PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is basically a training program for scuba divers. It was founded in 1956 and has become one of the most authentic scuba diving training programs. It is accepted in a large number of countries all over the world and PADI quailified people always get respectable jobs in scuba diving field. PADI was started by John Cronin who was passionate to teach diving skills and he divided the instructional course in different parts in order to meet the requirements of students of different levels. PADI includes entry level courses that lead to advanced courses in order to master the skills. PADI is comprised on theoretical knowledge and practical skills that make the learners best divers and qualified trainers as well.
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Robert Clark founded SSI (Scuba Schools International) in Colorado, USA, in 1970 with a view to teach scuba diving and award certification to those who learn this skill in a systematic way. Currently, SSI is working as a premier scuba diving organisation and supervises many scuba diving schools that give instructions and training to the students all over the world. The SSI courses are broken into two main categories including the courses for beginners and advanced learners. SSI helps students to learn open water diving, underwater navigation and deep diving. The SSI certification is accepted all over the world and it has got certification from ISO as well.
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