and either move on to the next section, or review additional background information for more detail. It’s intuitive and interesting.
Examples of section topics include:
diving health and fitness
To complete your knowledge refresher, you’ll be prompted to complete a Quick Review. ReActivate eLearning also includes a dive skills review with video demonstrations along with RDP and enriched air diving reviews.
Advanced Open Water Diver Course online is perfect for certified divers who are looking to improve their dive skills, learn some new ones or spend more time working with a PADI Instructor. The online program includes seven sections that can be thought of as a specialty course “sampler.”
The PADI Rescue Diver Course online is broken down into 5 easy-to-learn sections after an introduction. The course covers a wide range of topics including, the psychology of rescue, recognizing diver stress, and accident management,
Dive Theory online is great if you’re looking to improve your overall dive theory knowledge.
Instructor Development Course online is the independent study portion of the Instructor Development Course (IDC). The nine online sections provide foundational information that better prepares the candidate to focus on learning to become a dive educator and teach the PADI System of diver education.
Digital Underwater Photography Course online teaches you the SEA (shoot, examine, adjust) method to quickly and easily capture your favourite and most exciting moments underwater. This online program also includes an overview of underwater videography.
Enriched Air Nitrox Course online provides the knowledge base for PADI’s most popular specialty course. Learn the benefits, safety considerations and important procedures of diving with enriched air nitrox (air with a higher oxygen content)
Don’t miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it’s a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You’ll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.
If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Equipment Specialist course.
The Equipment Specialist eLearning course teaches you about:
Gear care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations.
Common equipment problems and how to handle them.
Equipment configuration suggestions and the latest gear.
Discover simple to follow steps for emergency care. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.
Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non stressful learning environment.
Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site.
Along with reviewing reasons for deep diving and the importance of knowing your personal limits, you’ll learn about:
Specialized deep diving equipment.
Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures, safety considerations and buoyancy control
Managing your gas supply and dealing with gas narcosis..
Maintaining your DPV.
How to plan dives, including procedures for staying with your buddy.
DPV-handling skills, such as making proper descents and ascents.
Potential problems and ways to deal with them.
The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sounds like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.
In addition to reviewing dive safety procedures when using a dry suit, you’ll learn:
Which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you.
How to take care of your dry suit.
Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
Mastering buoyancy control when using a dry suit.
Scuba diving at night teaches you to pay attention to details you may overlook during the day. You’ll learn:
Light handling and communication techniques.
Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behaviour at night.
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater.
They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought.
They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too.
The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.
Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.
Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.
Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.
Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.
You’ll learn to use natural clues to navigate and also practice:
Methods to estimate distance underwater.
Compass navigation while making multiple turns
Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.
Underwater map making.
Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. You’ll also learn:
Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
Surveying and mapping a wreck.
Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants