What is the difference between PADI and SSI

PADI vs SSI (Which diving certification is better PADI or SSI?)

The beginner scuba diving certification that PADI teaches vs the training with SSI is very similar. For both organisations the beginner certification is known as “Open Water Diver”. This starter certification qualifies you to dive to 18 metres (60 feet) with both PADI and SSI. But SSI also offer a “Scuba Diver” level which is for divers who can only dive under the supervision of a dive professional and to a maximum of 12 metres (40 feet).

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