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    Electronic learning (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 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. If you have a busy schedule or just prefer the convenience of online study, eLearning is a good choice.
    Which online courses are currently available? 

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

    Additional languages and courses will become available in the future.

    PADI Open Water Diver Online is for beginners who want to learn to scuba dive and earn their first diver certification.

    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Online is perfect for certified divers who are looking to improve their dive skills, learn some new ones or spend more time working with a PADI Instructor. The online program includes seven sections that can be thought of as a specialty course “sampler.”

    PADI Enriched Air Diver Online provides the knowledge base for PADI’s most popular specialty course. Learn the benefits, safety considerations and important procedures of diving with enriched air nitrox (air with a higher oxygen content).

    PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Online teaches you the SEA (shoot, examine, adjust) method to quickly and easily capture your favorite and most exciting moments underwater. This online program also includes an overview of underwater videography.

    PADI Scuba Tune-up Online is a review program that allows you to refresh your scuba knowledge and safe diving practices. Complete your online review before going to your PADI Dive Center or Resort to practice your dive skills during a PADI Scuba Review program.

    PADI Dive Theory Online is great if you’re looking to improve your dive theory knowledge. PADI Divemaster candidates, Instructor Development Course (IDC)-bound Pros, IDC Staff Instructor candidates and Course Director Training Course applicants can also use the program to prepare for exams.

    PADI Instructor Development Online is the independent study portion of the Instructor Development Course (IDC). The nine online sections provide foundational information that better prepares the candidate to focus on learning to become a dive educator and teach the PADI System of diver education.

    Registration problems are typically caused by one of the following:

    1. No PADI Dive Center was chosen. You must choose a PADI Dive Center or your payment will not go through.
    2. Look for small red asterisks that indicate incomplete information. Please double check that you have completed all fields of the registration form.
    3. Using an iPad? PADI eLearning relies on the use of Adobe Flash, which is not compatible with the iPad or other Apple iOS devices (iPods and iPhones).  PADI Open Water Diver TouchTM, for entry-level training, is tablet-based – ask your PADI Instructor about this option designed specifically for iPads and Android tablets.
    4. Using Internet Explorer? The PADI eLearning system is not compatible with the 64-bit version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. If you are using the 64-bit version (versus the 32-bit version) of Explorer, please update your browser or download an alternate browser – Firefox or Chrome.
    5. Got a Firewall? Corporate proxy or company firewalls will also cause difficulties. The solution is to register from your home computer.
    6. Problem with your credit card. Please ensure that your credit card information has been entered correctly and that the card has not expired.

    In some cases, you’ll need to close your browser completely – exit and close the browser as opposed to only closing the tab or window – and try again. Restart your browser and go to  PADI eLearning to complete the registration process.

    In most cases, log in issues result from an incomplete registration. Often, a dive center was not selected during the registration process. Please follow the steps outlined below to select a dive center and complete the registration process. 

    1. Please close your browser completely (not just the tab).
    2. Restart the browser and go to the PADI eLearning registration page.
    3. Click “Purchase an eLearning course” and follow the prompts until you get to the screen that asks if you have a password.
    4. Change the “no” to “yes”.
    5. Enter your email address and password and follow the prompts to complete your registration process by selecting a PADI Dive Center. This will allow you to enter your payment method and complete your registration.

    If the steps above don’t solve the problem, please contact us:  

    Your eLearning username is the email address used during registration. If you have already tried your primary email, try any alternate email addresses you use.

    Your password information will be sent to the email address associated with the account by clicking the Forgot Password link on the eLearning sign-in screen.

    Sign in to PADI eLearning. To obtain your eRecord at any time, visit the Training Menu and click the eRecord link that appears below the course name.

    The name on my eLearning account is misspelled. How can I change it? 
    Please contact your local PADI Office to correct the spelling of your name (please allow 5-10 business days):

    Please contact your local PADI Office to correct your email address. Only minor spelling mistakes can be corrected. You can’t transfer from one email account to another email account (please allow 5-10 business days):

    Please contact your local PADI Office to change to your PADI eLearning program to a different language, if available (please allow 1-2 business days):

    Once registered, you can’t change the PADI Dive Center or Resort associated with your online program. However, the eRecord you receive when you complete your online study is accepted by any PADI Dive Center, Resort or Instructor worldwide. Where you complete your training is your choice, so it’s necessary to change the store or instructor associated with your eLearning account.

    This problem is typically caused by one of the following:

    The pop-up blocker on your computer has not been disabled. Many of the features of PADI eLearning programs are pop-ups, so if your computer is blocking pop-ups it won’t let you see them. You must disable your pop-up blocker.

    1. Security features are set too high (especially on Microsoft Vista), which interferes with many PADI eLearning features.
    2. Using an Apple device? PADI eLearning relies on the use of Adobe Flash, which is not compatible with the iPad or Apple's default browser, Safari (without specific plug ins). If you use an Apple desktop or laptop computer, PADI eLearning is compatible with both Chrome and Firefox for Mac. Please turn off Safari when starting your computer as it is likely the default browser and will interfere with the eLearning system functionality. If you’re using an iPad, PADI Open Water Diver TouchTM, for entry-level training, is tablet-based – ask your PADI Instructor about this option that is designed specifically for iPad and Android tablets.
    3. Using Internet Explorer? The PADI eLearning system is not compatible with the 64-bit version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. If you are using the 64-bit version (versus the 32-bit version) of Explorer, please update your browser or download an alternate browser – Firefox or Chrome.
    4. Got a Firewall? Corporate proxy or company firewalls will also cause difficulties. The solution is to register from your home computer.
    5. Browser glitch. If your browser locks up, you need to close out of it (not just the tab) and restart the browser. Be sure to refresh the page before you start again and refresh again before you reach the question or slide you had a problem on. By refreshing the page, you clear out the cache.

    If the steps above don’t solve the problem, please contact us:

    PADI eLearning programs are valid for 12 months from the time you first log on. Prior to the end of this 12-month period, you’re reminded via email at 90 days and again at 60 days before the expiration date. If you let your PADI eLearning program expire, please contact your affiliated PADI Dive Center or Resort to discuss options for completing your training.
    No. PADI eLearning currently relies on the use of Adobe Flash, which is not compatible with the Apple iOS devices (iPads, iPods and iPhones). The PADI eLearning system is compatible with most updated browsers for Windows and Mac computers. If you’re using an iPad, PADI Open Water Diver TouchTM, for entry-level training, is tablet-based – ask your PADI Instructor about this option designed specifically for iPads and Android tablets.

    PADI eLearning Gift Pass is very similar to an online gift certificate. Once purchased, a pin code is generated that allows the Gift Pass recipient to register for a specific PADI eLearning program right away. Anyone can purchase gift passes for any PADI eLearning program and give the gift of scuba diving to others.

    You can also customize your Gift Pass for special occasions:

    • Birthdays
    • Holidays
    • Weddings
    • Graduations

    You are even able to provide a personal gift message to the recipient.

    PADI eLearning Gift Passes are the same cost as the online courses.
    Yes, the PADI eLearning Gift Zone allows you to track the redemption status of gift passes.
    No, gift passes do not expire. However, after a gift pass has been redeemed, the eLearner has one year to complete the online program.
    Yes, until a gift pass is redeemed, you can resend it to someone else.
    Yes, there is an option to print your Gift Pass in the PADI eLearning Gift Zone.
    Anyone can purchase a Gift Pass for any PADI eLearning program – PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, PADI Instructors, travel agents, divers, family members, friends, etc.
    Depending on your location, you may be charged VAT or GST, or there may be no sales tax at all. If a Gift Pass is resold, local tax may be payable on the transaction. This depends on the location and tax registration position of each individual business. Please discuss any tax implications with your tax advisors if reselling gift passes to clients.

    There are three different methods: 

    1. PADI Dive Centers and Resorts that purchase PADI eLearning Gift Passes through the PADI Pros’ Site Gift Zone have their purchased gift passes automatically affiliate with their store. This can’t be changed at redemption.
    2. Individuals who purchase PADI eLearning Gift Passes have the option of affiliating their gift passes to a PADI Dive Center or Resort. This can’t be changed at redemption.
    3. If a purchaser doesn’t affiliate a Gift Pass to a specific PADI Dive Center or Resort, the person redeeming will be asked to select one.
    A pin code is generated at the time of purchase that allows the recipient to register for the PADI eLearning program. The pin code should be treated like cash, similar to any other gift certificate.

    There are three distribution options: 

    1. Email the Gift Pass as a gift.
    2. Print out a Gift Pass with the pin code to personally give it to the recipient.
    3. Verbally give someone the Gift Pass pin code to redeem.

    Please contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort or contact your local PADI Office: