About PADI Diver Courses

Founded in 1966, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world's larges scuba diving training organization. PADI's curriculum focuses on performance-based learning and requires that all students meet strict educational standards in order to become certified. PADI also recognizes the importance of continuing diver education and offers a wide variety of specialty courses to match different diving interests.

PADI's Four E's Philosophy

The PADI system of diver education and training is comprised of four elements: Education, Experience, Equipment, and Environmental Conservation. In terms of Education, PADI offers a wide range of scuba diving courses, from Open Water Diver and Wreck Diver to Search & Recovery and EFR. PADI also strives to provide divers with a variety of Experiences, from local dives to dive trips in exotic locations. PADI also recognizes the importance of divers having a full understanding of their Equipment, which is rolled into their curriculum. Finally, PADI-certified divers learn about Environmental Conservation and are encouraged to become active in both local and global conservation efforts.