What does it cover?
PADI Dive Theory Online consists of six easy-to-learn sections, covering Physics, Physiology, Equipment, The Recreational Dive Planner, Diving Environment and Dive Skills.
Who can benefit from completing the course?
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.
What are the PADI Dive Theory online prerequisites?
Anyone at least 10 years of age may enroll in PADI Dive Theory Online.
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 check understanding of the presented information before moving on. This lets you go through the program efficiently and at your own pace. End-of-section exams verify your mastery of the entire topic and are automatically scored.
What else is required to complete the course?
Unlike other PADI eLearning® courses, Dive Theory Online does not have a practical component. Completing the online course material is all that is required.
What Does it Cost?
The course fee for PADI Dive Theory Online is the course amount, non-refundable.
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.
What is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete this eLearning program?
The PADI Dive Theory 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, if there is going to be one. If you are to participate in a practical phase, 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.
Watch this tutorial to see how eLearning works.
PADI offers the Open Water Diver Course in multiple languages for your convenience!
PADI Flow Chart
Click the image below to expand and view the PADI FLOW CHART.