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Special Advisories

The following list is provided to help protect you from possible misrepresentation. The dive operations listed may not represent themselves as a PADI Dive Center or Resort. The individuals on the Divemaster, Assistant Instructor and Instructor listing are not authorized to conduct PADI programs or represent themselves as PADI Members. Individuals on the Unauthorized Diver Certifications listing do not have the indicated PADI credentials. If you have any questions about an entity listed, please contact the Quality Management Department for your PADI Regional Headquarters.

Special Advisories – Dive Centers and Resorts

Special Advisories – Divemasters, Assistant Instructors and Instructors

Special Advisories – Unauthorized Diver Certifications

 

Expelled PADI Divemasters, Assistant Instructors and Instructors

The following list identifies former individual PADI Members who have been expelled from the PADI organization within the last six years. These individuals are no longer PADI Members and therefore may not conduct PADI programs nor represent themselves as PADI Members.

Note that the PADI family expels members only as a last resort. The Quality Management Process follows an extensive process that includes fact checking, getting all perspectives (including the member’s) about the issue, and when necessary corrective re training and cooperative compliance. Expulsion only results when the PADI Member refuses to implement corrective measures, or when the nature of the complaint is so severe that expulsion is necessary to protect the public and/or to preserve the reputation of the PADI family at large.

PADI Members can also be suspended. This is a temporary status during which the PADI Member may not teach or assist with PADI courses. If you have a question about whether a PADI Member is suspended, please contact the Quality Management Department for your PADI Office.

Expelled PADI Divemasters, Assistant Instructors and Instructors

 

Expelled PADI Dive Centers and Resorts

The following list identifies former PADI Dive Centers and Resorts that have been expelled from the PADI organization within the last six years. These operations may not represent themselves as members of PADI International Resort and Retailer Association.

Note that the PADI family expels members only as a last resort. The Quality Management Process follows an extensive process that includes fact checking, getting all perspectives (including the operation’s) about the issue, and when necessary corrective re training and cooperative compliance. Expulsion only results when the PADI Dive Center or Resort refuses to implement corrective measures, or when the nature of the complaint is so severe that expulsion is necessary to protect the public and/or to preserve the reputation of the PADI family at large.

PADI Dive Centers and Resorts can also be suspended. This is a temporary status during which the dive operation may not represent itself as a PADI Dive Center or Resort. If you have a question about whether a PADI Dive Center or Resort is suspended, please contact the Quality Management Department for your PADI Office.

Expelled PADI Dive Centers and Resorts

 

Expelled Member Archive 

View a list of PADI Members previously expelled from the PADI organization.

 

 

 

 

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