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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

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!

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.