We went to the PADI website and it was a very well designed beautiful website. What this company does is offer Professional Scuba Diving Courses. These course start at the beginning level which can be taken online up to the most advanced certifications.
The cost for the PADI Online Open Water Diver Course is $120.00 and is non refundable. This fee covers training and knowledge development and gives you access to the Open Water Diver Manual which is their online course textbook. You can get all the bookwork done online. But before you get officially certified, you will need to go to your local PADI Dive Center or Resort. Once you get there, you will need to pay additional fees and complete the rest if your certification requirements in the ocean.
You will also need to bring a Diving Mask, Snorkel, a good set of Diving Fins and you’re also responsible for all of your own Diving Equipment. If you are unsure of what you need to bring with you I’d recommend dropping by your local PADI Dive Center and ask them before you go out and purchase a bunch of equipment for your Dive. They may also want you to go out and get some additional equipment as well, such as a Recreational Dive Planner Table and a Log Book.
Once you register for the eLearning part of the Scuba Diving Course, they give you one year to complete that portion of it from the time you register. So I wouldn’t recommend dawdling too long, plus why would you? I’m sure you’re anxious to get certified anyway.
Their eLearning system consists of Videos, Audios, Graphical Illustrations and also requires some reading. This learning system also includes a bunch of short quizzes, so make sure you’re picking up the material you are reading about. This program is Self Paced, so you can dictate how fast you make it through this program.
The PADI Open Water Diver Course just happens to be the most popular Scuba Diving Course in the world today. In fact, millions have started their Diving Careers by taking this course. Learning to Scuba Dive isn’t easy. It takes a culimination of critical thinking concepts such as learning facts and concepts. Additionally it requires motor skills such as coordination and endurance and the application of techniques you learn in the classroom.
The The PADI Open Water Diver Course Online will give you all the knowledge you need to become successful. But the only way to develop the remaining skills necessary for you to make it as a Scuba Diver will be to visit your Local PADI Dive Center and to get live training from a Certified Scuba Instructor over there. The online portion of the course is available in Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Italian, French and the Netherlands in addition to English.
I personally believe almost anyone can become Scuba Certified if they apply themselves a little bit. It’s a great certification to bring with you if you ever want to become a Life Guard as well. And not only is Scuba Diving an excellent hobby, this is a skill that could help you in a Search & Rescue Mission or one that could help you save someones life in the future. We wish you the best of luck in your future Diving Adventures!