Who are PADI
If you want to learn to scuba dive, the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Diver course is the most widely recognized and respected diving certification in the world.
PADI's Mission statement
PADI exists to develop programs that encourage and fulfill the public interest in recreational scuba and snorkel diving worldwide.
PADI intends to be the world leader in the educational development of scuba diving professionals and enthusiasts.
PADI – The Way the World Learns to Dive.®
To teach the world to scuba dive.
In all of our relationships, we will demonstrate our steadfast commitment to… leadership, Integrity, Our People, Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Retention, and The Environment Underwater Cultural Heritage.
Andark is a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre
The PADI 5 Star Dive Centre membership level is awarded to progressive PADI Dive Centres that excel in providing dive consumers with a full range of diver education programs, equipment selection, and experience opportunities and that actively promote aquatic environmental awareness.
A PADI 5 Star Dive Centre is active in its community presenting a professional image consistent with, or better than, the norm of the marketplace. These dive centres embrace the PADI System of diver education and are committed to providing customers with quality products, services and experiences.
Having a PADI Course Director on staff indicates the 5 Star IDC’s commitment to offering instructor development programs and continuing education opportunities to dive professionals. By offering PADI Instructor-level training, a PADI 5 Star IDC takes on the responsibility of developing PADI Instructors.