PADI Online Scuba Training
Start your scuba training digitally whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. PADI eLearning is the easiest way to fit scuba lessons into your busy schedule. Work at your own pace, online or offline, using your computer or mobile device. Schedule in-water training whenever you’re ready.
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Available eLearning Programs
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Learn to Dive Close to Home
Complete the online training while connected with a PADI Dive Shop near you and complete 100% of your training close to home.
Benefits: take as much time as you need and connect with your local community of divers
Start at Home, Finish on Vacation
Complete the online training and pool training with a local dive shop and complete the open water dives while on holiday.
Benefits: support your local dive shop, don’t waste valuable vacation time studying and practicing skills, spend more of your vacation time diving
Learn on Vacation
Complete all elements of your scuba course (independent study, pool practice, and open water dives) — while on vacation. Use PADI eLearning to finish your independent study online before or during travel to minimize classroom time.
Benefits: learn to scuba dive abroad, meet other student divers from other parts of the globe
PADI eLearning FAQs
Get answers to the most common questions about PADI’s online courses.
The most popular online PADI programs do not expire. Take as much time as you need to complete: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Enriched Air Diver and the Instructor Development Course (IDC). After finishing your online training, you can go back and review the study material as many times and for as long as you want.
For PADI eLearning programs not listed above, access expires after 12 months. You’ll receive an email 90 days and 60 days before access to the program expires. If you lose access, don’t worry, you can still complete your training. Contact a PADI Shop to discuss your options.
Once registered, you can’t change the PADI Dive Center or Resort associated with your online program; however, you may complete your training with any PADI Dive Center, Resort or Instructor worldwide. Where you complete your training is up to you, so it’s not necessary to change the store or instructor associated with your online program.
Of course! PADI eLearning gift passes allow you to give the gift of scuba diving to anyone in the world with an email address. You can even include a custom gift message. Visit the PADI eLearning gift pass page to learn more or purchase a program.
If you plan to be somewhere without internet access, use the PADI Training app to download course content in advance. Use the app to study offline, and when your internet connection is restored, upload your progress.
The PADI Training app is available for Android and iOS. For the ideal experience, devices should be no more than 3 models old and updated with the most current OS.
You don’t need the PADI Training app to access your online material, only offline. You can use a mobile browser or desktop/laptop browser to complete your scuba training online whenever you have an internet connection.
Your PADI eLearning username is the email address you used during registration. If you have already tried your primary email, try any secondary or older email addresses. Your password information will be sent to the email address associated with your account. If you’ve forgotten your password, you may also reset your password.
No problem. Our customer service team is available to help Monday-Friday during regular business hours. When your local PADI Office is closed, your PADI Dive Shop may also be able to help.
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