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Naui//padi padi/naui??

Discussion in 'Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies' started by Sheridan1069, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. SeaHawk12

    SeaHawk12 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ft. Lauderdale
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    Im a NAUI Master Diver and PADI Rescue Diver and I have to say they are both good agencies that teach just about the same material. I think NAUI might tend to be a little more class room oriented, and PADI more simplified for the recreational diver. Either way my experience has been that it's the intructor that makes a class, not the agency. So find a recomended instructor in you area who makes the class not only educational but fun.
     
  2. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    Same question, same discussants, same issues, same vested interests. Like a good movie, it's worth watching again. You know the plot and characters well enough that you notice the interesting nuances.

    Good training and good diving,

    Craig
     
  3. Maple Bubble

    Maple Bubble Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hengelo, the Netherlands
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    The instructor is the key.
    Get references of satisfied students and use them.
     
  4. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Wake Forest, NC
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    PADI has to be better because it's "The way the world learns to dive." PADI has certified more people so it has to be better!

    PADI......often imitated but never duplicated!

    PADI......when only the very best will do!

    PADI......It takes a lickin and keeps on tickin!

    PADI.....trust your loved ones to no one else!

    PADI......a name you can trust!

    PADI........etc, etc, etc.

    And all of this is based on FACTS! Not just opinion.
     
  5. rigdiver

    rigdiver Course Director

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Republic of Texas
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    Get a hold of some insurance statistics on the order of accidents per 100 divers certified and you will be not so pleasantly surprised.
     
  6. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Wake Forest, NC
    7,047
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    OK. I'll bite. Share them with us!
     
  7. CaptBill

    CaptBill Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Key West
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    I was O/W certified by NAUI and I'm now a PADI MSDT with many dives and students under my belt. Along the way I've dove with divers, and Instructors, from damn near every agency on the earth. I have found one thing. The best divers are the ones that just go about their business diving and don't try to belittle the training of another agency.
    As to which is the best for O/W certification, NAUI or PADI, it matters more which Instructor instills confidence in you as a student. If you don't like the Instructor for even the slightest reason, move on and find another. Just my 2 cents. :)
     
  8. rigdiver

    rigdiver Course Director

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Republic of Texas
    910
    58
    28
    Let me help you with a couple of questions:

    How much does a PADI Instructor pay for professional liability insurance?
    How much does a NAUI Instructor pay for professional liability insurance?
    You were the one stating FACTS. So, go get em and get back with us and I'll ask you some more questions.
     
  9. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Wake Forest, NC
    7,047
    3,441
    113
    :confused: What has that got to do with anything? :shakehead:
     

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