The Open Water Diver Digital Certification Pak – Offline (English), product #60460-1, has been enhanced to accommodate users with limited internet connectivity. This independent study pak comes with two download options: 1) the PADI Open Water Diver Touch™, a single large file with integrated videos, and 2) a digital PADI Open Water Diver Manual, which has embedded quizzes and exams in addition to the Knowledge Reviews that can be stored and uploaded whenever the user connects to the internet. Student divers continue to have access to digital versions of the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) table and eRDPML™. The PADI Open Water Diver Video is also now available separately from the high resolution Touch version, and can be downloaded in six separate low-resolution files (including the Introduction and five sections).
Student divers have the option to download either version of the Digital Certification Pak – Offline training materials based on their connectivity and device storage capacity. Because the file size of the separate videos and manual is smaller, the files download quickly even with a slow internet connection. In addition, users can download the files individually or all at once, offering even more flexibility when accessing training materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the main differences between the two versions of this product?
A: The Open Water Diver Touch, which contains integrated high-resolution videos, must be downloaded as one file and this is best achieved with a fast internet connection. The smaller, separate-file option is comprised of the Open Water Diver Manual file and the six compressed Open Water Diver Video files. Student divers may download one video at a time or all six at once (internet bandwidth/time allowing).
Q: How does a student diver purchase this product?
A: After registering for the Open Water Diver Digital Certification Pak – Offline and logging in to the PADI Library App, new and existing student divers have access to both versions, and see these 12 folios::
- Start Here – instructions on how to begin
- PADI Open Water Diver Touch (high-resolution file)
- PADI Open Water Diver Manual
- PADI Open Water Diver Video – Introduction (low-resolution file)
- PADI Open Water Diver Video – Section 1 (low-resolution file)
- PADI Open Water Diver Video – Section 2 (low-resolution file)
- PADI Open Water Diver Video – Section 3 (low-resolution file)
- PADI Open Water Diver Video – Section 4 (low-resolution file)
- PADI Open Water Diver Video – Section 5 (low-resolution file)
- eRDPML (digital version)
- RDP Table metric (digital version)
- RDP Table imperial (digital version)
Q: Are there instructions explaining how to access the manual and low-resolution videos?
A: Yes. The second confirmation email sent to student divers, which includes instructions on accessing the product, also includes information regarding the two options. The Start Here folio provides simple step-by-step instructions on how to begin. In addition, at the beginning of the digital manual there is also information regarding the option of streaming or downloading video files.
Q: Can a student start one version of this product (high- or low-resolution version) and switch between the versions without losing any work?
A: Yes, but once a version is selected, it’s recommended the student remain with the initial choice throughout training. However, if a student does switch, the Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes and Exam scores will carry over to the eRecord as long as the student completed and submitted the results.
Q: How soon will this low-resolution option be available in other languages?
A: Expect to see rollout of translated materials in several languages in third quarter 2017.