Since the launch of PADI’s range of Digital Certification Paks, Students have the opportunity to log their training dives online via ScubaEarth. No more signing wet logbooks!
Just as a paper logbook requires an Instructor’s signature, training dives that are logged online must be approved by the Instructor who conducted the dive. Use your digital signature to approve all the required dives to certify your Students.
Please note that the eTraining Log is an optional way to verify the completion of training dives. Divers and Instructors may continue to log dives in a paper logbook if they choose.
Once a Student has logged their training dive via ScubaEarth they will see ‘Pending Approval’ next to their dive, as shown below:
When logging a training dive, the Student must include their Instructor’s PADI Pro number. After the dive is submitted for approval, an email is generated to the Instructor referenced. As the Instructor, you will then receive an email asking you to easily approve the dive.
Click through to the PADI Pros Site and navigate to the Online Processing Centre, where you will be able to select the eTraining Log.
The eTraining Log Book is included in the following products:
- Open Water Cert Pak – Lite 60490-1
- Open Water Cert Pak – Offline 60460-1
- Adventures in Diving Cert Pak – Lite 60395-1
- Rescue Diver Cert Pak – Lite 60525-1
For more information and to order – contact the PADI Sales Department (tel + 61 2 9454 2888). Don`t forget you can order anytime from the PADI Online Shopping Cart – log onto the PADI Pros’ Site and click Shop Online.
As ScubaEarth hits another milestone, reaching over 150,000+ users, now is a great time to ensure that your Dive Shop and Instructors have a presence on this premier dive platform.
Since the launch of PADI’s range of Open Water Digital Certification Pak’s, Open Water Students now have the opportunity to log their training dives online, via ScubaEarth. No more signing wet logbooks, use your digital signature to approve all the required dives to certify your students!
How to Approve your students eTraining Dives?
Once a student has logged their training dive via ScubaEarth they will see the following ‘Pending Approval’ next to their dive.
As the Instructor, you will now receive an email asking you to approve the dive.
Click through to the PADI Pros Site and enter your Single Sign On. Follow the instructions through to the Online Processing Centre, where you will be able to select the eTraining Dive Log.
From here you can view the list of students and their dives that are pending approval.
Once you select and approve the appropriate dives these will process and become available in ScubaEarth for the student to view. The Student will receive an email to notify them of the approval.
The status in ScubaEarth for the student will then change from ‘Pending Approval’ to ‘Approved’.
Use the ScubaEarth GoPro Video Contest to increase your PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course enrolment.
The ScubaEarth GoPro Video Contest entrants have the chance to win a new GoPro Hero3+ camera with underwater housing and filters by submitting a video (five minutes maximum) promoting the scuba diver lifestyle.
The contest ends 31 July, so don’t miss this chance to use the contest to boost upcoming digital underwater photography or videography courses. Here’s how:
- Post announcements on your ScubaEarth and Facebook pages.
- Send customers an email encouraging them to join your upcoming PADI Digital Underwater Photographer and Videographer courses to increase their chances of winning.
- Add a banner or link to your website.
- Add an article or banner to your newsletter or blog.
Check out some of the previous winning videos:
For details, including the official rules, visit the GoPro Video Contest details page.
The ScubaEarth App has launched on iOS and Android platforms. All ScubaEarth users (including PADI Members like you), now have the flexibility of accessing specific ScubaEarth features in the palm of your hands and while on the go. Here are some ways you and your divers can use the mobile app:
- Locate PADI Dive Shops and dive sites.
- Log new dives at over 8,000 dive sites and share on other social media sites.
- Connect with divers, dive shops and potential new divers by immediately sending and receiving buddy requests.
- Access your ScubaEarth logbook and reference all past logged dives.
If you’re an instructor, this is a great way to spend your surface intervals – researching, planning and sharing your dive experiences.
Many new features – including photo and video upload capabilities, enhanced profiles and greater communication avenues between divers and dive shops – will be added over the coming months.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with your divers, potential new divers and be a part of the growing ScubaEarth community.
Download the ScubaEarth Mobile App today.