Question: Is PADI or SSI better?

Is SSI better than PADI?

In conclusion, there is very little difference between PADI and SSI. As a recreational diver, the differences are so small that if you arent completing a course, you probably wont notice. Both maintain high standards of training around the world. Both are globally acknowledged as diving qualifications.

Does PADI recognize SSI?

A: Yes, you can cross between PADI and SSI as much as you like for the recreational dive levels. Their levels are quite similar and certification of another dive organization is totally accepted. As noted all standards are set forth by the RSTC (Recreational Scuba Training Council).

Which dive certification is the best?

The 5 Best Scuba Diving Certification Programs of 2021Best Overall: PADI. Runner-Up, Best Overall: SSI. Oldest Agency: NAUI. Best British Contingent: BSAC. Best for Future Tec Divers: SDI.1 Aug 2021

Are SSI and PADI interchangeable?

PADI & SSI quals are interchangeable, so if you do your Advanced course with a PADI instructor youll be a PADI AOW diver, and this card will supersede your SSI OW.

How deep can you dive with open water SSI?

With the SSI Scuba Diver certification, you can dive up to 12 meters deep with an SSI Professional in open waters and will have completed almost half of the Open Water Diver training.

Do PADI licenses expire?

Your PADI certification never expires; but if you havent been diving in a while, its better to be over-prepared than risk a problem because you forget something important. Dive shops also appreciate seeing a recent ReActivated date on your certification card.

How deep can a PADI diver go?

How deep do you go? With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. Beginning scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 metres/60 feet.

What are the three basic rules of scuba?

The three Basic Rules of Scuba stated in the proper order of importance are: Breathe continuously, ascend slowly and maintain control, and never dive alone or beyond your level of training.

Where is the best diving in the US?

Top Places to Scuba Dive in the United StatesMonterey Bay, California. Santa Catalina Island, California. Channel Islands, California. Southeast Florida. Florida Keys. Bonne Terre, Missouri. Flower Garden Banks, Texas. Bellingham, Washington.25 Apr 2018

What is the deepest pool in the world?

Deep Dive Dubai Deep Dive Dubai, located in Dubais Nad Al Sheba neighborhood, is now verified by the Guinness World Record as the worlds deepest swimming pool, at a depth of 169.9 feet (60.02 meters) and holds 14 million liters of water. That, the owners say, is the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Whats the deepest a human can go underwater?

The maximum depth reached by anyone in a single breath is 702 feet (213.9 metres) and this record was set in 2007 by Herbert Nitsch. He also holds the record for the deepest dive without oxygen – reaching a depth of 831 feet (253.2 metres) but he sustained a brain injury as he was ascending.

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