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PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)

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De Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is één van 's werelds grootste duiktrainingorganisatie en werd in 1966 gesticht in de Verenigde Staten door John Cronin en Ralph Erikson.

Leden van PADI, waaronder duikcentra, vakantieoorden, opleidingscentra, instructeurs, en divemasters, onderwijzen de meerderheid van 's werelds recreatieve duikers, met bijna 946.000 certificeringen per jaar. PADI heeft kantoren in Australië, Canada, Zwitserland, Japan, Zweden, het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Nieuw-Zeeland en de Verenigde Staten. Het hoofdkantoor, PADI Worldwide, is gevestigd in Californië, Verenigde Staten. PADI-kantoren bedienen meer dan 130.000 individuele professionele leden en meer dan 5000 duikcentra en vakantieoorden in meer dan 175 landen en territoria. Vertalingen van PADI-materialen zijn beschikbaar in meer dan twintig talen. PADI's marktaandeel wereldwijd is meer dan vijftig procent.

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