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Largest scuba diving membership and diver certification organization in the world
Founded in 1966, PADI is the world’s leading scuba diver training and certification organization. Through the PADI System of diver education, the company trains and certifies scuba divers across a full spectrum of skill levels, from recreational to professional. PADI’s customers include 121,000 individual instructors and 6,200 dive centers and resorts in 186 countries and territories, along with a base of more than 28 million certified consumer divers around the world. PADI is headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and has regional offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, and Australia.