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    Special Advisories – Dive Centers and Resorts

    The following Special Notice section is designed to protect consumers against misrepresentation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the dive centers or resorts listed, please contact the Quality Management Department.

     

    Dive CenterCityCountrySpecial notice
    Absolute ScubaBaliIndonesiaIs no longer a PADI Dive Center.
    Air Diving Academy S-6216BaliIndonesiaIs no longer a member of PADI.
    Aqua Scuba Port Charlotte FL, USAIs not presently and never has been an authorized PADI Dive Center
    Aqua Sports, Inc Dive Pro USAIs not an authorized PADI Dive Center.
    Aquastrophics USAPlease note that neither David Holt, Aquastrophics nor OnlineScubaLessons.com have been PADI Members at any time. Please also note that the academic program offered by these three entities is not valid for PADI Open Water Diver referrals nor certification.
    Atlantis Dive WorldAo Nang KrabiThailandIs not an authorized PADI Dive Center.
    Atmosphere D.C. S-9554San TeodoroItalyHas not been a PADI facility since 1999 and any representation by it as being a member of PADI is completely unauthorized.
    B&B ScubaWinnipegCanadaIs not a PADI dive center.
    Big Fish Dive Center S-21091Caye CaulkerBelizeIs no longer a PADI facility at any level.
    Black Shark DivingHurgadaEgyptIs not a PADI facility.
    Blue Dolphin Diving School / Qeshm Dolphin Diving IranIs not presently and never has been an authorized PADI Dive Center or Resort.
    Blue World Collection, Inc. S-36308CebuPhilippinesIs not a PADI facility at any level and has not been a member since 2007.
    Calypso S-798369Wulfen auf FehmarnGermanyIs not a PADI facility at any level and has not been a member since 2004.
    Calypso Dive CenterTacangaColombiaIs not a PADI facility.
    Caribbean MarineLuperonDominican RepublicHas not been a PADI facility since 2001 and any representation by it as being a member of PADI is completely unauthorized.
    Caribbean MarinePuerto PlataDominican RepublicIs not a PADI Dive Center and is not authorized to conduct PADI Programs, Courses or PADI Certifications.
     Centrum Nurkowe Let's Dive S-35743 Krakow Poland Is no longer a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level. (10 March 2014)
    Cia do MergulhoValenca BrasiliaBrazilIs no longer a PADI member.
    COCO Dive CenterNha TrangVietnamIs not an authorised PADI Resort
    Dax Divers ArubaIs not an authorized PADI Dive Center
    Dive Dive DiveSosuaDominican RepublicIs not a PADI Dive Center.
    Divepoint-Berlin S-798874BerlinGermanyIs not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2007.
    Dive Trek (formerly known as "Sydney Underworld")SydneyAustraliaIs not, and has never been, affiliated with PADI.
    Diveversity ArubaNoordArubaIs not presently and never has been an authorized PADI Dive Center
    Downtown Diving S-20996WillemstadCuracaoIs not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2011.
    Electrodive S-35712Mossel BaySouth AfricaIs not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2010.
    Escuela de Buceo Vida Marina S-21294TagangaColombiaIs no longer a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level. (8-May-2012)
    Friendly Waters SeasportsS-6035SingaporeIs no longer a PADI member
    Glossa Diving CenterHurghadaEgyptIs not a PADI dive center
    Hilton Jessiman, The Whaler Seaworld Dive Center, Halfway House  Is not a PADI member and cannot conduct any PADI training
    JC's Diving and AdventuresGuayaquilEcuadorHas never been a PADI facility
    JC's Diving Adventure EcuadorIs not a PADI dive center.
    Key Largo Scuba Shack S-22127Key LargoFL, USAIs no longer a PADI Dive Center. (11 January 2012)
    Kumanomi Diver Mishima S-33115ShizuokaJapanIs no longer a PADI Dive Center (16 January 2014)
    Lion Heart Dive CenterHurghadaEgyptIs not a PADI dive center
    Manta Dive S-6278Gili Trawangan/Gili AirIndonesiaIs no longer a member of PADI.
    Mermaid Sport DiversN.V.ArubaHas not been a PADI dive center since 1990
    Muff DivingCo. DonegalIrelandMuff Diving is not, and has never been a PADI IRRA Member
    Mundaca DiversIsla MujeresMexicoIs not an authorized PADI dive center
    My Scuba Adventures, Inc. S-22673StallingsNC, USAIs no longer a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level. (28-Jun-2012)
    Nazar Dive CenterHurghadaEgyptIs not and never has been a PADI dive center.
    NZ Tramp, nztramp.com New ZealandIs not a PADI member.
     Ocean Ambassador Dive Center S-36370Singapore  SingaporeIs not an authorized PADI Dive Center at any level since 2013. 
    Ocean HuntersDoralFL, USAIs not, and has never been, a PADI Dive Center and is not authorized to conduct PADI courses or issue PADI certifications.
    Ocean State ScubaJamestownRI, USAIs not an authorized PADI Dive Center since October 2006.
    Odysea Diving SchoolHammamet NordTunisiaIs no longer a PADI Dive Center.
    OnlineScubaLessons.com USAPlease note that neither David Holt, Aquastrophics nor OnlineScubaLessons.com have been PADI Members at any time. Please also note that the academic program offered by these three entities is not valid for PADI Open Water Diver referrals nor certification.
    Osa DiversBahia Drake Costa RicaIs not now, nor has ever been, an authorized PADI Dive Center or PADI Resort.
    Oscar Diving CenterHurghadaEgyptHas never been an authorized PADI dive center.
    Ouanalao Dive S-799104St. BarthelemyFranceIs no longer a member of the PADI Retail and Resort Association at any level. (15 August 2013)
    Pacific Coast AdventuresCabo San LucasMexicoIs no longer a PADI dive center.
    Pastime Saipan, Inc. S-3208Saipan, Northern Mariana IslandsUSAIs no longer a member of the PADI Retail and Resort Association at any level. (11 May 2012)
    Reef AdventureTagangaColombiaIs not now, nor has ever been, a member of the PADI Retail and Resort Association. 
    Scool Divers S-36168KrabiThailandIs not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2008.
    Scuba Center of SpokaneSpokaneWA, USA .
    Scuba Divers of America (SDA) USAPlease note that neither David Holt, Aquastrophics, Scuba Divers of America (SDA) nor OnlineScubaLessons.com have been PADI Members at any time. Please also note that the academic program offered by these entities is not valid for PADI Open Water Diver referrals nor certification.
    ScubaDive VietnamNha TrangVietnamIs not now, nor has ever been, a member of the PADI Retail and Resort Association.
    Scubadreamer Diving College S-21829Sharm el SheikhEgyptIs not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2012.
    Snorkel & Dive CentreBodrumTurkeyIs not an authorised PADI Dive Centre
    Splash Dive Center S-2626AlexandriaVA, USAIs not an authorized PADI Dive Center at any level. (7 June 2012)
    Sunsation Divers S-21143OrlandoFL, USAIs not an authorized PADI Dive Center, PADI Resort, or PADI Boat Member at any level. (4 October 2012)
    Sunshine Dive & Charter S-21373Cabo San LucasMexicoIs not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2012.
    Sydney UnderworldSydneyAustraliaIs not now, nor has ever been, a member of the PADI Retail and Resort Association. 
    Teimpo de Fondo S-21028SantiagoChileIs not an authorized PADI Dive Center at any level. (20 September 2012)
    Teimpo de Fondo S-21480ZappalarChileIs not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2011.
    The Dive Hut New ZealandIs not a PADI member.
    The Dive ShopNewmarket ONCanadaIs not an authorized PADI dive center
    Tropical PenguinsRenoNV, USAHas not been a PADI facility since 2003.
    True Blue DiveSydneyAustraliaIs not, and has never been, affiliated with PADI.
    Twin Palms Scuba S-3750JohannesburgSouth AfricaIs not an authorized PADI Dive Center at any level. (18 July 2013)
    Village DiversNew YorkNY, USAIs not a PADI dive center
    Whaler SeaworldGautengSouth AfricaHas not been a PADI dive center since 1999.