We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the two agencies, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you are not sure which is best for you.
Both SSI and PADI Certifications are internationally recognised and are valid for life. It is also possible to crossover between agencies. What does that mean??? For example if you already have an SSI Open Water Certification, you can then complete your Advanced Open Water Certification with PADI and vice versa.
SSI – SCUBA SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL
PADI – PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DIVE INSTRUCTORS
SSI DIVE COURSES
Your training materials will be digital. This means that you will have online access to your materials, dive logbook and certification card forever. When dive training corresponding to your certification level is updated you will receive the updated materials free of charge. It also means that you can go ahead and start your study before arriving to take your dive course – this is highly recommended as you can work through it at your own pace without pressure and have extra free time on vacation. The cost of the digital materials and certification card are included in your course cost.
PADI DIVE COURSES
You will receive your training materials upon arrival to the dive center. Your materials will consist of your course manual and corresponding dive slates, Dive Logbook and Dive Planner (Scuba Diver & Open Water Course). If your course requires you to watch PADI training videos, you will watch them here at the dive center. Upon completion of your course you will receive a temporary certification card and your plastic certification card will be mailed to your home address. The cost of your training materials and certification card are included in your course cost.
***PADI ONLINE TRAINING – E-LEARNING
You can choose to complete your study online for your PADI Course before arriving. To do this you need to go to https://apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/elearning/Default.aspx and purchase the appropiate e-learning pack for your course.
The cost of the PADI E-Learning is not included in the course. You pay this fee directly to PADI. However as you will not require your dive materials once arriving to take the course with us, we will reduce your course cost by 50us.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Our courses”][/vc_column][/vc_row]