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 120,000 individual instructors and 6,200 dive centers and resorts in 183 countries, along with a base of more than 25 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.