PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors
The Way the World Learns to Dive® PADI is the world’s leading scuba diver training organization.
With more than 6300 PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, and more than 136,000 individual PADI Professionals who have issued more than 24 million certifications around the world, you’ll find PADI diver courses and scuba diving services nearly everywhere. The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.
PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and scuba diving adventures possible while maintaining the highest standards for diver training, safety and customer service. PADI’s “Four E’s Philosophy” is that the dive lifestyle requires four elements: Education, Experience, Equipment and Environmental Conservation. Beyond simply learning to scuba dive, you expand your capabilities as a diver through continued education. PADI’s full range of diver courses introduces you to new underwater activities and can even help you make a career move to become a PADI Professional.
Start your PADI scuba course online through PADI eLearning. Follow the link and complete the classroom portion at your own pace – anytime, anywhere!
This is a confined open water session intended for individuals who want to experience and see for themselves how easy it is to get acquainted to the underwater world in a safe environment.
Discover Scuba Diving
This open water dive is intended for adventurous individuals who want to experience and see for themselves how easy it is to get acquainted to the underwater world.
PADI Scuba Diver
This course requires the completion of three knowledge development sessions, three confined water sessions, and two open water training dives.
PADI Open Water Diver
This course requires the completion of five knowledge development sessions, five confined water sessions, and four open water training dives.
PADI Adventure Diver
This course requires the completion of three adventure dives from the PADI list.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
This course requires the completion of a Deep Dive, UW Navigation Dive, and three adventure dives from the PADI list.
PADI Emergency First Response
This course requires two knowledge development sessions, including watching the PADI Emergency First Response video and practicing on a mannequin.
PADI Rescue Diver
This course requires the completion of five knowledge development sessions, ten skills and four scenarios conducted over at least two days.
PADI Dive Master
This course requires the completion of a water-man-ship and skill assessment in confined water, 8 knowledge development sessions, and practical application in open water enabling the candidate to practice his knowledge on how to plan, manage and control diving activities.