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LCC
03-03-2008, 21:03
What is or is there a differance between PADI & SDI?

rye_a
03-03-2008, 21:06
Kind of like Coke and RC Cola. Coke is the 800 pound gorilla, some people prefer RC.

rfb3
03-03-2008, 21:19
Here is some info...

PADI v SDI: a comparison of their approach and marketing (http://www.scubatravel.co.uk/padivsdi.html)

rye_a
03-03-2008, 21:21
Here is some info...

PADI v SDI: a comparison of their approach and marketing (http://www.scubatravel.co.uk/padivsdi.html)

Maybe not an objective comparison, "We asked Matilda Jean Duffy, a previous PADI instructor and current SDI instructor"

CompuDude
03-03-2008, 21:30
What is or is there a differance between PADI & SDI?

They are both scuba certification agencies. There are small differences in their approaches to teaching scuba diving, but not many truly important ones, at least at the beginning level.

PADI is better known, especially worldwide.

texdiveguy
03-03-2008, 22:22
What is or is there a differance between PADI & SDI?

Whom it is issued by.

rfb3
03-04-2008, 09:26
Here is some info...

PADI v SDI: a comparison of their approach and marketing (http://www.scubatravel.co.uk/padivsdi.html)

Maybe not an objective comparison, "We asked Matilda Jean Duffy, a previous PADI instructor and current SDI instructor"

I certainly won't debate that... I'm a PADI DM. I don't think it matters waht cert agency... Just good quality education from a good instructor.

texdiveguy
03-04-2008, 09:37
I certainly won't debate that... I'm a PADI DM. I don't think it matters waht cert agency... Just good quality education from a good instructor.

.....and using common sense and having fun!!! :)

Soonerwink
03-04-2008, 21:21
I was told that SDI doesn't teach tables, it was a PADI instructor that told me this though. I was just wondering if it is true or not.

CompuDude
03-05-2008, 00:43
They are mentioned... in passing.

ScubaJW
03-05-2008, 13:54
PADI is, indeed, a well-known agency like NAUI. But it's important to know the instructor prior taking the class.

There are several SCUBA agencies like SSI, NAUI, PADI, SDI, and etc...