Dive Theory eLearning is a comprehensive overview of dive physics, dive physiology, dive skills, environmental considerations, dive equipment, and decompression theory and the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). Each section consists of multimedia instructional material followed by questions to review what you’ve learned. Divemaster, IDC and Course Director candidates may find this course useful to prepare for their exams. Your instructor may choose to waive the dive theory portion of the PADI Divemaster, IDC, or CDTC exams if a candidate has successfully completed Dive Theory eLearning within 12 months. Divers of all levels can take the course for personal enrichment.
*This course fee only covers your online knowledge development. Practical training fees, dives, dive equipment, student slate and logbook are available at additional fees.
After enrolling, you can move through each topic at your own pace and repeat sections any time. The course takes approximately 12-15 hours to complete.
PADI Dive Theory eLearning consists of six sections: physics, physiology, dive equipment, the RDP, diving environment and dive skills.
Completion of Dive Theory online does not result in a certification.