PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the worlds's largest recreational diving membership organization. The membership includes dive businesses, resort facilities, academic institutions, instructor trainers, dive educators, divers, snorkelers and other watersports enthusiasts. Professional PADI members (dive centers, resorts, educational facilities, instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters) teach the vast majority of the world's recreational divers, issuing now about 1 000 000 certifications each year. PADI Professionals make underwater explorations and adventure accessible to the public while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service.
PADI is international in scope with service offices in Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. PADI Worldwide (corporate headquarters) is located in California, United States. PADI Offices serve more than 100 000 individual proffessional members and more than 4500 dive centers and resorts in more than 175 countries and territories. To serve the needs of divers worldwide, translations of PADI materials are available in at least 24 languages.
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