About PADI – Professional Association of Diving Instructors
FACT: PADI is the world’s largest recreational diving membership organisation. PADI Dive Certifications are recognised
by more dive operators worldwide than any other certifying agency.
PADI [Professional Association of Diving Instructors] is the world’s largest recreational diving membership organisation. The PADI 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.
SCUBAFISH Dive Centre is a PADI 5 Star, Gold Palm, IDC,
Dive Resort based in Ko Lanta Thailand
Scubafish holds the following PADI Dive Centre ratings:
A PADI Dive Center or Resort is a professional business that specializes in the retail sale of recreational scuba equipment, dive instruction and dive services. To qualify as a PADI Dive Center, the business must commit to meeting and maintaining professional business standards aimed at raising dive customer satisfaction. Plan your next dive vacation with one of more than 3000 PADI Resorts worldwide. PADI Resorts specifically cater to scuba divers and snorkelers. With activities like scuba and snorkel instruction, introductory scuba experience programs, guided dive tours and snorkeling excursions and dive equipment rentals, PADI Resorts are the perfect choice for traveling divers.
PADI Five Star Dive Centers
The PADI Five Star Dive Center membership level is awarded to progressive PADI Dive Centers that excel in providing divers with a full range of diver education programs, equipment selection, and experience opportunities. To qualify as PADI Five Star Dive Centers, an operation must meet elevated service and business standards, and promote and offer PADI courses as their only recreational diver training. These dive centers also actively promote aquatic environmental awareness and embrace the PADI System of diver education, with a commitment to providing customers with quality products, services and experiences.
PADI Five Star Resorts (formerly Gold Palm Resorts)
Quality accommodations, superior service and excellent dive opportunities make PADI Gold Palm Resorts stand out from the rest.
Resorts of this caliber focus on customer satisfaction, memorable dive experiences, diver safety and environmental awareness by going the extra mile to provide professional and outstanding service. Offering new divers safe and easy beginner scuba programs to more advanced and adventurous dives including wreck diving, cavern diving, deep diving and shark dives.
PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center
A PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center (Five Star IDC) not only meets all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards, but also meets additional training standards required to offer PADI Instructor-level training.
A PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center (IDC) offers diving guests a wide range of programs to fulfill their educational goals from entry-level training up through instructor-level certifications.
You can complete your training as a PADI OWSI or MSDT Instructor ratings at a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center.
PADI Five Star Instructor Development Resort (formerly Gold Palm Instructor Development Resort)
A PADI Gold Palm Instructor Development Center (Gold Palm IDC) not only meets all PADI Gold Palm standards, but also meets additional training standards required to offer PADI Instructor-level training.
A PADI Gold Palm IDC offers diving guests and students a wide range of scuba diving programs geared towards fulfilling your educational goals from entry-level, beginner diver training up through to instructor-level certifications. All of this can be completed within a relaxed and comfortable resort setting.
More about PADI:
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 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
For further information about PADI, please visit their website at http://www.padi.com
To find out more about Project Aware, and how you can help to protect our ocean’s reefs, please visit http://www.projectaware.org
Make a difference: Support Project Aware! Support projects include:
- Turtle & Dugong Conservation
- Marine Camps for kids
- Shark & Ray tagging
- Beach & Underwater Clean-ups
- Artificial Reefs