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PADI

Founded:

1966 in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA



Overview

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world's largest recreational diving membership and diver training organization, having over 136,000 PADI professionals and 6,200 dive shops and resorts in more than 180 countries worldwide.

John Cronin, originally a NAUI instructor, and Ralph Erickson formed PADI in 1966, when they decided to form their own organization to break diver training down into different courses instead of a single universal course. In the late 1970s and early 80s, PADI had created its own multimedia student and instructor educational materials for each course, distinguishing it from other organizations. In the late 1980s, PADI was a worldwide leading scuba diving training organization.

PADI’s system, made up of over 25 specialty diver courses, allows you to continue your dive education for a lifetime, reaching PADI Divemaster or even PADI Master Scuba Diver. PADI has standardized learning objectives, with its theory mainly conveyed through self-study, using books, computer based training using CD-ROM or online learning, supplemented with video to help the student diver visualize what he/she has learned. Practical learning happens in confined water, while performance evaluations take place in open water.

In addition to the mainstream specialty courses, individual PADI instructors can prepare and teach (with PADI's approval) their own distinctive specialty courses, and dozens of such courses abound. Some of these courses include the less-frequently-used mainstream skills like the "Twin-set diver", "Full face-mask diver", "Surface Marker Buoy", and "Advanced wreck diver" specialties. Other courses are abstract, either with reference to skills or locale; for example, specialties in "Golf ball diver", "Zen/Yoga diver", "Underwater wedding", or site-specific specialties such as “Wreck of the Rhone diver” and “Spiegel Grove Diver”.

Similarly, PADI's sister company, Emergency First Response Corp provides a range of first aid and CPR programs for lay people, including workplace specific programs in Australia, Canada and the UK.

In 1995, PADI founded Project AWARE out of its strong commitment to preserving the aquatic environment. Project AWARE information has been integrated in most courses and divers are offered can offer a donation to the program, and in return, exchange their normal certificate for an AWARE-certificate.

You can even earn college credit with PADI. Various institutions for college credit or funding throughout world recommend PADI courses for college credit equivalency.

PADI courses comply with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards for Recreational Diving Services (RDS) by the European Underwater Federation and the Austrian Standards Institute.

PADI Instructor Development Courses have received vocational training recognition by the Vocational Education Training and Accreditation Board (VETAB) in Australia, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and in the England, Wales, and Northern Ireland on the National Qualification Framework.

PADI is a member of the following member councils of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council- the United States RSTC, the RSTC Canada, the RSTC Europe, and the C-Card Council (Japan).

PADI Headquarters

  • 30151 Tomas Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-2125 USA

PADI Asia Pacific

  • Unit 3, 4 Skyline Place Frenchs Forest New South Wales 2086 Sydney, Australia

PADI Canada

  • Unit 107, 1680 Broadway St. Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2M8 Canada

PADI EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

  • Pavilion 1, The Pavilions Bridgwater Road Bristol BS13 8AE United Kingdom

Swiss Office

  • Oberwilerstrasse 3 CH-8442 Hettlingen Switzerland

PADI JAPAN

  • 1-20-1 Ebisu – Minami Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0022 Japan

BRASILIAN DISTRIBUTION OFFICE

  • Av Washington Luiz 5654 – Aeroporto São Paulo – S.P. – CEP: 04626-001, Brasil

RUSSIAN DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

  • Kosmonavta Volkova Street, 10, office 202 Moscow, Russia
Certification Name Pre Requisites Minimum Age Required Number of Dives Max Depth More Info
Advanced Open Water Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 15 i
Adventure Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 15 i
Altitude Diver Open Water Diver or equal rating 10 i
Assistant Instructor Divemaster (or equal rating) + certified over 6 months + CPR & First Aid within past 24 months + medical statement signed by physician 18 60 dives with night, deep, & navigation experience, 100 dives needed before Exams i
Boat Diver Open Water Diver or equal rating 10 i
Bubblemaker 8 2m (6ft) i
Cavern Diver Advanced Open Water Diver, equal rating 18 i
Course Director have been Master Instructor for past 6 months + no Quality Assurance complaints in past 12 months + exclusive use of PADI education within past 12 months + IDC Staff Instructor + staffed 2 complete IDCs after being certified as IDC Staff Instructor + current EFR Instructor Trainer + experience working with a PADI dive shop or resort 18 250 i
Deep Diver Adventure Diver, or equal rating 15 40 metres (130 feet) i
Digital Underwater Photographer Open Water Diver or equal rating, snorkel with no certification 10 i
Discover Reabreather any diving certification 18 15 i
Discover Scuba Diving 10 i
Discover Snorkeling 10
Discover Tec Diving Open Water Diver, equal rating 18 10 i
Distinctive Specialties i
Divemaster Open Water Diver (or equal rating) + Rescue Diver (or equal rating) + EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or equal rating) within past 24 months + medical statement signed by physician 18 40 dives to start and 60 to finish course i
Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 12 i
Drift Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 12 i
Dry Suit Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 10 i
EFR Instructor Adult and Child CPR + First-Aid within past 24 months 18 i

Tom Haab Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver

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Flavio Mayrink Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver

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Eric Law Open Water Diver

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NORMAH BAHAROM Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver

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Heidi Divemaster

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İlker Altıparmak Open Water Scuba Instructor

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Mahmoud Younes Open Water Diver

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Daniel Open Water Diver

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Andrea Lou Agawa Open Water Diver

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Mitch Mazaher Open Water Diver, Altitude Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Cavern Diver, Emergency First Response (EFR), EFR Instructor, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Open Water Scuba Instructor

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