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Take Your PADI Scuba Certification Online

Start your onlineBegin your scuba certification online where you can complete the classroom portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course at your own pace, anytime, anywhere with PADI eLearning.


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Give the gift of online scubaWhile you’re working through the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online or after you complete all the segments, you can print your eLearning record and bring it in to any PADI dive shop or resort to start the next phase in your underwater adventure.

PADI eLearning gives you:

  • Convenient online access to knowledge development course material for one year
  • Unrestricted access to an online version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • Learning at your own pace and on your own schedule.
  • The option to visit or contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort anytime during business hours

learn how to scuba dive online with PADI eLearningPurchase PADI eLearning via a secure online payment system ($120US). There are additional charges for in-water training and equipment rental through your PADI dive shop or resort. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will guide you through this process and may suggest additional equipment along with the required purchase of a Recreational Dive Planner (Table or eRDP version) and a log book.


The new minimum age for student divers enrolled in PADI eLearning courses is 10 years old (when PADI course prerequisites permit.) This change went into effect 1 October, 2009, bringing online training requirements in line with PADI standards. An eLearner under the age of 13 requires parent or guardian permission to register online. Also, for the protection of the child’s privacy, PADI Dive Centers and Resorts will only receive the parent or guardian’s email address and must communicate directly with the parent or guardian, until or unless given parental permission to communicate with the child.Take Scuba Lessons Online

Want to give the gift of scuba diving?

Purchase a PADI eLearning Gift Pass so your friends and loved ones can join you underwater. It’s a great gift for birthdays, holidays or special occasions.