1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hi :)

Discussion in 'New to Scuba Diving' started by BudBrain, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. BudBrain

    BudBrain New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi :)

    I'm considering doing the PADI online elearning course and have a couple of questions, if ya don't mind:

    - The cost is $120 USD, are there cheaper ways of doing this? I'm taking the actual water course whilst on holiday in Malta.
    - Is there an exam at the end? Just wondering how PADI know you've done it.

    Thanks in advance Thumbs Up
     
  2. sazza

    sazza New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,372
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi bud brain, welcome, youll love diving. not heard about this type of training, however im sure someone will be along soon to answer your question
     
  3. Coldhands

    Coldhands New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,333
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hello & welcome. Online course? New one to me.
     
  4. Ellie

    Ellie Non scene GUE diver

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,475
    Likes Received:
    9
    Dunno about cheaper options, but yes there are online knowledge reviews and a final exam which will be stored on your e-learning record.

    Ellie
     
  5. Sakara Drinker

    Sakara Drinker Posting Sh*te since 2005

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    1
    Apparently it is a more expensive way of doing it as it isn´t deductible from the cost of your OW course
     
  6. camelweed

    camelweed New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi and welcome to UKD
     
  7. divingdoc1

    divingdoc1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,672
    Likes Received:
    1
    hey bud......if i was to toe the party line i would have to say yeah great way to do it!

    In reality though, im not a great fan of this way of learning. Nothing compares working your way through it with an instructor! And it can work out a bit more expensive!

    Have you though about doing a referral? Can do your pool and theory in the uk and your open water dives in Malta. Even better do your whole course here and have fun in Malta.

    The referral only takes a couple of days and most dive centres will run it at weekends so your not losing more of your precious holiday time
     
  8. Dougalsdad01

    Dougalsdad01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,491
    Likes Received:
    1
    The way it works is you do the theory part ie classwork part first on-line, then you print out a certificate of completion which you take to your resort centre or a local school and they do the pool work and open-water bit. Personally I'm of 2 opinions, yes on-line is good as it's another way to get divers in the water (especially if you're time-poor) but the conventional way gives you access to other divers locally and to their knowledge.

    My advice would be to be brave, go into your local dive centre (LDS) or shop and tell them what you are considering, they won't bite your head off and you'll probably get a pleasant surprise as to how their prices compare.

    Let us all know what you decide though, we're all interested.
     
  9. O2 Steve

    O2 Steve New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    0
    welcome aboard!
     
  10. Aquafan

    Aquafan Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    3,395
    Likes Received:
    2
    I quite enjoyed doing this while I was away, I gave us a chance to chill out and sit together and discuss diving with the instructor, this was done in the shade over looking the sea. But then my total days spent doing the OW was 2 days.
     
  11. Danjoe

    Danjoe Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hello and welcome from a fellow somerset resident.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Our UKDivers community has been around for many years and prides itself on offering unbiased, helpful discussion among people of all disciplines and abilities. We are working every day to make sure our community is one of the best and friendliest around.
  • Support us!

    The management works very hard to make sure the community continues to run reliably. Care to support us? All donations go to the running costs of the forum: hosting charges, software maintenance, etc. We'd really appreciate it!

    Choose option:  

    UKD Username: