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What To Know About NAUI And PADI

By Allyn Cutts

Taking scuba lessons needs to know which type of class you want to do. Scuba NAUI and PADI are the two basic types of certification classes offered. So you can best decide which one is right for you, it is important to know what each classification is. Each has their own set of rules with various training techniques so what works well for your friend may not be what will work best for you, though both will give you great experience and get you certified.

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Scuba NAUI stands for National Association of Underwater Instructors. PADI is the acronym for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Found all over the world, these agencies offer their own course of certification and training for individuals. The main distinction between the two is that one is a non-profit and the other is for profit which means that one operates because of the love of doing it and the other’s function is for returns that could be monetary profit for personal gain or funding projects. None profit is not out to get any money from the undertaking.

Classes in the non profit organization for scuba, NAUI, are longer than average and much harder than most scuba classes. It is regarded by the proponents that much stronger skills are gained by people who get certified in this class. This may be due to longer periods of time.

PADI is the association that does its business for a profit. Shorter classes and less difficult tests are offered in the course compared to NAUI. But this does not mean there classes and certification are unsatisfactory. PADI is known to be the largest certification programs for scuba divers all over the world. A variety of classes is presented in different prices ranges for everyone, making it much easier for people to get certified in scuba diving.

Offered with the opportunity to learn at a more difficult level, NAUI scuba students are aided to set up for more challenging or technical techniques. Still that is not to discredit divers from the PADI programs or classes. The preference is yours no matter which type of certification you go with for scuba, NAUI or PADI. Wherever you’ll feel contented, go with it and enjoy.

Once you get certified in the scuba diving basics, you can always go back for more advanced classes so you can learn more difficult techniques that you can have fun with. Scuba diving needs to be taken seriously and getting certified is the best way to know what you are doing. No matter what your budget is, there are enough classes around that will allow you to get certified.

It is best to thoroughly look into both types of certifications for scuba, NAUI and PADI. You may find that the one is a bit too complicated for you or you may think the other is too easy. Either way, you know that you will be getting the top of the line training as both are world wide programs.

Learn more about scuba diving certifications. Stop by MyDiveBuddies site where you can find out all about scuba NAUI and PADI and what it can do for you.

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