What Is PADI elearning ?

What Is PADI elearning ?

Choose PADI elearning For Your Phuket Diving Course And Free Up Valuable Vacation Time

In this digital age books are fast becoming a relic of the past, we can access all the information we need through the internet and diving is no different. 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the PADI elearning initiative, the modern way of learning.

Just as you can access your Facebook and instagramm accounts pretty much anywhere at anytime you can do the same with your dive theory and arrive on your holiday safe in the knowledge that you won’t be cooped up in a classroom for hours. After filling out some simple forms and a quick quiz you can head straight to the pool or open water depending on which PADI course you’re enrolling for.

PADI eLearning On The Beach

PADI eLearning On The Beach

Options?

At the moment there are three main options for PADI Open Water Course:

  • elearning online – requires an internet connection at all times, designed for PC/laptop use. Requires flash so won’t work on iOS and Android devices
  • elearning offline (Touch) – a downloadable version for tablets and smartphones, can be accessed anywhere at anytime
  • elearning lite – a basic version (manual only) does not contain videos, quizzes or exams. You’ll still have some classroom time but you’ll already have a great idea of what to expect

PADI are soon to make one version that will have both the online and offline options, we believe that will be happening some time later this year.

How Do I Sign Up?

That’s fairly straight forward, you can either go directly through the PADI website or get a link from your PADI dive centre (recommended). If you do go directly through PADI then please remember to enter your chosen dive centre’s store number (ours is 23175). The registration is a simple process and you’ll be ready to start learning in minutes. There’s simple instructions for every step and if you get a little confused , contact PADI or your chosen dive centre for help.

What If I Have To Cancel My Trip?

No big issue really, the elearning package is valid for one year from redemption and can used in ANY PADI dive centre. You won’t be able to get a refund for the elearning but when you get a chance to complete your course then any dive centre will reduce the price of the course because you’ve already paid for your certification fees as part of the elearning package.

PADI elearning At Home

PADI elearning At Home

What Courses Are Available?

The range is continually expanding but at present you can self study at home for:

Is It Worth It?

100% yes, every student who’s completed the elearning before arrival has been glad they’ve done so. Learning to dive in three days is no mean feat and by getting a huge chunk of the course out of the way before arrival frees a lot of time and makes the pool session much more relaxed and fun, there’s simply no need to rush. Of course you’ll also have a much happier instructor – we don’t like being cooped up in a classroom either.

So what are you waiting? Sign up for elearning today and start your life changing experience with us at Local Dive Thailand!

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