PADI Instructor Development Center


PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors

Welcome to the underwater world!
PADI is the world’s largest diving organization, certifying one million divers a year, which account for 75% of the world’s total qualification counts.
Your PADI certification will be recognized all over the world, wherever you choose to dive at.

PADI now celebrates over 50 years of experience and excellence in “teaching the world to dive” presenting diving programs for children, Recreational courses, professional trainings and technical dive training.

PADI Educational Philosophy

PADI’s educational philosophy is “striving for early success”, with maximum flexibility to the students needs. You dive as soon as possible dependant only on your personal learning pace.
During the course you acquire theoretical knowledge, self-confidence and achieve mastery in diving skills.
PADI study material, interactive books, videos and DVDs, workbooks, etc, has been translated into more than 25 languages.
During the course, we will make sure you are able to meet the objectives of your course, with an emphasis on ability rather than time, and so we’ll practice over and over again until you reach the required level.

PADI Courses flow chart

Worldwide credibility

The quality of PADI teaching is well known. PADI especially makes sure that its instructors teach their courses in conformance with the standards that the organization imposes and with a constant concern for integrity, adaptation to student needs, and respect for the local environment. PADI represents more than 130,000 professionals and approximately 5300 PADI Dive Centres and Resorts operating in 183 countries. You will easily find an instructor that will speak your language and offer you the one-of-a-kind experience of underwater diving. Throughout the world, you will meet PADI divers who can become your partners.

Professional quality

Every PADI instructor must present a deep knowledge and understanding in diver training methods and possess the ability to lead various PADI programs tailored to specific needs.
Before receiving certification as a PADI Instructor, candidates are reviewed by a PADI examiner; arriving from one of the PADI’s offices, this ensures that the process of evaluation will be objective and fair.
All PADI diving programs, recreational diving and technical diving, meet strict educational standards.
PADI actively involved in quality assurance ensuring that indeed the courses meet the expectations standards of diver training.
No other diving organizations on the market put as much effort to maintain this level of reliability and professional integrity.

Environmental Responsibility

Project A.W.A.R.E
(Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility and Education)

As of now, PADI is the only diving organization who significantly invest in the conservation and protection of the underwater environment
Project AWARE is a non-profit project that aims to increase the awareness and sensitivity of divers to the delicate marine environment issues.
All PADI courses put an emphasize on the importance of preserving the underwater systems and will encourage you as a diver to take part in environmental conservation efforts. You are also highly invited to take part in annual international cleanup days usually conducted at the end of September of each year.