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What is PADI ?

PADI (Professional Association of Diving instructors) is the world's largest diving membership organization established for the entertainment / sporting purposes .


Diving companies, countryside activities, academic institutes, instruction trainers, dive educators, divers, snorkellers and other water sports fans are the members of huge Padi organization.


Professional PADI Members (dive centers, resorts, educational facilities, instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters),  are providing training to divers from all around the world and as a result of these effective trainings almost one million certificates are given to people who are stepping ahead in diving world.


PADI Professionals aimed to give highest standarts in diving training,  safety and customer relations . As well as the highest standarts Padi professionals give everybody a chance to discover , explore and participate the adventure of underwater life.


There are many international PADI center, three of them (PADI Europe, PADI International Ltd and PADI Nordic) covers 30 countries directly affected by European standards. 


   Turkey  is a part of PADI INTERNATIONAL where   the central office is situated in United Kingdom.

Temporary Certificates are sent here, and prepared and sent back to the student.

 Starting age for PADI training is 8  however  according to the law in Turkey age to start traignin is 14.  Therefore PADI's children's programs can not be applied in Turkey.

The one who already has Padi license and certificates also get the license from CMAS whilst  TSSF obligated the CMAS certificate to be able to dive in seas of Turkey .


In terms of lecture  CMAS and PADI do not show much difference. The number of PADI scuba diving courses are  a bit higher than CMAS. Materials are compulsory in the  courses and the costs of these materials are reflected in prices.

Here is the list of Padi courses ;

    Buble Maker , Seal Team , Discover Scuba Diving , Scuba Diver , Open Water Diver , Adventure Diver , Advanced Open Water Diver , emergency First Response , Rescue Diver , Master Scuba Diver

Padi Diving Trainer Courses ;

    Master Instructor, Course Director , IDC Staff Instructor , Master Scuba Diver Trainer , Specialty Instructor , Open Water Scuba Instructor , Assistant Instructor , Emergency First Response Instructor , Dive Master

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17 Haziran Pazartesi, 2013
Name and Surname:
Laura Mota
Message :
diving in Turkey
Turkish divers are so professionals. Best instructors to give you the best practical infos. try to learn as much as u c an when u r in Turkey.

28 Mayıs Pazartesi, 2012
Name and Surname:
james dodwell
Message :
Padi courses in marmaris
marmaris diving center and vip scuba diving schools which are the best diving centres of marmaris are recommended to take any professional Padi courses.