Being part of the Professional Asscociation of Dive Instructors (PADI) since its conception, Academy of Scuba is proud to be a PADI 5 star IDC centre. With an on site PADI Course Director we have all of your training needs covered. PADI as an organisation is the market leader when it comes to diver training. Being a marketing machine, PADI is not only more recognised worldwide than any other organisation, the team at PADI is second to none. PADI is the only certification agency with hundreds of dedicated team members at its head offices who truely believe and breath scuba diving. The support that PADI has given us over the years is phenominal.
You may have heard of the saying 'PADI- stands for Put Another Dollar In', followed by snide laughter. This came about due to the fact that PADI is more expensive than most, if not all, certification agencies. People are unaware of exactly what PADI do. PADI is not only dedicated to diver training, the support that they offer facilities and diving centres just cannot be topped.
Irrespective of the commercial operations and helping divers, dive professionals and centres, PADI has the largest environmental support leg of any training agency in the world. Housing PROJECT AWARE headquarters and providing unquestioned support, PADI has helped this not for profit have global reach in environmental awareness and helped excecute global legislative change in protecting the oceans. Along with the other support and marketing powers of PADI, the environmental focus that is not present in any where near the scale in any other agency, is the major reason that we are proud to be a PADI Dive centre and happy to 'put another dollar in'.