The term ‘blend learning’ means we combine different methods of learning – including non e-learning ones. So a blend might be some preparatory e-learning, some online self study and then an assessment and practical dive tuition over several days or weeks. By blending, different methods can be combined to create a greater overall learning experience and receive certification.
Student divers still receive PADI crew packs for their respective programme(s). This allows the candidate to watch media via DVD, read the participant manual off screen, but complete the assessments online. So it really is the best of both worlds. Prospective students taking up e-learning courses must also complete the confined water element of the course with the Academy.