PADI [Professional Association of Diving Instructors] is the world’s largest recreational diving membership organisation. Their membership includes dive businesses, resort facilities, academic institutions, instructor trainers, dive educators, divers, snorkellers and other water sports enthusiasts.
Professional PADI Members (dive centres, resorts, educational facilities, instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters) teach the vast majority of the world’s recreational divers, issuing more than 800,000 certifications each year.
PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and adventure accessible to the public while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service.
The PADI system of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety related information and local environmental knowledge to students in stages. PADI courses are student-centred and provide for maximum practise and application.
Students learn the basics through independent study and then are guided through additional development by their instructors.
The goal is to get students in the water as soon as possible and provide them with the instruction necessary to gain confidence in their diving abilities.
All PADI programs, fall under strict educational standards to maintain worldwide consistency and quality.
With thousands of members and millions of divers, PADI-sponsored programs are becoming a growing force in the worldwide effort to preserve the underwater environment. Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility and Education) encompasses PADI’s environmental awareness and protection philosophy.
Through their training, PADI divers learn the importance of protecting fragile aquatic ecosystems and are encouraged to become involved in preservation efforts.
If you would like to learn to dive, have a look at the PADI Open Water course or Discover Scuba Diving programme.
If you would like to become a certified PADI Open Water Diver you can start right now! Sign up for the new, on-line PADI eLearning system. Save valuable holiday time and complete the theory part of the PADI Open Water Course on-line, before you come on holiday. Give yourself up to 1 year to complete your online knowledge development, and gain lifetime access to the PADI Open Water Diver Manual online [more info].
Narima Diving offers the full range of PADI Dive Courses. Our team of multi-lingual staff, equipped with the latest multi-media teaching resources, are always on-hand to assist you in your scuba-diving training.
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For further information about PADI, please visit their website at www.padi.com.
To find out more about Project AWARE, and how you can help to protect our ocean’s reefs, please visit www.projectaware.org.