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STEP 1 - CHOOSE YOUR KNOWLEGE DEVELOPMENT LEARNING OPTION Pick your prefered way to learn - Three ways to learn

Option 1: Start Your PADI Scuba Education with your Open Water Crew PakImage result for padi open water manual

With the Open water Crew Pak you will get your Open Water Manual, Log Books, and Recreational Dive Planner (RDP).  An education based training manual, essential information is presented in a clear and concise manner, with colorful photography, helpful notes and strategically placed knowledge reviews. This is a manual you will want to retain and reference throughout your diving career.  Optimized for self-study, you will take knowledge reviews and final examinations in a classroom setting, allowing you to ask questions and get hands on training as needed.


Option 2: Start Your PADI Scuba Education Online

Whether you want to learn to scuba dive or are already a scuba diver who is looking for a flexible way to fit another dive course into your busy schedule, PADI’s online scuba programs are the way to go. You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection. 
PADI eLearning lets you:

  • Learn by watching, listening, reading and interacting with a dynamic instructional program.
  • Access the material for one year, plus gain unlimited access to an online version of the course manual.
  • Contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort anytime you have a question about what you’re learning.
  • Get in the water quickly – applying what you’ve learned – when you meet with your PADI Instructor.

Option 3: PADI® Open Water Diver Touch


Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to scuba dive with PADI Open Water Diver TouchTM. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s portable and it’s your entry to the underwater world as a scuba diver. 

The Touch integrates the PADI Open Water Diver Manual with the PADI Open Water Diver Video into a powerful, tablet-based learning experience. When you dive in with the Touch, you’ll:

  • Learn diving facts, principles and safety concepts in preparation for your confined and open water dives.
  • Watch video clips that show you the world of scuba diving.
  • Take simple quizzes to make sure you understand the material as you progress. 

After you download the Touch, you don’t need to be online to use it so you can truly learn anytime, anywhere.

Pick the method that best suits your lifestyle and learning style!