Online PADI Scuba Courses

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PADI Online Scuba Courses                         

GO TO SCUBA CLASSES IN YOUR UNDERWEAR!  You are going to love this!  Better than a book, video and a stuffy classroom. You'll be at home where you have all the Tequila coffee you can drink.

You do not need a shop or resort at this time. All PADI trained divers must complete this portion of training regardless of where you will take the pool, skills or open water portion. You could live in the North Pole and complete this part of training. Then, when you are ready to do the confined water or skills, print out the completion certificate and take it to any PADI dive shop. It's easy to find a PADI shop, as PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors and is the largest certifying scuba agency on Earth. Find them in every country - Well that might be a small exaggeration. Pretty sure they aren't in Antarctica. But you can dive in Antarctica if you want!  But it is true that PADI is larger and more recognized  than all the other scuba certification agencies put together. 

Your pace, Your schedule, on your computer or tablet! Review as much as you want with 24/7 access. It only takes about 10 hours for the "Open Water Course" and is filled with plenty of interactive video, diagrams and  visuals making it much easier to learn (stay awake).  As you advance through the different modules, you will have "Knowledge Reviews" (short quizzes) to prove how brilliant you are. You can review, start at the beginning again and take the quizzes as much as you want to. When you are satisfied then you take a final quiz. Don't cheat cause Santa is a personal friend of mine and he knows if your naughty or nice.  Plus, your shop you get certified with can tell when you take the assessment test. Print the completion report with your scores, and bring it to your local PADI dive shop. You have completed the first portion of your training and never even had to get out of your jammies.  Convenient, Effective and Fun!


Which learning method is right for you?

  • PADI eLearning® is computer-internet based learning with integrated videos and other interactive features
  • PADI Touch® is a tablet or mobile-based version of the eLearning with integrated videos and other interactive features. Touch requires the free PADI Library App, which allows you to work offline using an Android or iOS phone or tablet.

Things to know about eLearning and Touch Courses

  • All eLearning or Touch fees are paid directly to PADI via the secure online links found below
  • Enhancement Pack - These include the additional items you need to participate in each of the classes (ie Log Book, Slates, etc).  These can be purchased during the registration of your eLearning or touch course and are shipped directly from PADI to your house or business.
  • The E-Learning or Touch cost portion is what you would expect as the student materials and, in the case of certain classes, the classroom portion of training as well. With all courses, there is additional training which can include classroom, skills demonstration, pool time and open water dives.  Those parts of training may come with additional fees to complete your certification. 

Open Water Scuba Diver Online Course

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. You complete your online portion at home. You do not have to have a shop or resort in mind at this time. All PADI trained divers must complete this portion of training regardless of where you will take the pool and skills portion. 

PADI Open Water eLearning or PADI Open Water Touch cost $185 per person. 

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eLearning Touch eRDPml (recommended)


PADI electronic Recreational Dive Planner Multi-Level (eRDPml)

The purpose of the eRDPml is to help you plan and make no stop (no decompression) dives. Now with the Touch, the mobile version, divers have another convenient platform for dive planning while on the go (or even on a dive boat)—wherever you take your smartphone or tablet. Here are some of the features and benefits of using the eRDPml Touch:

  • Plans multilevel dives for maximum no stop dive time
  • Reduces potential for errors or miscalculation compared with dive table use
  • Includes references to table guidelines
  • Metric or imperial formats
  • Convenient planner and backup for your dive computer
  • Great  for use on all PADI courses
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Scuba Tune-Up / Re-Activate Online Course

Consider the Scuba Tune-Up and ReActivate™ online course as a refresher course that is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics.  It’s quick and easy and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving vacation. 

Scuba Tune-up eLearning or ReActivate Touch cost is $65 per person 

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eLearning Touch eRDPml (recommended)


Advanced Open Water Diver Online Course

With this course, you will build on what you have learned during the PADI Open Water Diver Course. You develop new capabilities by introducing new activities while having fun scuba diving under the supervision of your PADI instructor.  With the PADI Advanced Open Water eLearning you will complete the following Adventure Dive sections.

  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Wreck Diver

Advanced Open Water eLearning Cost is $173 per person 

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eLearning eRDPml (recommended)


Rescue Diver Online Course

After completing the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification, you're ready for the eLearning Rescue Diver course.  By the completion of these scuba lessons, you will be prepared to help prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies along with the importance of self rescue.  After taking the online portion, you will take your "completion report" to any PADI facility to continue on to the "water" portion of the training. Most divers say "This is the best PADI scuba certification course they have ever taken!" Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other scuba divers
  • Emergency management and rescue equipment
  • Rescuing panicked scuba divers
  • Rescuing an unresponsive diver

Rescue eLearning cost is $179 per person

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Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) Online Course

The PADI Enriched Air Diver (aka Nitrox) course online includes all the knowledge development requirements for the course. You'll also have unlimited access to the PADI Enriched Air Diver manual online for reference after you have completed the course.  Prior to certification as a PADI Enriched Air Diver, you must complete a Quick Review, a Practical Application session and either two enriched air training dives or predive simulations with a PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor. When you have completed the eLearning, contact your local PADI dive center or resort to schedule the practical application and predive simulation. 

PADI Nitrox eLearning cost is $175 per person 

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eLearning eRDPml (recommended)


Digital Underwater Photographer Online Course

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course Online includes all the knowledge development requirements for the course. If you want to take digital photos and video underwater, this course will teach you how. In the first two sections, the focus is primarily on still photography – whether you take digital still images with a camera or camcorder. Section Three covers some specific tips on how to take image quality video underwater with digital cameras. 

Digial Photo eLearning cost is $178 per person

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Equipment Repair Online Course

An interactive, multimedia tool for the PADI Equipment Specialist course.  Material covered includes:

  • Types of Scuba Systems (including open circuit and rebreathers)
  • Scuba Cylinders and Valves
  • Regulators
  • Instrumentation (including SPG, dive computers, depth gauges and compasses)
  • Enriched Air Equipment, and much more

Equipment Touch cost is $52

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Divemaster Online Course

Your first step into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins here after completion of the PADI Rescue Diver Certification.  In these diving lessons, you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. These material are presented in an interactive online environment and topics include the following:

  • Dive Planning
  • Dive Management and Control
  • Supervising Students in Training
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Equipment
  • Diving Skills and Environment
  • The Recreational Dive Planner

Divemaster eLearning cost is $244 per person

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eLearning eRDPml Dive Theory (recommended) Reactive (recommended)


Dive Theory Online Course

PADI Dive Theory Online consists of six easy-to-learn sections covering Physics, Physiology, Equipment, The Recreational Dive Planner, Diving Environment and Dive Skills.

The course is designed for anyone who is interested and wants to improve their dive theory knowledge. PADI Divemaster candidates, IDC-bound Pros, IDC Staff Instructor candidates and Course Director Training Course applicants can use the program to prepare for their course exams. Divers of all levels can take the course for personal enrichment. 

PADI Dive Theory eLearning cost is $136 per person

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PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Online

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the cornerstone of PADI's professional-level training. Becoming a PADI Instructor consists of these segments – knowledge development, practical application and the Instructor Examination. The online portion of the course covers nine topics which prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete your PADI Assistant Instructor or PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course. Through PADI's eLearning® system and practical segments of the IDC, you are introduced to the complete PADI System of Diver Education, and you learn to use it as a professional dive educator. 

PADI IDC eLearning cost is $390 per person

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eLearning eRDPml Dive Theory  Reactive (recommended)