SDI Project Development Manager, Lauren Kieran, has authored a blog post citing the recreational sport diver equivalences between PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), SDI (Scuba Diving International), and SSI (Scuba Schools International). This post outlines the similarities and differences between these three agencies that are listed within the WRSTC (World Recreational Scuba Training Council). Lauren has written an excellent summary of the equivalency ratings, and divers and prospective divers should become familiar with this information in order to select the training that is most appropriate to their individual diving objectives. Also, dive professionals everywhere should become familiar with these equivalent cross-references in order to accurately inform and train student divers.
Please click below for the link to the blog post on the SDI website: