The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world's most popular scuba certification course.
Designed with the busy diver in mind, eLearning is all about convenience – the opportunity to begin and continue diver education beginning on the internet and continuing through a PADI Dive Centre or Resort of your choice.
Through an interactive web-based program new students will read, hear and see the same material other student divers receive from interacting with the PADI Open Water Diver manual and Video or Multimedia.
Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and motor procedures (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.
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.
The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is $136 (AUS) 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). There is an additional fee for the inwater portion of your certification along with the mandatory purchase of a Recreational Dive Planner (Table or eRDP version) and a log book.