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The Most Popular
The letters PADI stand for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Established in 1966, PADI is the largest and most popular scuba training organization in the world. Approximately 70% of the divers certified each year in the United States are certified as PADI divers. Over 13 million divers have been trained using the PADI educational system of diving. Needless to say, the PADI system is tried and true.

International Recognition
PADI is the world's largest and most popular diver training organization, with over 100,000 professional members and facilities in more than 175 countries and territories. When you travel with your PADI certification, you can be confident that your diving credentials will be recognized and accepted anywhere in the world you wish to dive.

Quality
While big is not always best, PADI is big because they are the best. In particular, PADI instructors are well trained and their adherence to standards is closely monitored by the PADI quality assurance organization. PADI methods simply translate to a higher level of Quality Assurance for you the student. Another quality that sets PADI apart is the quality of its training system and materials. PADI developed its system to stringent educational standards.

Educational Validity
PADI's scuba training system is unparalleled in the industry. PADI's courses have been independently evaluated and recommended for college credit equivalency by the American Council on Education (ACE). PADI courses have received similar recognition from other educational institutions internationally. Discriminating dive students should ask why PADI has been the only training organization with this distinction. PADI offers you the most popular, internationally recognized, quality oriented certification on the planet!

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