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SSI and PADI AOWD

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by kasper wendelboe, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. kasper wendelboe

    kasper wendelboe Angel Fish

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    Hi, caan i as a ssi diver..... And whNt to stay ssi divee. Rake oadi aowd? Reason being there isnt one around. But tons if other ssi certs.
     
  2. loosenit2

    loosenit2 Solo Diver

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    If I understand your question correctly you are an SSI OW diver and want to take a PADI Advanced OW class because it is more convenient? The answer is yes, below the Divemaster level the agencies accept each others certifications so there is generally no problem in doing that.
     
  3. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have a NAUI open water card, and a PADI AOW card. Am I still a NAUI diver? What difference does it make? When I show a card to a boat operator, they only want to see the highest level of certification.
     
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  4. rick00001967

    rick00001967 Tech Instructor

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    as stated above, yes, you can take whatever padi course you like. or any other agency. but pls remember....the padi advanced ow course is NOT the same as the ssi advanced certification.
     
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  5. kasper wendelboe

    kasper wendelboe Angel Fish

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    Exactly!!!! Thank you
     

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