• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

SSI or PADI

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by Chad S, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle
    2,961
    1,340
    113
    I taught for both, starting with PADI. When I switched to SSI, I made it a point to remove all fun activities from my classes. :yeahbaby:
     
    decompression and Neilwood like this.
  2. OzGriffo

    OzGriffo DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    1,140
    429
    83
    Do PADI still charge you for an electronic copy of every cert card? SSI give that for free.
     
  3. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    774
    679
    93
    They do but there are a couple of workarounds.

    They send an electronic card that is valid for 30 days. Some people take a screen shot of that card on their phone.

    The other way is what I have done. When I get my physical card I take a picture of it and save it on my phone...BAM, electronic copy.
     
  4. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle
    2,961
    1,340
    113
    If you have not seen it, SSI has a really nice app that includes all the certifications. Their digital content from instruction to dive log to storing certs is second to none. I have to tip my hat to them for that.
     
    -Moe and Saniflush like this.
  5. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    774
    679
    93
    Thanks for the heads up. I will check it out
     
  6. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

    73
    45
    18
    Nope. Going to your knees is a decent way to transition to laying on your back at the bottom of the pool. And that is necessary in order to learn how to blow air rings, which is the funnest thing to do in the pool.
     
  7. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle
    2,961
    1,340
    113
    If you wish to take more time getting students to neutral buoyancy and proper trim, that’s your choice.
     
  8. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

    73
    45
    18
  9. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle
    2,961
    1,340
    113
    60333992_10217262229641431_4053973378191589376_n.jpg
     
  10. Southside

    Southside Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Chicago
    31
    11
    8
    That UTD video is eye opening. Hand on the ground to maintain buoyancy (0:39) kneeling on the bottom (throughout).
     

Share This Page