Still get starry-eyed remembering your first breath underwater? Most divers do. Jacques Costeau famously stated that “the sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” But sometimes circumstances prevent us from diving as much, or as often, as we would like – with lack of time and lack of access to diving opportunities being the most common challenges. Let’s look at how divers (and future divers) can tackle these challenges with the help of PADI eLearning.

A diver accessing PADI eLearning from their mobile phone during a flight to a scuba destination

When You Are Crunched for Time

Living your best life involves juggling the demands of work, social life, and self-care – so time is precious! If you prefer the flexibility of setting your own schedule and learning at your pace, independent study online with PADI eLearning is the way to go . Whether it’s at home in your sweats, at the gym during warm up or cool down sessions, or as a bit of light reading before bed, you can expand your scuba knowledge in as little as 30 minutes a day!

eLearning for New Divers

Always wanted to learn to dive? eLearning is designed to save you time while maximizing flexibility. Like your favorite streaming services, you can access course content online or download the knowledge development for study offline (even without internet access). eLearning is available via the web on a desktop as well as mobile access through the app. 

Now you can book the beach holiday you’ve dreamed of, complete your knowledge development on the flight there, and become an PADI Open Water Diver before you know it! Get the inside scoop from our Ambassadiver™, Florine, on the eLearning experience.

eLearning for Non-Active Divers

For divers who are already certified, life often has a way of getting in the way of diving. But with travel resuming around the world, there’s no better time to get back into your fins and regain your confidence in the water.

The PADI ReActivate® program helps you to refresh essential underwater skills before a trip (and brush up on any dive theory that might have slipped your memory), prepare for your next course, and even get an updated certification card.

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When Distance or Weather is an Issue

For divers without ready access to dive sites, planning your next dive trip is often what gets us through the off season. But even if you don’t live near tropical destinations, or if your dives get blown out due to inclement weather, you can still live the PADI motto to seek adventure and save the ocean℠ through eLearning.

eLearning for Dive Enthusiasts

Are you fascinated by dive theory? Do your friends know you as a walking underwater wiki? 

Divers looking to progress their skills have a wide array of options. Whether you choose to pursue your PADI Rescue Diver certification, explore technical diving, or even become a dive professional, eLearning will help you build a solid foundation of scuba knowledge, including dive physics and physiology. Diver Lisa Stentvedt explains why continuing education matters.

What Happens After You Complete eLearning?

Once you’ve completed the relevant knowledge reviews, you can schedule in-water training whenever you’re ready. You have the option of doing in-water training with your local PADI dive shop or anywhere in the world, while on holiday. You’ve done all of the hard work in advance and now it’s time to go blow some bubbles!

Ready to take the plunge? Browse our catalog of PADI eLearning courses or download our app to start. It’s also important to note that PADI Club members get 20% off 17 of PADI’s eLearning courses.

Written by: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Jenny Chen @jenxwanders

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