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 PADI's E-Learning course is the newest and, by far, the most effective, convenient and enjoyable way to master the academic learning objectives associated with learning to scuba dive. It combines text, photos, illustrations, charts, graphs, animations and live-action video in a way that makes learning scuba diving easy and fun.

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  • As it is all done over the Internet, you can learn when and where it is convenient, moving along at your own pace (not someone else’s).
  • You can start whenever you want. (Now would be a good time.) There is no need to wait “until the next class begins.” It begins whenever you are ready.
  • Instructional design experts agree: Computer-based learning programs are, by far, the single most effective way for students to master academic concepts. (The fact it is clearly the most fun way to do so is simply a bonus.)

How Does it Work?

  • You start by logging on to PADI’s E-Learning website or by clicking on the Open Water picture link above, or to the desired picture link below. There you will be able to learn more about the course, requirements etc, then when you are ready, sign up and pay for the E-Learning portion of the course using any major credit card.
  • The program itself is very easy to use, and can be mastered by students as young as 13 (Internet privacy laws prohibit use by students 12 and under).
  • When you are ready, you enroll in any of our convenient academic review & pool training sessions. However, because they master all of the necessary academics on line, E-Learners get to skip all of the traditional classroom lectures our regular students must attend (although you are welcome to come, if you would like).
  • Prior to the first pool session, you will need to schedule a one-on-one academic review and course orientation session with one of our staff at A.U.T.S. Dive Center. Here you will take a quick, 20-question quiz and go over where you need to go and what you need to do to complete the course. (This is also a good time to purchase the equipment you will need for the course, such as masks, snorkel, wetsuit boots and adjustable fins.)
  • After completing the academic review/pool training portion of the course, you will have multiple options for finishing the final open-water training dives needed for certification.

Sounds Good. What Do I Do Next?

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The links appearing below will help answer other important questions about learning to dive, and continuing your diving education. You can click on your desired link & sign up for the eLearning portion of your course right now, use the links appearing on the following pages to find out more information on your desired course, or call us for more information!
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Robert Malone went fishing for shrimp and pulled in a surprise: a 27-pound Maine lobster that could never be viewed as shrimpy.
The beast, caught in the vicinity of Rockland, Maine, was dubbed Rocky, reports the Associated Press. Of course, the size of the lobster's fearsome claws also bring to mind the meaty fists of that boxer named Balboa.

Malone opted to donate the nearly 40-inch-long crustacean to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, the AP says. That's pretty magnanimous -- depending on how you look at it.
Lobster prices aren't what they once were, having fallen along with the economy around 2008. But they were above $3.30 a pound in 2010, and the Maine lobster industry is bubbling over what looks to be a record haul in 2011, the new site says.
And, as the AP reported last year, the harvest in 2010 was one to exclaim over, with 93.4 million pounds valued at $308 million.
By the pound, Rocky should be a valuable lobster. But this crustacean's size could indicate a long life. And geezer lobsters don't make great eating.
Times Food Editor Russ Parsons on Thursday said he would avoid making dinner out of Rocky.
"The generally accepted wisdom on lobsters is that any time you get above, say, 3 pounds, bigger is certainly not better," Parsons said. "These are old beasts and they tend to be tough. An aquarium is almost certainly its highest and best use. Preferably a very large aquarium."
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If you think that meeting a great white is bad while scuba diving, then you think twice… specially if you go SCUBA DIVING in Florida… because … well, you never know what kind of Gator you will find.

Hello new marine life! hello PADI Gator Specialty.

This is from TheLivingSea.com. (check it out cool site)

As I cruised along the sand, from the hazy distance I could see a dark shadow,” Ruda writes. “Not being able to discern its shape too well, I thought to myself, ‘Holy cow! That’s a huge stingray.’”

Ruda said when he got closer, he couldn’t believe his eyes.

“This creature was so out of place that I thought it was nothing more than a well-planned out hoax by my good friends,” he said. I took a photo from a distance in case it wasn't a hoax so I would have some kind of proof. As I approached closer I looked carefully at its mouth for the tell-tale sign of what I thought it was -- a salt water crocodile (in 60 feet of water!). But I could tell it wasn't a crocodile. It was, in fact, a 5 - 6 foot American alligator. Its eyes were closed and it did not move so I was almost certain this was one heck of a joke my friends were playing on me. I mean, no one can expect to see an alligator miles out in the ocean. So I approached within inches of it to get some pictures you know to play along with the joke. But suddenly its eyes opened and it moved its legs. Oh my goodness!! I could not believe this gator was the REAL thing.


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FUN FACTS & SCUBA TRIVIA

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<>THOUGH Cousteau is given credit for the invention of SCUBA, Leonardo da Vinci had drawn up plans for a leather scuba suit about 300 years earlier.

<>EVER wonder why everything appears blue in underwater pictures and movies? The water above divers filters all the red and yellow light, making everything appear to have a blue hue. *Diving with an artificial light source will allow you to see true color under water.

<>IF you decide you really like to dive, it is possible to get married underwater!

<>HUMANS kill close to 100 million sharks per year, while the number of shark attacks of humans resulting in death is only 8-12 per year.

<>THE world record for longest dive is 69 days and 19 minutes and is held by Richard Presley. He completed this dive in 1992 in an deep-water module at Key Largo, Florida.

<>OVER 90% of all volcanic activity happens in the ocean!

<>SCIENTIST estimate that up to 80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface.

<>THE largest living organism on earth is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It has a larger surface area than all of England!

<>THE Blue Whale is the largest known animal on the planet, with a heart the size of a small car.

<>FISH can change sex during their lives, and some even have both male and female sex organs. Intrigued? Come explore the ocean with us to see for yourself, and bring a friend!

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