PADI:  Professional Association of Diving Instructors

Welcome to the World of Scuba Diving.
PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization.
With more than forty years experience, over 133,500 PADI Professionals and more than 6,000 dive shops and resorts worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere.

Scuba diving with PADI Instructors, Dive Centers and Resorts can help transform your life through education, experience, equipment and environmental conservation:

There are a multitude of PADI scuba diving courses choose from. Whether you want to learn scuba, improve your skills or become a scuba instructor, you can do it via the PADI System of diver education.

PADI Dive Shops offer a variety of experiences through tours, local charters and dive trips. Through your local PADI Dive Center or Resort, you can explore dive sites nearby your home or exotic vacation destinations around the world. You an also build life long friendships with fellow dive buddies in the PADI Diving Society.

Learn about all the fun gadgets and scuba gear available to you through PADI Dive Shops and Resorts.

Environmental Conservation:

Organizations like Project AWARE Foundation and partnerships with organizations like the National Geographic Society help preserve and protect aquatic environments. You can volunteer with your local PADI Dive Shop or Resort and participate in a variety of conservation events.