Just recently, PADI has lunched it’s digital product suite. This means that our students are able to start their independent learning prior to their scheduled travel. Manuals are quickly delivered to our student’s mailboxes shortly after booking our courses. These digital manuals may be accessed online via a browser, or offline using the PADI Library App. Prior independent studies enable our student to quickly jump in the water and proceed with the in-water training instead of spending a good number of hours reading the manual and missing out the fun!
Although these student manuals are in digital format, this should not be confused with the PADI e-Learning program which is highly interactive, incorporating the reviews, quizzes and exams, but a little more expensive than the traditional course.
As a student shopping around to find the cheapest course offering, be very mindful about what the course fee includes. As in most cases, you get what you paid for so it is important to understand what comes with your fee and what is not. PADI has strict guidelines on what a course should require, and this requirement includes your personal copy of the course manual (exception to this is for some specialty courses that does not have student manuals made yet).
Here at Dive Funatics, every courses that we offer, such as the open water diver course, advanced open water course, rescue diver course, nitrox specialty course and other specialty courses will have a corresponding student manuals given to you, as your own, not shared, and that you can take with you after the course. In fact, we are one of the few dive centers in Cebu who provides and uses the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Participant Brochure!
Understand the dive theories and having a reference that you can always go back to whenever you need to is as important as being about to demonstrate the skills and satisfy the performance requirements of the course. Remember, dive theory is very fundamental, and understanding the reasons behind why you are taught to do exactly how to do it makes you a better & safer diver, and ultimately, a better dive buddy.
If you are looking for a place to learn scuba diving in Cebu, come to us. While it may appear that there are far cheaper offers somewhere, chances are, you will soon realize that you are not comparing apples to apples.
All our courses may be conveniently booked online.
About the author/product creator.
Darwin Bawasanta is the Founder & CEO of Dive Funatics
He is a PADI Master Instructor, PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Holds Specialty Instructor Rating for over 10 PADI Specialty Courses. He is likewise an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer (EFR IT) and has been a consistent PADI Elite Instructor Award Recipient for two (2) consecutive years.
Darwin has run a number of successful Assistant Instructor Courses, certified a lot of PADI Divemasters, and has staffed several Instructor Development Courses in the Cebu, Bohol and Palawan.
His professional profile may be found at LinkedIn.