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PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)

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Three Divers are on board a boat, One diver is a complete beginner, one is a BSAC diver, and there's one PADI diver. The boat hits some rocks and rapidly begins to sink, so the three men start to debate the best route out of their situation. The complete beginner wants to dump all of his ... Read review

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Community Level 4Muffin_the...

Muffin_the_Mule

Teenage Mutants, Napoleon Turtles

AdvantagesWetness

DisadvantagesColdness.

"...BSAC diver, and there's one PADI diver. The boat hits some rocks and rapidly begins to sink, so the three men start to debate the best route out of their situation. The complete beginner wants to dump all of his gear, and swim to the shore. The BSAC diver wants to put on all his kit, except his weight belt and amble in inflated safety across the surface, without forfeiting any of his precious, costly equipment. The PADI diver ask the other two ..." Read review
20.03.2010

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Community Level 6scuba_angel

scuba_angel

Scuba, my main obession!

Advantagesinternationally recognised

Disadvantageshas a bad rep in some areas

"...Open Water course. O.K so I'm PADI trained. PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, PADI is originally an American company which is now recognised all around the world, because its training standards are just that, standard no matter where you are in the world. The basic entry level course is called Open Water or if you are under the age of 10 you can do a range of courses designed to introduce you to the kit and hopefully ..." Read review
15.01.2005

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Community Level 3Yankee_tam

Yankee_tam

To the Depths and Back

AdvantagesThe train you for the any trouble water that may lie ahead

DisadvantagesThey can be a bit expensive but well worth it

"...suggest that you go with PADI as I have found with all the courses I have taken (I am know a Rescue Diver) that PADI is the best and the most know worldwide. I have seen other clubs doing the same courses as me but with awful instructors, I mean I may be wrong in many cases just saying what I have seen. To show you what I mean I will describe two courses that I have been on with PADI to hopefully show you the type of training they provide and how ..." Read review
10.02.2001

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Community Level 2johnny760

johnny760

Are we Anphibians try diving with PADI

AdvantagesDive centres all over the world

DisadvantagesAn expensive sport to be involved in but its worth it.

"...can go onto the initial PADI scuba diver or open water course and then on and up through advanced open water then specialist dives and rescue diver finally culminating in PADI master dive the highest no instructing PADI qualification From Turkey we next went to Australia, and here Karen played a blinder. We arrived in Cairns after spending a week in Sydney. Laid our eyes for the first time on the Magnificent Great Barrier Reef to which Karen's ..." Read review
24.08.2005

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Community Level 3rustifer

rustifer

Padi Divemaster Course

AdvantagesThe Divemaster course is excellent for improving your skills

DisadvantagesDoing it as an internship (if you can get one) is better than doing the 10 day course

"...that we should do the Padi Divemaster course. We had completed our Padi Rescue Diver course in Paphos, in Cyprus, and thought that it would be a good idea to do the DM course in Limassol as we had been there on holiday the previous year and had a great 2 weeks’ diving with Aloha Divers. The Divemaster course is the first stage in the Padi professional qualifications. We decided we would do it over 10 days but it can be done over a matter ..." Read review
17.10.2002

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