Advance Open Water dive certificate - start online, finish in Aruba?
Has anyone done the ecourses from Padi where you start your certification by taking classes online, then finish the practical dives in Aruba? Any good or bad experiences doing this?
Jon (husband) is certified, but only to go 60'. He wants to get his advanced certification. He is debating doing it here or in Aruba. I'm a little concerned at the 5 dives needed in the 10 days we are there since I have no interest in diving, but ultimately it will be up to him. I told him I would reach out to see if anyone has any thoughts. He definitely wants to avoid as much class time as possible, which is why we are looking into the elearning courses.
My daughter got her PADI open water and advanced open water certification through Aruba Watersports. She did not take advantage of the eLearning option since she was in school at the time, but I have no doubt it is the easiest way to go. Either way it is a certification well worth having.