PADI Enriched Air SCUBA Diver Course Now Available ONLINE
Here's an interesting piece of information about the new Enriched Air Diver Course, as written by PADI's marketing team.
The most popular PADI Specialty course - Enriched Air Diver – is now available online. This latest offering in the highly respected menu of PADI eLearning® course options allows divers to complete the knowledge development portion of the course on their own time and at their own pace.
The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Online incorporates changes to the recently revised PADI Enriched Air Diver program, including a dive-computer only option which simplifies the learning process.How does the online course work?The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Online follows the same format used in other PADI eLearning SCUBA courses.
• Divers complete all knowledge development online: This includes an active slide presentation with supporting voiceover, photos, diagrams and links to associated video clips. Divers will also have access to an online version of the PADI Enriched Air Diver manual after completing the course.
• As they proceed through the course, divers complete interactive exercises and the knowledge review. The PADI eLearning system provides assessment, feedback and remediation throughout the course, so student divers will always know how they’re doing.
• After completing all sections of the course, divers take the PADI Enriched Air Diver exam and get instant results. The PADI eLearning system scores the exam, provides remediation and – if needed -- administers a retest.
• Once divers finish the online course, they simply print the eLearning Record and bring it to their local PADI Dive Center or Resort where they’ll complete a quick review and the practical applications of the course -- including dive planning, gas analysis, fill procedures, etc. -- as well as the optional, but recommended, open water dives.
Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox delivers more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. When diving using enriched air nitrox, divers can typically stay down longer and get back in to the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this course as their very first specialty.
To enroll in the new PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Online, divers should contact their local PADI Dive Center or Resort or start today by visiting padi.com/elearning.
PADI's marketing team
Friday, July 31, 2009
PADI Enriched Air SCUBA Diver Course Now Available ONLINE
Friday, July 24, 2009
Specialties for July 2009 are done and dusted
Eric, who just completed the July IDC and PADI IE has now also completed his Instructor level Specialty training. We went to a variety of dive sites and had some good dives, we dived at Chaweng Beach, Sail Rock and Japanese Garden at Koh Tao.
The specialties tackled included Deep, Nitrox, DUP, Underwater Navigation, Night and Mulitlevel.
Patrick from this last IDC, completed and earned his Nitrox Instructor rating.
During the dives we took some nice pix each and here's a few that I shot. This one above is a macro shot of some coral which turned out rather nice with a few details of macro life on a coral.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The PADI IE for July 2009 is in the bag!
After three intensive days on Koh Tao for the PADI IE, Patrick and Eric have joined the ranks of new PADI Instructors or OWSI's.
They passed all four segments of this IE and the picture above shows them after their Open Water presentation, when there were 3 down and just one more to go, which they tackled successfully today, their Confined Water presentation.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The July 2009 IDC has been completed
Patrick and Eric completed the July 2009 IDC and are ready to go over to Koh Tao to participate in the PADI IE which starts this coming Tuesday.
More quality classroom time was spent together during the OWSI part of this IDC and they also had to give their own prescriptive teaching presentations. Patrick in action during one of his presentations.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The EFR Instructor course for July is in the bag
Patrick and Eric gathered this morning in the local hyperbaric chamber, after our day off, for their EFRI course.
After we completed to knowledge development part, it was time to get our hands dirty and no better way to do this than to get Little Annie involved. Eric is in action in the picture above and Patrick is looking good in the picture below.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
New Divemaster trainee; Thierry
Yesterday the Divemaster course started for Thierry with an induction to the course. Today's he's off with his son and family to Koh Tao for his son's Open Water diver course during which he will assist as a Divemaster trainee, a great way to start your course.
We welcome Thierry and hope that he will enjoy his course and learn a thing or two along the way!
Monday, July 6, 2009
The July 09 AI part of the IDC is completed
Today we completed the Assistant Instructor part of the current IDC with an Open Water dive on Chaweng Beach.
After we completed the prep course, there was plenty of confined water to follow. Here Eric and Patrick are ready for a deep water entry by means of a giant stride.
Friday, July 3, 2009
PADI Specialty of the month July 2009; Deep diver
The Deep dive specialty is one of the most popular PADI Specialties around, although the strudel is still being taken by the Nitrox specialty.
This is definitely one of the Specialties that I teach a lot, as this blog will tell you.
Koh Samui is an excellent location to conduct deep dives with Sail Rock and Chumporn Pinnacle, where we even met a whale shark during the safety stop after a deep dive.
The Deep dive specialty will take you beyond 30 meters, the limit during the Adventure Deep dive of the Advanced Open Water diver course. The Deep dive specialty takes you down to 40 meters, also the max depth of recreational diving.
You'll learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards. You'll also put this knowledge to the test as you go on four open water dives that range from 18 - 40 meters.
This picture shows how the timed task at depth has successfully been completed by Rob, one of my former IDC candidates. It's a lot of fun and a lot of diving, with 4 open water dives in the specialty split up over two days.
If you sign up during this month, you will receive a 10% discount on the Deep dive specialty.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
July 2009 Prep course has been completed
Two days of exams and practicing skill circuits in confined water under sunny skies are left behind! Time to look forward to the start of the July IDC and to be more precise; the AI part tomorrow.
My two candidates, Patrick from Denmark and Eric from the USA have done good so far.
For good measure we completed some presentations that are part of the IDC curriculum.
A lot of time was spent in the pool at World Resort, Patrick and Eric lining up before we make a splash into the confined water.