if chevy puts 10,000 cars on the road and ford only puts 100 cars on the road - who is going to have a better safety record?t-tung said:NAUI i believe has a better safety record. it really depends on the instructor tho. not tryin to start a flame war or anything but i believe PADI lowered their instructor standards years back...... thomas
speckle-catcher said:if chevy puts 10,000 cars on the road and ford only puts 100 cars on the road - who is going to have a better safety record?
it's all about the instructor and the diver. the agency really has nothing to do with it.
I got certified in 2 days after diving 2 tanks in Cozumel with a poolside crash course.CoastalOutfitters said:"Stay away from anyplace that offers a certification in a very short period of time. I see this with PADI a lot. Mostly with big shops that have multiple locations and are just trying to run as many people thru as they can. People that get certified in such a short period don't have the skills to dive safely. The truth is just what everyone else said. Its the instructor not the agency. I have seen a lot of divers (new and old) that have crappy skills so be sure that an instructor will be willing to work with you until you are comfortable and have good bouncy control"..............very true
PADI and NAUI are both very old cert. agencies and both are fine with a good instructor.
Get a friend to take the class with you that you would like to continue to dive with , then you can study and progress together, also often shops offer "buddy" discounts....