Phone: (614) 298-9777

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PADI e-Learning

Here's how PADI's E-Learning program works:


Click here to go to PADI's e-Learning and follow the registration process.  To choose us as your dive center, go to the PADI Dive Center Search on the second page and type in "Columbus" and The United States.  We are The Underwater Connection, Inc. store #2064. Choose the diver level e-learning, i.e Open Water Diver (entry level) Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver or Divemaster)

Open Water Diver

As an E-student diver, you will have permanent access to the Open Water Diver Manual on-line and you will complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver Course including quizzes and exams on line.  The cost for on-line knowledge development is $165 which you will pay to PADI.

After successfully completing the on-line knowledge development, you may schedule your confined water (swimming pool practice sessions) with us either privately or with one of our regularly scheduled classes.  All pool work includes use of all required equipment including use of  mask, fins and snorkel.  You may have to complete a 20 question quick review before going on to your pool training.  You may complete your pool training with any regularly scheduled class (2-day or 4-week courses available, see class schedule here) at a cost of $189.  Private pool sessions may be scheduled anytime there's not a regular class using the pool.  The pool practice session(s) may be completed in one 3 hour session or you may divide the training sessions at your convenience.  The cost for private pool sessions is $269.  You must also have the following training materials:


1- Diver's log book $18.00

2- Recreational Dive Planner either table version $28.50 or the ERDP (electronic tables) $36.80

3- Student record File $1.50

(you may also purchase the e-learning crew-pack which includes the logbook, Recreational Dive Planner table version, RDP instruction manual, and student record file, decals and carrying case for $46.84.)

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions (614) 298-9777.  All student discounts on equipment purchases and extra pool practice time are available to our e-Learning students!