The PADI Diver system

Crossing over to PADI is necessary if you already have a diver certification prior to diving with or starting a course with Ocean Tribe, but it is from a diver training organisation other than PADI. PADI recognises a majority of certifications from other organisations and gives you credit for them prior to starting a course. To find out what course you can enrol on with your certification from another diver training organisation then check out the different organisations below.

National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Certifications Crossing Over to PADI

Current NAUI Certification

PADI Equivalent Certification

PADI Course to enrol on

Scuba DiverOpen Water DiverAdvanced Open Water
Advanced Scuba DiverAdvanced Open WaterRescue Diver
Master Scuba DiverRescue DiverDivemaster
DivemasterDivemasterIDC
InstructorInstructorIDC

Scuba Schools International (SSI) Certifications Crossing Over to PADI

Current SSI Certification

PADI Equivalent Certification

PADI Course to enrol on

Open Water DiverOpen Water DiverAdvanced Open Water
Advanced Open WaterDiverAdvanced Open WaterRescue Diver
Search and Rescue TechniquesRescue DiverDivemaster*
Master DiverRescue DiverDivemaster*
Dive ConDivemasterIDC
Instructor/ Dive Con InstructorInstructorIDC

*After assessment of Rescue Diver Skills

British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) Certifications Crossing Over to PADI

Current BSAC Certification

PADI Equivalent Certification

PADI Course to enrol on

Ocean Diver/ Club DiverOpen Water DiverAdvanced Open Water
Sport DiverOpen Water DiverAdvanced Open Water
Sport Diver with 20+ divesAdvanced Open Water DiverRescue Diver
Dive LeaderRescue DiverDivemaster
Advanced DiverRescue DiverDivemaster or Assistant Instructor
Club InstructorInstructorIDC
Open Water InstructorInstructorIDC
Advanced InstructorInstructorIDC

Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) Certifications Crossing Over to PADI

Current CMAS Certification

PADI Equivalent Certification

PADI Course to enrol on

1 Star DiverOpen Water DiverAdvanced Open Water
2 Star Diver (with verification of night and navigation dive)Rescue DiverDivemaster
3 Star DiverRescue DiverDivemaster or IDC
1 Star InstructorDivemasterDivemaster
2 Star InstructorInstructorPADI Instructor Orientation Course

Sub Aqua Association (SAA) Certifications Crossing Over to PADI

Current SAA Certification

PADI Equivalent Certification

PADI Course to enrol on

Club DiverOpen Water DiverAdvanced Open Water
Club Diver (20+ Dives and experience in deep and navigation diving)Advanced Open Water DiverRescue Diver
Dive Leader with 20+ divesAdvanced Open Water DiverRescue Diver
Dive Leader (with Diver Rescue)Rescue DiverDivemaster
Dive Supervisor (with Diver Rescue)DivemasterAssistant Instructor
Assistant and Club Instructor (with Diver Rescue)DivemasterIDC
Regional InstructorInstructorPADI Instructor Orientation Course

Scuba Diving International (SDI) Certifications Crossing Over to PADI

Current SDI Certification

PADI Equivalent Certification

PADI Course to enrol on

Open WaterOpen Water DiverAdvanced Open Water
Advanced DiverAdvanced Open WaterRescue Diver
Rescue DiverRescue DiverDivemaster
DivemasterDivemasterIDC
InstructorInstructorIDC

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