PADI – the only diving qualification

PADI has been the leader in teaching the world to dive for more than 50 years and has issued in excess of 25 million scuba certifications. The PADI system of diver education is the most instructionally valid method in diving, as PADI Instructors are trained and held to the industry’s highest standards for safety and performance.

The most sought-after dive educators on the planet, PADI Instructors have safely guided divers below the surface since 1966. Teaching the world’s most popular scuba diving curriculum, they transform people into divers and open hearts and minds to the hidden beauty of nature’s creation and our obligation to protect it.

Learning to dive in the Maldives is truly learning in paradise and for those who are already divers continuing their PADI adventure, with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course or one of the many PADI speciality courses, amongst this stunning underwater scenery is a privilege. The variety of topography and diving environments for scuba divers is hard to surpass anywhere else in the world. With some of the finest liveaboards dive boats and luxury resorts in the world, it is easy for divers and non-divers alike to follow their PADI diving dreams in the Maldives.

Back in the UK, diving can be just as beautiful and fulfilling. Many divers follow their diving adventures by exploring the variety of dive sites around the UK coastline. There are literally hundreds of PADI Dive Shops where divers can continue their PADI training or join Club dives.

Some divers have a yearning to share their passion with others and ultimately become PADI Open Water Scuba instructors. These professional ambassadors are the future of PADI, as they train others to explore and respect our ocean planet.