Classes - PADI eLearning

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Now take advantage of the opportunity to complete coursework for dive classes through PADI's new Web-based learning service, PADI eLearning!

eLearning is another great way to learn to dive, comparable to the instruction you can already find at your local dive shop (such as FantaSea). eLearning provides the opportunity to take PADI-certified courses (and receive credit you can apply toward certification) on your PC, and to receive instruction from your favorite PADI dive instructors.

eLearning is designed to be convenient and easy-to-use. You will be able to access eLearning anywhere you have a PC with an Internet connection. Also, you will be able to complete eLearning entirely on your own schedule--there are no class times or places to meet. eLearing will keep track of your progress, and you can begin again where you left-off last time.

eLearning utilizes multimedia and communications resources available on the Internet to enhance the experience of learning how to dive. This includes:

  • Multimedia content, including pictures and video clips.
  • Links to more-detailed explanations of relevant information.
  • Instant feedback on quizzes and tests (the Website will correct your tests for you, and indicate the correct answer if you did not select it).
  • Contact with dive instructors from the dive center you are affiliated with.
  • A narrator, to read the course information aloud to you.
  • Access to dive tables.
  • Links to equipment knowledge and understanding (e.g. defogger and an extra strap to consider also buying when buying a new mask).
Students sitting on a stone wall near a body of water, using notebook computers

eLearning will challenge you to master (and, through testing, demonstrate) course material. Through lessons and evaluations, you will deal with the information in eLearning much the same way you would with the traditional dive courses (taught with a workbook). As with traditional classroom dive instruction, passing scores on quizzes and tests will be required to complete the current eLearning program.

The courses are not without a little bit of fun, though, too--the multimedia content helps to keep things lively and interesting.

(On the topic of equipment--FantaSea offers a full line of scuba equipment, the safest and best in the dive industry. eLearners affiliated with us will receive extra benefits and generous reductions in prices--see our Equipment section for more info on the products we carry).

Because FantaSea is a 5-Star Instructor Development Dive Center, all of the information presented in eLearning is the same as what you would receive from FantaSea instructors in the classroom and in the water. For this reason, progress made in eLearning will be applicable toward classes (e.g. Open Water Diver, Part I) offered at our dive shop.

Throughout your eLearning experience, you will have contact with FantaSea Dive Center instructors (if you choose to affiliate with our dive center when you register). Our instructors will have access to your test information, and they will be able to offer feedback and advice where needed.

A subscription to eLearning lasts for one year.

To explore PADI eLearning further, click on the "Get Started" button below. You will be directed to the PADI Website in a new window.

Returning eLearning Users: click on the "eLearning Log In" button below.

PADI eLearning Log-In

Select one of the two buttons below to log-in to PADI eLearning

Get Started! Returning eLearners: Log-in Here.

To be in-contact with FantaSea Dive Center instructors while you take eLearning, be sure to select "FantaSea Scuba & Travel" when you register!

Note that the only class currently offered by PADI eLearning is the classroom portion of Open Water Diver (Part I).

Also note that eLearning does not count toward the pool portion of Open Water Diver.

Divers in the water.