PADI/SSI Courses

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Choosing the Azores Sub Dive Center to make your diving course is choosing for one of the two largest training systems worldwide, PADI or SSI.

PADI ( Professional Association of Diving Instructors ) has about 134.598 instructors, assistant instructor and divemaster, who teach the plunge in its approximately 5,861 Diving Centers in over 180 countries and territories. Develops programs, standards of teaching and instructional materials and certifies instructors.

The professionalism of the instructors and PADI Dive Centers, makes that their certifications are the most respected and sought the world.

For over 40 years, the SSI provides training, scuba diving certification, and educational resources for divers, instructors, dive centers and resorts worldwide. Founded in 1970, SSI has expanded to include over 30 Service Centers, is represented in over 110 countries with over 2.400 International locations and printed materials in over 25 languages.

The SSI is clearly a name of trust in the diving world, and we attribute the success to our standards and focused methodology. Learn about all the courses that we provide. Dive into this adventure!