Diving and scuba diving

Diving training

Diving training

Anyone who plans to dive with a diving club abroad or Latvia must go scuba diving training. The future diver can choose a scuba diving system PADI, IANTD, NDL or another. I will describe several diving training systems, although the largest and most popular in the world are PADI training system.

Diving training
Diving training

IANTD diving training system

The IANTD system was developed in 1985 by Dick Rutkowski, who introduced the diving concept for recreational divers - nitrox diving. In this way, IANTD became the first certification agency to train nitro diving. There are cases where the world's diving centers and resorts do not recognize this certification system.

NDL diving training system (unfortunately not recognized everywhere)

Russia has launched the NDL (National Dive League) diving training system, which was granted a license in 2007, which certifies that this organization trains and certifies divers in accordance with EN 45011 and ISO-Guide 65 standards. NDL certificate number EUF - CB 2007 003. From 1 June 2007, NDL certificates (both amateur and professional) will be marked as complying with EN and ISO standards. It should be noted that in addition to the NDL, these EN and ISO certificates have also been received by diving training systems such as PADI, SSI, NAUI, SDI European Offices, etc.

PADI Diving Training System (recommended)

PADI (professional association of diving instructors) training system - the association of professional diving instructors is the largest international organization, founded in 1966 in the United States and engaged in amateur diving training and organization for recreation and pleasure.

Currently, PADI occupies more than 70% of the global diving market. PADI training system certificates are unified worldwide and are recognized by all other amateur diving organizations and federations.

The PADI Diving Training System requires that any instructor, at any dive center, provide the student with the same amount of theoretical knowledge, complete it, and strengthen the same practical skills, resulting in divers with the same level of certification generally having the same level of knowledge and skills and they are able to safely perform exciting dives. International dive centers are happy to welcome divers with PADI certificates, as they are convinced of their high level of training.

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