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New PADI eLearning products released to facilitate distance learning

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The onset of COVID-19 meant people were required to stay at home and there has been limited classroom interaction. PADI® quickly responded to the immediate need for expanded distance learning offerings by readying dozens of new eLearning tools.

PADI eLearning® has become an essential part of training for PADI Dive Centers, Resorts and Professionals worldwide. As the pandemic magnified and escalated the need for increased access to digital learning, PADI staff sprang into action to add more than 50 products to PADI’s eLearning collection, including courseware for seven new digital specialties, five revamped core course eLearning programs, additional language offerings and à la carte course videos. An introduction to diving product was also added to help excite people everywhere about learning to dive.

The PADI eLearning offerings below are now available to PADI Members and their dive students:

Core Courses:

  • Open Water Diver (26 languages)
  • Advanced Open Water Diver (11 languages)
  • Rescue Diver (7 languages)
  • Divemaster (3 languages) – new platform version coming soon!

Specialties:

  • NEW! Deep Diver (4 languages)
  • Drift Diver (English)
  • NEW! Dry Suit Diver (2 languages)
  • Enriched Air Diver (13 languages)
  • Equipment Specialist (English)
  • NEW! Night Diver (3 languages)
  • NEW! Peak Performance Buoyancy (English)
  • NEW! Search and Recovery Diver (English)
  • NEW! Underwater Navigator (4 languages)
  • NEW! Wreck Diver (3 languages)

Instructor Development:

  • Course Director materials (15 languages)
  • IDC CrewPak (15 languages)
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching(15 languages)
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook(15 Languages)

 Introductory and Experience Programs:

  • NEW! Introduction to Open Water Diver eLearning (13 languages)

Freediving:

  • PADI Freediver™ (English, additional languages coming soon)

 Coming Soon:

  • ReActivate®
  • Emergency First Response® – Primary and PADI’s Secondary Care

PADI plans to roll-out additional eLearning programs in the coming months. Contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort or visit padi.com to start you next adventure now.

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WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

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  • Enter the country you live in
  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Beuchat and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 13/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)

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How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

Yes, this link is an affiliate link. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Dive safe, dive often!

James


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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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