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    Grouper
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    Stupid Question

    Okay, so i am SSI certified. I am diving in Hawaii this summer, as well as a scuba summer camp. Both places we are diving are PADI, and a SSI shop isn't near out hotel in Hawaii. I am doing a manta ray night dive in HI, and the shop said I could get PADI night diver easily if we did the classroom work. Okay, great I said.

    Is it worth it to just get PADI certified as well? I don't know how much advanced specialities cost in PADI, but they are 200 ish plus gear at my dive shop, so i would rather not do the classwork for PADI in hawaii, and then come back to CA and do the classroom for SSI!!!!!

    What do you guys think? Should I just get PADI certified?

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    I wouldn't worry about it. I'd just do the night dive. That is unless they are requiring you to be night certified to go on the dive... I don't see any reason to be certified by both agencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newways View Post
    I wouldn't worry about it. I'd just do the night dive. That is unless they are requiring you to be night certified to go on the dive... I don't see any reason to be certified by both agencies.
    I agree.

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    For most purposes there is no need to duplicate a specialty that you have done with another training organization.
    Unless... what you are going for ultimately is a Master Scuba Diver designation. In this case PADI requires PADI AOW+5 PADI specialties+ PADI Rescue Diver. I assume,although I don't know for sure, that the other training agencies might have a similar requirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkuaSeptember View Post
    For most purposes there is no need to duplicate a specialty that you have done with another training organization.
    Unless... what you are going for ultimately is a Master Scuba Diver designation. In this case PADI requires PADI AOW+5 PADI specialties+ PADI Rescue Diver. I assume,although I don't know for sure, that the other training agencies might have a similar requirement.
    I thought that PADI, like the other agencies, gave you credit for the other agency's specialty courses if they were similar to what that agency's course.

    No?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisheater View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SkuaSeptember View Post
    For most purposes there is no need to duplicate a specialty that you have done with another training organization.
    Unless... what you are going for ultimately is a Master Scuba Diver designation. In this case PADI requires PADI AOW+5 PADI specialties+ PADI Rescue Diver. I assume,although I don't know for sure, that the other training agencies might have a similar requirement.
    I thought that PADI, like the other agencies, gave you credit for the other agency's specialty courses if they were similar to what that agency's course.

    No?
    I checked again in the manual. AOW and Rescue can be equivalents, but the 5 specialties must be PADI to earn PADI MSD. If you aren't looking for the Master Scuba Diver rating, machs nicht.

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    Oh that sucks. Guess i won't, you guys are right. Thanks!

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    No need to get Padi certified never saw anyone turned away from a dive because of a different cert agency.

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