PADI Digital Core Courses Expand Reach

With more languages added to Open Water Diver, Enriched Air Diver and Freediver™ courses, and the PADI eLearning® experience becoming even more fluid, PADI® strengthens its claim as the leader in diver training.

Scuba diving is a sport/hobby/obsession that bridges borders and cultures, bringing people around the world together to enjoy the underwater environment. But people around the world have different needs and, more importantly, speak different languages. PADI accounts for this when creating its eLearning products.

The PADI organization is making it easier for PADI Divers to access learning materials, with a digital suite of core courses that are easy to purchase, download and use. Now, these materials are offered in more languages than ever before too – further demonstrating that PADI truly is the way the world learns to dive.

Now, additional languages will be available for Open Water Diver, Enriched Air Diver and the popular Freediver courses (with more languages in more courses to come).

  • PADI Open Water Diver – Open Water Diver now available in seven new languages: Czech, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Russian and Turkish.
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver – Along with the existing English and Japanese the popular course is now available in 14 additional languages: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish or Swedish. The following languages will be released soon; Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Hebrew and Polish.
  • PADI Freediver – Along with the existing English, the popular Freediver program is now available in 11 additional languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish & Thai , with Korean and Russian soon to follow.

The PADI Library app will reflect these changes. If divers have automatic updates turned on in their device settings, the app will update automatically.  If not, they will need to make sure they update their app.

PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, be sure to update your eLearning preferences in your account to reflect the courses and languages you support.

Please note: as these changes roll out, you will likely notice a name change on some of the products in the Online Processing Centre, on your invoices and the online shop, so below are the relative product names you will see when ordering materials

eLearning Lite – previously called: Certification Pak Lite, Lite Paks

eLearning (Touch) – previously called: Premium Open Water Diver Digital Certification Pak (Offline), Touch

eLearning – what we know as traditional eLearning online stays the same

Towards end of this year beginning of next year this will transition into only have two categories as per below:

eLearning – traditional eLearning and Touch will merge into one product that can be used on either computer/laptops or on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets

eLearning Lite – previously called: Certification Pak Lite, Lite Paks

Keep an eye out as more updates to the eLearning experience are coming soon.

If you have questions please contact your PADI Regional Training Consultant.

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