Advanced Open Water Diver

In the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, there’s a long list of scuba specialty dives to try. Fish identification, boat diving, altitude diving, drift diving, sidemount diving, search and recovery, wreck diving, plus about 12 more. You do five different dives all under the expert guidance of your PADI Instructor. No formal classroom session, just a lot of diving. You can start learning online with PADI eLearning® and even get credit for your dives toward the related PADI Specialty Diver course. Short on time? Try the PADI Adventure Diver course, a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

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Specialty Diver Courses

If you already know what type of specialty diving interests you – underwater photography, wreck diving, deep diving etc. – then sign up for that PADI Specialty Diver course. Specialty diver courses teach you the right way to  have special dive adventures, so you don’t have to learn on your own. Who wants to night dive for the first time without a PADI Instructor by your side? You may even get credit for dives toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification and you can start the Digital Underwater Photographer and Enriched Air Diver courses online – now.

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Rescue Diver Course

Being more confident in the water is what every diver desires and the PADI Rescue Diver course will help you get there. It also teaches you to be a better buddy. During the course, you learn how to spot potential problems and quickly deal with them before they become big issues. You’ll be ready to rescue someone in an emergency, but you’ll also have the skills and awareness to prevent problems. For many, earning a PADI Rescue Diver certification is the start of a career in diving.

Sometimes you need to travel to try different types of diving. Taking a scuba diving trip is a great way explore different environments and it allows you to take PADI Specialty Diver courses that may not be available in your local area. Ask you PADI dive shop about travel opportunities combined with diver education.

Also, check out where other divers are diving and view their adventures on ScubaEarth®.

And, if you aren’t already a PADI Diving Society member, you need to be. Members receive Sport Diver magazine, scuba gear rebates, exclusive travel specials and the ability to attend local Society events. It’s all about adventure and the dive lifestyle.

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eLearning/Touch

Want to learn to scuba dive and are looking for a flexible way to fit a course into your busy schedule? PADI’s online scuba programs are a useful option. You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the eLearning system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime you have an internet connection.

Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge and dive skills. PADI Open Water Diver Online uses videos, audio, graphics and reading to help you learn, plus short quizzes that let you gauge your progress, and then offers a review of anything you happen to miss. You develop dive skills during actual dives with a PADI Instructor. After completing knowledge development online, you’re ready to meet with your Scuba Savvy Instructor for academic review session(s) where we will answer your questions and relate the information to real world diving practices. From there, it’s time to get wet and become a diver!

There are two options to choose from:

Whether you’re on the go or want to take it slow, you can complete the Knowledge Development portion on your home computer. It’s a great match for an active schedule. Includes the eLearning access, certification card, logbook, recreational dive planner slate, confined water training, access to an SMB (Surface Marker Buoy) and dive computer throughout training, and the use of the Scuba unit, tanks, wetsuit, and weights.

Start your diver education with the PADI Open Water Diver Touch on your tablet. The iOS version is available now and an Android version will be available soon. The Touch transforms the PADI Open Water Diver Manual into a truly interactive learning experience by incorporating all the knowledge development and video clips into one platform. You don’t need an internet connection for knowledge development once you download the Touch so you’ll have the flexibility to learn anywhere at any time. You will, however, need to go online to take the quizzes and access your online eLearning record.

Includes Touch access plus certification card, logbook, recreational dive planner slate, confined water training, access to an SMB (Surface Marker Buoy) and dive computer throughout training, and the use of the Scuba unit, tanks, wetsuit, and weights.