What is the PADI Open Water Touch?

The PADI Open Water Touch is the newest, most modern way to study for your PADI course. Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to scuba dive It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s portable and it’s your entry to the underwater world as a scuba diver.

The Touch integrates the PADI Open Water Diver Manual with the PADI Open Water Diver Video into a powerful, tablet-based learning experience. When you dive in with the Touch, you will:

  • Learn diving facts, principles and safety concepts in preparation for your confined and open water dives.
  • Watch video clips that show you the world of scuba diving.
  • Get introduced to the scuba skills you will be practicing on Koh Tao
  • Take simple quizzes to make sure you understand the material as you progress.


PADI Open Water Touch for iOS and AndroidYou can complete all the theory portion of your PADI course prior to your arrival on Koh Tao. This allows you more time to explore the beautiful island and to have a relaxed and practice oriented schedule. After you download the PADI Open Water Touch, you don’t need to be online to use it so you can truly learn anytime, anywhere.

The method of studying in your own time and then only focus on the in-water training with your PADI Instructor has become more and more popular. Most PADI courses are available as eLearning and Touch options, which we strongly recommend to all our divers!

Check it out for free

Are you curious and ready to try it? Download the PADI Library app for  Apple or  Android and experience the Touch introduction for free. Do you have any questions or are you unsure which method of learning is best for you? Contact us now, we are more than happy to help you!