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mattelite2101
01-27-2010, 18:14
Hello there my name is matt i am new to diving and im wondering what the difference in NAUI and PADI are thanks

reactive
01-27-2010, 18:40
Hi Matt and welcome to the forum! A lot of people will have many varying opinions about differences between NAUI and PADI, but both will end with you getting a certification card to be a safe diver! I have both NAUI and PADI certs (one for basic open water and one for Nitrox). Don't pick a dive shop to get certified with based on what agency they use to certify you. Pick the dive shop with the instructor you feel most comfortable with!

Good Luck!

bottomdweller
01-27-2010, 19:22
Welcome Matt, PADI, NAUI, & SSI are all about the same & will get you your C-card, Finding the best instructor is most important.
You can mix up the certs between agencies up to a point, Say you get your open water thru a NAUI shop you could get your advanced open water thru either SSI or PADI shop.

Good luck othe cert & safe diving.