PADI eLearning with Blue View Divers
PADI eLearning is the BEST way to get the most out of your PADI Course while on holiday in Thailand. It allows you to complete the knowledge development (classroom) portion of the course at your own pace and IN YOUR LANGUAGE!
This means less time studying in paradise therefore more time for exploring! If you have a busy schedule or just prefer the convenience of online study, eLearning is a good choice.
An excellent way for you to fully understand the theory in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.
How eLearning works:
For PADI Courses, you will receive your eLearning course by email.
All you need to do is reach out on Whatsapp or email to book your PADI Program. Once you REGISTER with BLUE VIEW DIVERS we will send you a deposit payment link.
Next, we will purchase your PADI eLearning course and release it to you via email.
Initially, you will receive two emails including one from PADI and one from us.
Your PADI eLearning link will be sent by email direct from PADI however if you cannot see it, check your junk mail!
Also in the email from PADI, you will be asked you to fill out your course related forms. Including liability forms, Dive Medical and ‘Statement of Safe Diving Practices’ for you to sign digitally.
Next, you must follow the links to create your own PADI account.
Download PADI TRAINING APP OR you can use a browser on your laptop or PC.
Lastly, find a good internet connection study in your own time in your own language!
Quizzes and Exams
Each section of your PADI Course has a relevant Knowledge Review which you must complete before progressing.
The Open Water Course has five chapters, four Quizzes, a Final Exam. Additionally you must watch the Open Water Diver Video.
The Advanced eLearning Course has five chapters and no videos.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course has several chapters to complete including a final exam and the Rescue Diver video.
PADI DISCOVER SCUBA
We are the first dive centre on Koh Phi Phi to offer the PADI Discover Scuba eLearning programs. Again, it’s a paperless signup and program which you can learn in your own time.
Download the PADI App and create an account to get started!
Click this link to download the PADI App, create an account and access your e-learning and complete all medical and liability release forms: https://padiapp.page.link/?link=https%3A%2F%2Flearning.padi.com%2Fdsd%3Fdeeplink%3Ddsd%26store_number%3D36215&apn=com.duns.padiapp&amv=316&isi=1490797188&ibi=com.mobile.padi
This code is access to PADI Discover Scuba Diving eLearning program including release forms, medical and interactive learning which all must be completed 12 hour prior to diving.
PADI OPEN WATER COURSE
The online theory portion of the course consists of 2 parts: Your own personal eLearning course AND separate video streaming.
To complete your course you must complete the eLearning AND watch the videos, which we suggest you do over 2 devices. Start as soon as possible as the course can take between 6 – 8 hours, and to ensure you understand all theory elements before you arrive.
Arrive to Koh Phi Phi the day before your dives and check in with us.
Day 1 – We will meet Students at 7.30am for your confined water training in our infinity pool followed by 2 afternoon dives.
Water Skills and Stamina Assessment: 200 metre swim and 10 minute survival float/tread water.
Day 2 – We meet again to finish any pool training before their last 2 dives to 18 metres. You will complete swim test and float test during these days.
Logging and certification is completed after the dives.
PADI ADVANCED eLearning
The Advanced Course has three compulsory chapters including ‘Thinking like a diver’ , ‘Deep Diver’ and ‘ Navigation Diver’.
Additionally, you must choose two more topics from the course to complete. There are knowledge reviews for each dive topic however no videos are required.
PADI Rescue eLearning
The Rescue Diver and EFR – Emergency First Aid Courses are also available on the eLearning platform.
Firstly, the EFR program includes all theory which cuts your course on the island by half if you can complete eLearning in advance. The Rescue theory is a little bit more comprehensive and with 5 chapters and a final exam.
We will send you a link for the videos of both these courses to watch.
RSTC Medical Declaration
Ask us a question
PADI eLearning FAQ
To avoid delays in starting your eLearning course, please inform us if you have not received your eLearning program via email within 48 hours from your booking.
Which device is better for eLearning?
There are 2 ways to study online with PADI. You can learn on the PADI App using your phone or tablet. However we recommend working from the PADI website on your PC or laptop. (Firefox is best)
What if my course has videos to watch?
The PADI Open Water, First Aid and Rescue Courses all have required videos as part of the course. Videos are not included on the eLearning platform so you must watch them separately.
We will send you links to access your videos to watch on a second device alongside your eLearning program. However you may watch them separately to reinforce your learning.
There is a video for the Advanced Course however it is not a requirement that you need to watch it. You are however welcome to watch in from our online library.
Can I work offline?
You may work offline however it’s better to work online. Ensure you are connected when completing quizzes and exams to avoid losing your work.
Make sure that you mark each section ‘complete’ before moving to the next chapter.
How quick can I complete the course
If you are prepared and ready when you arrive to Phi Phi then you can finish your course in 1.5 days!
However, you must have completed all online theory, exams AND watched the videos. Your online paperwork should all be completed and signed. Additionally if you answered YES to any medical issues then you should already have your doctor’s RSTC Medical on hand. You can even upload your certification photo to your account to speed things up.
What about ‘Referral Courses’?
You can start your Open Water or Advanced Course at another PADI Dive centre and finish it with us, and vice versa. This is called a PADI referral however you should check with your referring store if you have a ‘certification’ credit to avoid additional costs upon completion.
If you completed PADI eLearning with another dive centre, then the certifying instructor can find your certification credit online and use it to certify you. Please note that if you did not complete eLearning, chances are you will have to pay the PADI Certification fee at the end of your course 3,000 THB.
What if I prefer book learning?
For students who prefer to learn with a paper manual in a classroom – we can arrange that! Some students learn more easily with a manual to read rather than a screen. The instructor is on hand to answer questions and talk through everything in person. The eLearning ‘no video’ product is still provided even if you choose to use our paper manuals for the course.
TO SIGN UP NOW CLICK HERE!
Prices are fully inclusive of eLearning programs, insurance, Equipment, Tanks, Weights, Lunch, Water, Fruit, Instructor fees, Certification fees.*
National Park Fees are additional
Once you complete a course with us here at Blue View Divers, you will receive 10% discount off fun dives and also 800 THB off further courses!
PADI eLearning Record
While you are studying, your instructor can monitor your progress on the PADI website.
Then your instructor reviews your score, checks your forms and medicals are complete and even gets informed when you passed your final exam!
‘Eco-Friendly. Paper Free. No Shipping.’
We strive to be Paperfree at our dive centre! You will register using our online Registration form therefore the only paper that we will use is for the eLearning Quick Review for your relevant course to ensure you remember the most important parts of the theory.
For all PADI eLearning Programs
Check in with our instructor team at the office or via Whatsapp to go over some formalities before 7pm.