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Why Learn to Scuba Dive?

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Why Learn to Scuba Dive?

72% of the world is covered with water - do you really want to restrict yourself to only being able to fully experience 28% of what our planet has to offer?

Scuba Diving is the perfect hobby for people who want to:

  • See amazing sights

  • Have incredible experiences

  • Be part of an amazing community.

Having your PADI Open Water Diver certification is your license to a whole world of underwater adventures.  Whether you want to explore sunken shipwrecks, swim through schools of multi-coloured fish, or just relax in the weightless tranquility of the ocean, there's always something more to see or do under the waves.

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PADI is the world's largest and most successful Scuba Diving training agency.

Founded in 1967, there are more than 6,500 PADI Dive Centers and Resorts worldwide, and more than 135,000 individual PADI Professionals.  Throughout it's history, PADI pros have issued more than 25 million certifications, and you’ll find PADI scuba diving services nearly everywhere around the globe.


At Aquatic Adventures, we are a PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre, meaning we can teach all levels up to and including Instructors.  We choose to be a PADI dive centre because, in our opinion, the following features and benefits of PADI far outweigh those of the nearest competitors:

  • Education - The PADI System of diver education is the most instructionally solid system in diving with courses designed to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile, and with a wide range of options to allow every individual to pursue their Scuba Diving passion.

  • Performance-Based Learning – You progress at your own pace as you demonstrate mastery of specific performance requirements essential to becoming a scuba diver. You must earn your PADI certification (it is not simply given), but you do so in an encouraging and well-supported learning environment.

  • Materials – PADI offers independent study materials in a variety of media – online programs, tablet-based apps, manuals, workbooks, multimedia discs, etc. – which allows you to choose how you learn, in a way that works for your study style and availability.

  • Standards – All PADI programs, from entry-level through scuba instructor training, fall under strict educational standards, which are consistently monitored for quality, and all PADI Professionals adhere to a strict set of professional standards, which are also monitored by a dedicated team, to ensure we always offer the best in diver training. No other diver training organization works to maintain this level of professional reliability and integrity.

  • Continuing Diver Education – Each PADI course builds on the previous one, teaching you skills and techniques when you’re ready to learn them. This means you can tailor your own Scuba Diving adventure to reflect what interests you, and be sure that your skills will develop to allow you to pursue those interests.

  • Nationally Recognised Training – The quality & educational validity of PADI courses means that they have been directly mapped to vocational training.  Many of the courses we teach at Aquatic Adventures can also come with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment, if you want one.

  • Community – In addition to our own physical dive club, the Aquaholics, PADI offers their own online communities, including Scuba Earth, Project AWARE (the environmental protection arm of the PADI dive community), and various social media platforms and blogs, all of which provide more ways for divers to interact with one another.


You can learn more about PADI by visiting their website: WWW.PADI.COM

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