Philip

Philip

Dive Agency Crossovers BSAC, CMAS, SSI, NAUI & SAA to PADI

Its very possible that you may have been trained by another certifying agency like NAUI, SSI, CMAS & BSAC. However, most divers certified with those and other agencies want to crossover to PADI. Why? It’s simple economics.
The vast, overwhelming majority of dive centre — in excess of 75% worldwide — are PADI dive centres and want only PADI certified instructors. If you want to find a lucrative job easily, you need to be a PADI instructor. If you hold a certification from one of the agencies below (non-PADI certification) then refer to the chart to find out where you can enter the PADI diver education system.
The table below allows instructors from other agencies to see their PADI equivalent grade if they are crossing Over from BSAC, CMAS, SSI, NAUI & SAA dive agencies. The benefits to being a PADI instructor are normally obvious, PADI is the largest, most recognized and established diver training agency in the world offering more jobs to dive professionals than any other.

BSAC PADI Equivalent
Ocean Diver or Club Diver Open Water Diver
Sport Diver Open Water Diver
Sport Diver with at least 20 logged dives Advanced Open Water Diver
Dive Leader Rescue Diver
Advanced Diver Divemaster or IDC Candidate
Club Instructor IDC Candidate
Open Water Instructor IDC Candidate
Advanced Instructor IDC Candidate
   
SSI PADI Equivalent
SSI Open Water Open Water Diver
SSI Advanced Open Water Advanced Open Water
SSI Stress & Rescue Techniques Rescue Diver
SSI Master Diver Rescue Diver
SSI Dive Con Divemaster
SSI Master Diver Rescue Diver
SSI Open Water / Dive Con Instructor IDC Candidate if instructor certified for 6 months
   
CMAS PADI Equivalent
CMAS 1 Star Diver Open Water Diver
CMAS 2 Star Diver (with verification of Night and Navigation dive) Rescue Diver
CMAS 3 Star Diver Divemaster or IDC Candidate
CMAS 1 Star Instructor IDC Candidate
CMAS 2 Star Instructor IDC Candidate
   
SSI PADI Equivalent
SSI Open Water Open Water Diver
SSI Advanced open Water Advanced Open Water Diver
SSI Stress & Rescue Techniques Rescue Diver
SSI Master Diver Rescue Diver
SSI Dive Con Divemaster
SSI O/W / Dive Con Instructor IDC Candidate if instructor certified for 6 months.
   
NAUI PADI Equivalent
NAUI Scuba Diver Open Water Diver
Advanced Scuba Diver Advanced Open Water Diver
NAUI Master Scuba Diver Rescue Diver
NAUI Divemaster Divemaster
Scuba Instructor IDC Candidate
   
SAA PADI Equivalent
Club Diver Open Water Diver
Club Diver (with at least 20 dives and Experience in Deep and Navigation) Advanced Open Water Diver
Dive Leader (with at least 20 logged dives) Advanced Open Water Diver
Dive Leader (with Diver Rescue) Rescue Diver
Dive Supervisor (with Diver Rescue) Divemaster
Assistant and Club Instructor (with Diver Rescue) IDC Candidate
SAA Regional Instructor IDC Candidate

 

04 Jul
Kiriş Cave Bay

Kiriş Cave Bay

Kiris Cave Bay is 15 minutes by dive boat from the Kemer Yacht Harbour.

08 Jun
Aquarium Bay

Aquarium Bay

This bay is among Kemer’s best liked diving spots and is ideal for beginning divers. 

06 Jun
Lighthouse -Tunnel

Lighthouse -Tunnel

The Lighthouse diving spot appeals to divers of all levels and lies at a distance of 7 minutes from the Kemer Yacht Harbour.

06 Jun
Paris II Wreck

Paris II Wreck

This diving spot can be easily reached from the Kemer Yacht Harbour within about 7 minutes

06 Jun
Pati Wreck

Pati Wreck

During a heavy storm on January 1, 2001, a Georgian ship named Pati lost control and crashed on the cliffs

03 Jun
Three Islands

Three Islands

The Three Islands or Üç Adalar in Turkish is one of the special diving centres across Tekirova in Kemer

03 Jun
Three Islands: X Reef

Three Islands: X Reef

Among the diving spots of the Three Islands, this reef is among the most abundant. 

03 Jun
Three Islands: Pyramid Stones

Three Islands: Pyramid Stones

It is an ideal location for beginners and exploration dives. 

03 Jun
Three Islands: Adventure Reef

Three Islands: Adventure Reef

This reef is located 400 meters from Three Islands and usually has a current.

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