Students who are certified as Basic Mermaids can use the PADI Basic Mermaid Upgrade to complete the independent study portion of the Mermaid course from a laptop/desktop computer or mobile device.
The best experience is to study online, however, if students find themselves without internet for periods (such as when commuting or traveling) or have inconsistent, poor internet services, they can download content to study offline via the PADI Training app.
The PADI Training app is available for Apple® iOS devices and Android™ devices. It’s best if devices are no more than three generations old. Content can be downloaded in sections for download convenience with a total file size of approximately 267.81MB.
PADI Basic Mermaid Upgrade contains the information beyond Basic Mermaid needed for the Mermaid course. It provides students with the background knowledge and safety considerations necessary to understand equalization and breathhold techniques. It also introduces fundamental and unique mermaid skills such as swimming with a mermaid tail, making turns, team movements and mermaid bubbles.
For convenience, links to required forms are also available in the Learning Portal.