The dive agency equivalent certifications chart below is useful when enrolling on a new scuba diving course with Ocean Tribe. If you have been certified through SSI, NAUI or CMAS, then you will need to know which PADI course your diving certification allows you to enrol on. While there are other diver training organizations we have listed the ones that meet the ISO safety standards and are recognized as the largest.


Ratings are shown as to what the direct equivalent is and therefore you can enter the next course below on the scale. So for example a SSI Open Water Diver is equivalent to an PADI Open Water Diver and therefore able to enroll on the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program.


If you have any questions about entry requirements for any of the scuba diving courses in Kenya, held at Ocean Tribe then please contact us.


  • PADI Scuba Diver
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor
  • PADI Master Instructor
  • PADI Course Director


  • SSI Scuba Diver
  • SSI Open Water Diver
  • SSI Advanced Adventurer
  • SSI Specialty Diver
  • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • SSI Diver Stress & Rescue
  • SSI Master Diver
  • SSI Dive Guide
  • SSI Divemaster
  • SSI Dive Control Specialist
  • SSI Open Water Instructor
  • SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
  • SSI Divemaster Instructor
  • SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor
  • SSI Master Instructor
  • SSI Instructor Trainer


  • NAUI Scuba Diver
  • NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver
  • NAUI Master Scuba Diver
  • NAUI Divemaster
  • NAUI Divemaster
  • NAUI Assistant Instructor
  • NAUI Scuba Instructor
  • NAUI Instructor Trainer


  • CMAS Basic Diver
  • CMAS * Diver
  • CMAS * Diver
  • CMAS Dive Safety & Rescue
  • CMAS *** Diver
  • CMAS **** Diver
  • CMAS Assistant Instructor
  • CMAS Moniteur*
  • CMAS Moniteur**
  • CMAS Moniteur***


  • SDI Supervised Diver
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver
  • SDI Advanced Adventure
  • SDI Rescue Diver
  • SDI Master Scuba Diver
  • SDI Divemaster
  • SDI Divemaster
  • SDI Assistant Instructor
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Dive Instructor
  • SDI ITStaff Instructor
  • SDI Instructor Trainer


  • RAID Open Water 20
  • RAID Dive master
  • RAID Dive master
  • RAID Open Circuit Instructor