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Does PADI accept SSI?

Does PADI accept SSI?

But will people accept an SSI qualification in a PADI shop? Yes! Both organizations are recognised all over the world for quality scuba diving training. Any qualification you gain with either will be valid in any dive shop.

How do I convert PADI to SSI?

There is no need for you to do a PADI to SSI crossover or an SSI to PADI crossover. The SSI open water course will allow you to do precisely what the PADI open water course will qualify you to do. Although the teaching on each course is different, the actual qualification is the same.

How deep can an open water diver go SSI?

The SSI Open Water Diver is our most popular certification level. This globally-recognized certification will allow you to dive with another certified diver, worldwide, to depths of up to 18m / 60 feet and is valid for life.

How do I upgrade from junior open water to SSI?

Once a Jr. OWD turns 15 years of age, their certification can be upgraded to an SSI Open Water Diver Certification by completing the SSI Scuba Skills Update Program. This program consists of one classroom session and 1 pool session. If you are now 15, or older, you can upgrade to OW.

Why is SSI cheaper than PADI?

SSI are arguably keeping up with our technological age a little bit better than PADI and have made online materials much more accessible and cheaper for their students than PADI.

Which is best SSI or PADI?

Yeah it doesn’t matter much. Both are equally well structured and have the same kind of teaching mechanisms. However, I would recommend PADI since they have a wider reach. There are some places, very few though, where schools operate only with PADI and not SSI.

What’s better PADI or SSI?

To summarize: Both PADI and SSI offer world-class diving training around the world. They both maintain high standards of practice across the globe. SSI is generally cheaper, so if you are looking for a lower price, you can do your SSI Open Water.

What are the 4 Open Water dives?

There are four components to the PADI Open Water Diver course: theory, confined water work, waterskills asessement, and open water dives.

How long does SSI Open Water take?

Suggested Duration: 16 – 32 hours.

How long does SSI open water take?

What is SSI diving certificate?

The SSI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless. The fun doesn t need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further – imagine diving in underwater shipwrecks, with sharks, or becoming an underwater photographer!

Is SSI different to PADI?

Many instructors prefer the SSI approach, which gives instructors much more flexibility in the sequence of skills that the student learns, while PADI maintains that skills cannot be moved from one in-water session to another, although the order of skills can be altered within a session.

Is SSI recognized worldwide?

Let me tell you one thing beforehand: both agencies (PADI and SSI) follow the general framework laid down by the World Recreational Scuba Diving Council. There are no significant differences in the skills and requirements every diver needs to have. Both agencies create capable divers all over the world.

How do I verify my SSI dives?

How does the Expansion of the QR Code Scanner works?

  1. In the app menu, click on the Universal QR Code Scanner in the lower-left corner.
  2. Scan the QR code of a Training Center or professional.
  3. Click on “Verify Dives”
  4. A list of all unverified dives will appear.
  5. To verify the dives, click on the button above “Verify X Dives”

How deep can you scuba without certification?

-Javier Cantellops. The short, super long answer is… as an Open Water certified diver you are qualified to dive “independently” (with a buddy of course), without a certified professional guiding you, to 18m/60ft. This is why we recommend continuing your scuba education and going on more dives.

How fast can I get scuba certified?

It’s possible to complete your confined and open water dives in three or four days by completing the knowledge development portion via PADI eLearning, or other home study options offered by your local dive shop or resort.

What’s the difference between SSI and Patty?

The biggest difference is the teaching methodology. In PADI, you need to complete a set order to meet their standards and pass the course while SSI allows slightly more flexibility for students to grow in confidence by completing other skills first. Both agencies offer e-learning options as well as a printed manual.

How do I verify dives on SSI app?

Do PADI cards expire?

Your PADI certification never expires; but if you haven’t been diving in a while, it’s 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.

What happens if you scuba dive without certification?

There are no laws that currently prohibit you from going scuba diving without a certification. This does not mean that you should try and do it. Scuba diving can be very dangerous and without the proper training, it can often be fatal for those who try and do it. So, get certified.

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