Divers choose to crossover to PADI for many reasons, the most obvious being that PADI is the biggest and most widely recognized training agency in the world.
There are more than 5,300 PADI-affiliated dive centers and resorts in over 160 countries and territories, which together account for more than 75 percent of the global total. Every year, PADI certifies more divers than all other dive-training agencies combined.
Professional Training Agency Crossover Requirements
A scuba diving professional who is currently certified through another recognized training agency like, SSI, SDI, NAUI or RAID, may meet the prerequisites for the next level PADI certification. This is dependent on a number of factors like being in good standing with your current agency and relevant course equivalencies.