What are the differences between each certification?

21 Mar 2016

What are the differences between each certification?

PADI Open Water Diver Online is for beginners who want to learn to scuba dive and earn their first diver certification.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Online is perfect for certified divers who are looking to improve their dive skills, learn some new ones or spend more time working with a PADI Instructor. The online program includes seven sections that can be thought of as a specialty course “sampler.”

PADI Enriched Air Diver Online provides the knowledge base for PADI’s most popular specialty course. Learn the benefits, safety considerations and important procedures of diving with enriched air nitrox (air with a higher oxygen content).

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Online teaches you the SEA (shoot, examine, adjust) method to quickly and easily capture your favorite and most exciting moments underwater. This online program also includes an overview of underwater videography.

PADI Scuba Tune-up Online is a review program that allows you to refresh your scuba knowledge and safe diving practices. Complete your online review before going to your PADI Dive Center or Resort to practice your dive skills during a PADI Scuba Review program.

PADI Dive Theory Online is great if you’re looking to improve your dive theory knowledge. PADI Divemaster candidates, Instructor Development Course (IDC)-bound Pros, IDC Staff Instructor candidates and Course Director Training Course applicants can also use the program to prepare for exams.

PADI Instructor Development Online is the independent study portion of the Instructor Development Course (IDC). The nine online sections provide foundational information that better prepares the candidate to focus on learning to become a dive educator and teach the PADI System of diver education.