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PADI was a member of the CMAS?

Discussion in 'Scuba Certification Agency Q&A' started by Tomeck, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Tomeck

    Tomeck Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Switzerland
    I found a link in French

    organisations de plongee

    It says PADI was a CMAS member until 1980 and NAUI was another American organization to leave CMAS. I don't say this link is accurate.
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  2. DevonDiver

    DevonDiver N/A

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Subic Bay, Philippines
  3. aquaregia

    aquaregia NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Cruz, CA
    Every single change is logged. Add the revision number to the citation and I'll accept it as a source.
  4. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    I just translated the French article using google. It says PADI employs over 10,000 instructors so I question that source as well.
  5. DevonDiver

    DevonDiver N/A

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Subic Bay, Philippines
    Other than Instructor Examiners, Regional Managers and office staff... PADI doesn't employ any instructors. It churns out quite a few though... most of whom cease renewing their membership within 2-3 years of instructor certification.
  6. Jill from Phoenix

    Jill from Phoenix Course Director

    Well, I guess there are many people that are employed by PADI that are probably dive instructors so that might not be an untrue statement, although they might not be employed to specifically instruct. 10,000 seems a really high number of employees though.
  7. Jill from Phoenix

    Jill from Phoenix Course Director

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you go to this article you will see that the second sentence is untrue. Even the reference site that is given for that specific sentence ( ^ Tillman, Tom. "The history of PADI". Scuba America Historical Foundation. Founding of PADI. Retrieved 2009-05-23.) contradicts it.

    Hence, Wikipedia information cannot be trusted without checking it first.
  8. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
    There is a thread currently active in the DIR section about the Wikipedia article on DIR. In it I mentioned that as poor as that DIR article is, it is much better than the PADI article. That PADI article is full of misinformation. If you copy/paste sections into MS Word and use the word count feature, you will find that the article is dominated in size by the criticism section, which reads like a group of beginning divers chatting about what they had overheard one day. If you want a real education about how Wikipedia articles are formed, go to the talk page on the PADI section. (You can link to from one of the lines describing the disputes in the criticism section.) Once you are there, you will see that the article was written by people who had very little information about PADI. You will see people making totally erroneous accusations about its policies. I was, frankly, shocked by what I read there, and it made me see Wikipedia in a whole new (and very unfavorable) light.

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