PADI is the World Leader in Certifiying Scuba Students

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How do I become certified to scuba dive?

PADI is the World Leader in Certifiying Scuba Students

While there are many scuba diving certification agencies, PADI is the primary one worldwide. If you want to learn to scuba dive, or are planning to take a class, chances are you will take from a PADI-sanctioned course. What should you expect from a diver's certification class?

  • Students get classroom instruction and open-water training.
  • The course is performance-based, which means students need to demonstrate mastery of specific skills and knowledge.
  • Students need to pass a basic swim test by swimming 200 yards nonstop. There is no time or stroke requirement.



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