PADI eLearning with Latchi Dive Centre, PADI 5 STAR Dive Centre in Cyprus

Electronic learning (PADI eLearning) is the delivery of education online, using web-based technology.

PADI eLearning allows you to begin your dive education at your convenience. On the internet, and to finish your training in the water with a PADI Professional. With PADI eLearning, you complete the knowledge development (classroom) portion of the most popular courses at your own pace. Studying anytime and anywhere you have a high-speed internet connection.

Which online PADI courses are currently available?

  • Open Water Diver Online – available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese and Korean
  • Advanced Open Water Diver Online – English
  • Enriched Air Diver Online – English and Japanese
  • Digital Underwater Photographer Online – English
  • Scuba Tune-up Online – English
  • Dive Theory Online – English and Japanese
  • Rescue Diver Online – English
  • Divemaster Online – English and Japanese
  • Instructor Development Online – English, Japanese, and Spanish

PADI Open Water Diver Course


What does it cover?

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 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.

What are the PADI Open Water Diver course prerequisites?

To be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, you need to be at least 10 years old*, fit for diving, and able to swim. To be able to participate in the PADI eLearning Open Water online program, you simply need to be at least 10 years old. *In some regions the minimum age is higher.

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 else is required to complete the course?

Prior to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver, you’ll visit your PADI Dive Center or Resort to complete your training. You’ll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete five confined water dives and four open water training dives with your PADI Instructor. You learn and master each of the required skills in confined water (swimming pool-like conditions) first before moving on and showing your instructor that you can comfortably repeat those skills in open water. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be a certified entry-level diver able to rent dive gear, get air fills and dive anywhere in the world in better or similar conditions to those you’ve trained in.

What does it cost?

The Course online is the course amount 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 PADI eLearning course?

The PADI 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 an online version of the PADI Open Water Diver manual.

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

The 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.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course


What does it cover?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course online segment includes knowledge development for the two required topics; the Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, along with five of the most popular elective dives. These include Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diver, Boat Diver and Underwater Naturalist. As with the PADI Open Water Diver course, the entire PADI Adventures in Diving manual (complete with all Adventure Dive possibilities) will be available online to divers enrolled in the course.

Please note that if you wish to complete the PADI Enriched Air Diver (nitrox) or Digital Underwater Photographer Adventure Dives then the relationship to the Adventures in Diving program differs slightly.

You will need to complete the knowledge development for those two programs separately, either through the PADI Enriched Air Online or Digital Underwater Photography Online programs or by purchasing the student manuals from your local PADI Dive Center. Experience real adventure and be one step closer to Master Scuba Diver – the ultimate non-professional certification in recreational diving.

What are the course prerequisites?

You need to be at least 12 years old, a certified entry-level diver and fit for diving to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. Any certified entry-level diver who is at least 12 years old may enroll in the PADI eLearning Advanced Open Water Diver online program.

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 else is required to complete the course?

Prior to certification as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you must successfully complete at least five Adventure Dives. Two of these are mandatory; the Deep Adventure Dive and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive. The other three dives that you complete can be chosen from a wide range of Adventure Dives and the decision as to which dives you complete will be based on what is available at your dive location and what your PADI Instructor is able to offer.

What does it cost?

The Course online is the course amount nonrefundable. The fee covers the knowledge development training as well as unlimited access to the entire PADI Adventures in Diving manual online. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will charge an additional fee for the inwater portion of your certification. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort can help you with any equipment needs for the course as well. Contact the dive center to determine total course costs.

How long do you have to complete the PADI eLearning course?

The PADI 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 an online version of the PADI Adventures in Diving manual.

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

The Course online will take approximately 8 hours to complete.

Why does the eLearning course only cover knowledge development for these seven dives when there are actually more Adventure Dives to choose from?

After surveying PADI Members around the world (particularly those who teach the most Advanced Open Water Diver courses), these dives were identified as the most popular. Your PADI Adventures in Diving manual ebook has the knowledge development segments of the additional Adventure Dives, should you choose to pursue them.

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.

PADI Dive Theory Course


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 PADI eLearning course?

The PADI 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.

PADI Scuba Tune-up


What does it cover?

PADI Scuba Tune-up Online content is broken down into 8 easy-to-learn sections after an introduction, covering Safe Diving Practices, Dive Planning Fundamentals, Problem Management, Breathing Air at Depth, Dive Computers and Dive Tables, Planning Dives with the RDP, Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox and Diving Skills Review.

Who can benefit from completing the course?

The course is designed for anyone who wants to refresh their dive knowledge. The program is primarily designed for certified divers who wish to return to scuba diving after a period of inactivity, however, it is also a great resource for any diver to brush up.

What are the PADI Scuba Tune-up course prerequisites?

To participate in the practical (in-water) portions of the program, you need to be a certified diver, or a diver undergoing training, at least 10 years old, and fit for diving. Anyone at least 10 years old may enroll in the PADI eLearning Scuba Tune-up online program.

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?

While PADI Scuba Tune-up Online does not necessarily require that any training dives in confined or open water take place, it makes sense to refresh both your knowledge and skills. Be sure and discuss the options you have for completing the practical elements with your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to maximize the benefit of completing the PADI Scuba Tune-up Online.

How long do you have to complete the PADI eLearning course?

The PADI 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?

If all information is reviewed, the PADI Scuba Tune-Up online will take approximately 5 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 going 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.

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