PADI’s newest digital product, PADI® Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning™ combines the best of the current eLearning system with enhancements that better engage student divers. Available initially in English (other languages to follow), the new online study program will replace Advanced Open Water Diver Online.
Here are the top-line features that make this independent study option a win for you and your entry-level divers who are ready to take the next step:
- It’s designed for use with mobile devices (smartphone and tablets) or personal computers connected to the internet. (An offline options will be released later.)
- All 13 Adventure Dives from the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual are included, along with the Introduction and Thinking Like a Diver sections.
- The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Video is integrated within sections and dynamically streams, which helps avoid long loading times or video pauses.
- The user-friendly design supported by clear images, animated concepts and interactive diagrams makes learning enjoyable as well as effective.
- All audio is closed-captioned – a great feature for hearing impaired and deaf divers.
- The open navigation allows eLearners to move around – jump forward, jump back, replay and review topics – to fit their learning style and needs.
Similar to current eLearning products, student divers answer knowledge check questions after each subtopic to solidify understanding, and complete the section Knowledge Reviews to get credit on their eRecords. You sell the product the same way and can monitor each student diver’s progress through the PADI eLearning® system’s virtual classroom.
Student divers are required to complete the Introduction and Thinking Like a Diver sections, and are highly encouraged to complete the Deep Diving and Underwater Navigation sections for Advanced Open Water Diver certification. However, those starting with the Adventure Diver certification may choose any three Adventure Dives. Divers can choose to complete all sections if they want or just the sections you’ve advised for the Adventure Dives you’ll complete together.
Watch for more information about translations and offline eLearning options in upcoming PADI publications.