PADI's eLearning

If you’re looking for a flexible way to fit a scuba certification into your busy schedule or if you just prefer web based learning, then PADI’s online scuba programs are the way to go.
Whether you want to take scuba lessons for beginners or you’re ready to advance your scuba skills training, PADI eLearning is a convenient way to learn.


The four Crew-Paks that will be initially* available for consumers to purchase are:

  • Open Water eLearning Crew-Pak with Table, Blue Logbook, Imperial ( product no. 70824 )
  • Open Water eLearning Crew-Pak with Table, Blue Logbook, Metric (product no. 71824)
  • Adventures in Diving eLearning Crew-Pak (product no. 60332)
  • Rescue Diver eLearning Crew-Pak (product no. 70820)

*Open Water eLearning Crew-Pak with eRDPml, Blue Logbook (product no. 70823) and Open Water eLearning Crew-Pak with Computer Book (product no. 70821) will be available soon.

For more information about the new product offerings in the eLearning Shopping Cart, contact your PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre ( S-21933) Manager or Sales Consultant.

How does it work?

After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

What does it cost?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is $120 (US) nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will charge an additional fee for the inwater portion of your certification. You may also need to purchase a mask, snorkel, pair of fins and other personal dive equipment. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will help you choose equipment suited to your needs. You'll also need a Recreational Dive Planner (Table or eRDP version) or the How to Use and Choose Dive Computers manual and a log book. Contact your dive center for all of these things and to find out the total course cost.

How long do you have to complete the eLearning course?

The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration. Though you must finish the online portion of the course within that time frame, you will have perpetual access to the eBook version of the PADI Open Water Diver manual.

What is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete this eLearning program?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online will take approximately 12-15 hours to complete.

How do you document that you've completed the eLearning segment?

Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to your selected PADI Dive Center or Resort.