PADI - How to check version/validity of training materials

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Spec guides in black and white dated 2005 and colored ones from 2007!
If you have a B&W one for which a colored one exists, the B&W one is outdated. However, there are still some B&W ones (with no color update) that are "current" (plus possible TB mods).
Im also looking forward to my free passes at renewal so i can access a bunch of PADI eLearning materials for myself!
Yes, good scheme.


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Requiring instructors to manually update material is such an outdated concept I’m surprised PADI still do it. BSAC are accused of being slow to change, but we’ve had all instructor material on-line for over 2 years. When a lesson is undated, like the inclusion of Immersion Pulmonary Oedema (IPO), the relevant on-line lesson is updated for all instructors to use.

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