Special Advisories - Dive Centers and Resorts

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 Center. City Country/Region Special notice
Absolute Scuba Bali Indonesia Is no longer a PADI Dive Center.
Adventure Diving Malta S-24264 Qawra Malta Is no longer a PADI Dive Center. (3 November 2016)
Air Diving Academy S-6216 Bali Indonesia Is no longer a member of PADI.
Aqua Scuba Port Charlotte   FL, USA Is not presently and never has been an authorized PADI Dive Center
Aqua Sports, Inc Dive Pro   USA Is not an authorized PADI Dive Center.
Aquastrophics   USA Please 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.
Aqua Systems S-4313 Mississauga ON, Canada Is no longer a PADI Dive Center member at any level. (11 April 2019)
Atlantis Dive World Ao Nang Krabi Thailand Is not an authorized PADI Dive Center.
Atmosphere D.C. S-9554 San Teodoro Italy Has not been a PADI facility since 1999 and any representation by it as being a member of PADI is completely unauthorized.
Avii Wave S-33081 Hokkaido Japan Is no longer a PADI Dive Center. (30 April 2015)
B&B Scuba Winnipeg Canada Is not a PADI dive center.
Big Fish Dive Center S-21091 Caye Caulker Belize Is no longer a PADI facility at any level.
Black Shark Diving Hurgada Egypt Is not a PADI facility.
Blue Dolphin Diving School / Qeshm Dolphin Diving   Iran Is not presently and never has been an authorized PADI Dive Center or Resort.
Blue Sea Diving Services Caye Caulker Belize Is not a member of PADI Retail and Resort Association at any level.
Blue World Collection, Inc. S-36308 Cebu Philippines Is not a PADI facility at any level and has not been a member since 2007.
Brampton Scuba S-21635 Brampton ON, Canada Is no longer a PADI Dive Center member at any level. (11 April 2019)
Buceo Tarragona Rikysub Tarragona Spain Is not, and has never been, a PADI Dive Center at any level.
Calypso S-798369 Wulfen auf Fehmarn Germany Is not a PADI facility at any level and has not been a member since 2004.
Calypso Dive Center Tacanga Colombia Is not a PADI facility.
Caribbean Marine Luperon Dominican Republic Has not been a PADI facility since 2001 and any representation by it as being a member of PADI is completely unauthorized.
Caribbean Marine Puerto Plata Dominican Republic Is 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 Mergulho Valenca Brasilia Brazil Is no longer a PADI member.
Coast Adventures, LLC Key West FL, USA Is not presently, and never has been, an authorized PADI Dive Center or Resort.
COCO Dive Center Nha Trang Vietnam Is not an authorised PADI Resort
Dax Divers   Aruba Is not an authorized PADI Dive Center
Dive Dive Dive Sosua Dominican Republic Is not a PADI Dive Center.
Divepoint-Berlin S-798874 Berlin Germany Is not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2007.
Dive Trek (formerly known as "Sydney Underworld") Sydney Australia Is not, and has never been, affiliated with PADI.
Diveversity Aruba Noord Aruba Is not presently and never has been an authorized PADI Dive Center
Diving Pro Koh Phangan Koh Phangan Thailand Is not now, nor has ever been, an authorized PADI Dive Center or PADI Resort.
Downtown Diving S-20996 Willemstad Curacao Is not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2011.
Electrodive S-35712 Mossel Bay South Africa Is not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2010.
Escuela de Buceo Vida Marina S-21294 Taganga Colombia Is no longer a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level. (8-May-2012)
EZ Diving S-17947 Tampa FL, USA Is not a member of PADI Resort and Retailer Association at any level. (8 June 2017)
Friendly Waters Seasports S-6035 Singapore Is no longer a PADI member
Galapagos Travellers Dive Center S-22514 Puerto Ayora Ecuador Is no longer a PADI Dive Center at any level (20 February 2020)
Glossa Diving Center Hurghada Egypt Is not a PADI dive center
Goa Scuba Center Goa India Is not now, and has never been, a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level.
Hilton Jessiman, The Whaler Seaworld Dive Center, Halfway House     Is not a PADI member and cannot conduct any PADI training
JC's Diving and Adventures Guayaquil Ecuador Has never been a PADI facility
JC's Diving Adventure   Ecuador Is not a PADI dive center.
Key Largo Scuba Shack S-22127 Key Largo FL, USA Is no longer a PADI Dive Center. (11 January 2012)
Kumanomi Diver Mishima S-33115 Shizuoka Japan Is no longer a PADI Dive Center (16 January 2014)
Lion Heart Dive Center Hurghada Egypt Is not a PADI dive center
Manta Dive S-6278 Gili Trawangan/Gili Air Indonesia Is no longer a member of PADI.
Mermaid Sport Divers N.V. Aruba Has not been a PADI dive center since 1990
Mississauga Diving S-30036 Mississauga ON, Canada Is no longer a PADI Dive Center member at any level. (11 April 2019)
Montañita Surf & Dive School Montañita Ecuador Is not and never has been a PADI dive center.
Muff Diving Co. Donegal Ireland Muff Diving is not, and has never been a PADI IRRA Member
Mundaca Divers Isla Mujeres Mexico Is not an authorized PADI dive center
My Scuba Adventures, Inc. S-22673 Stallings NC, USA Is no longer a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level. (28-Jun-2012)
Nazar Dive Center Hurghada Egypt Is not and never has been a PADI dive center.
NZ Tramp, nztramp.com   New Zealand Is not a PADI member.
Ocean Ambassador Dive Center S-36370 Singapore Singapore Is not an authorized PADI Dive Center at any level since 2013.
Ocean Hunters Doral FL, USA Is not, and has never been, a PADI Dive Center and is not authorized to conduct PADI courses or issue PADI certifications.
Ocean State Scuba Jamestown RI, USA Is not an authorized PADI Dive Center since October 2006.
Odysea Diving School Hammamet Nord Tunisia Is no longer a PADI Dive Center.
OnlineScubaLessons.com   USA Please 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 Divers Bahia Drake Costa Rica Is not now, nor has ever been, an authorized PADI Dive Center or PADI Resort.
Oscar Diving Center Hurghada Egypt Has never been an authorized PADI dive center.
Ouanalao Dive S-799104 St. Barthelemy France Is no longer a member of the PADI Retail and Resort Association at any level. (15 August 2013)
Pacific Coast Adventures Cabo San Lucas Mexico Is no longer a PADI dive center.
Parcel Dive Center S-2822 Florianopolis Brazil Is not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2005.
Pastime Saipan, Inc. S-3208 Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands USA Is no longer a member of the PADI Retail and Resort Association at any level. (11 May 2012)
Peninsula Dive School S-25977 Hastings VIC, Australia Is no longer a PADI Dive Center at any level. (15 March 2019)
Reef Adventure Taganga Colombia Is not now, nor has ever been, a member of the PADI Retail and Resort Association.
Scool Divers S-36168 Krabi Thailand Is not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2008.
Scuba Center of Spokane Spokane WA, USA .
Scuba Divers of America (SDA)   USA Please 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 Vietnam Nha Trang Vietnam Is not now, nor has ever been, a member of the PADI Retail and Resort Association.
Scubadreamer Diving College S-21829 Sharm el Sheikh Egypt Is not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2012.
Scuba Du Mergulho e Aventura S-19702 Brasilia Brazil Is not an authorized PADI Dive Center at any level. (30 October 2015)
Snorkel & Dive Centre Bodrum Turkey Is not an authorized PADI Dive Center
Splash Dive Center S-2626 Alexandria VA, USA Is not an authorized PADI Dive Center at any level. (7 June 2012)
Sunsation Divers S-21143 Orlando FL, USA Is not an authorized PADI Dive Center, PADI Resort, or PADI Boat Member at any level. (4 October 2012)
Sunshine Dive & Charter S-21373 Cabo San Lucas Mexico Is not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2012.
Sydney Underworld Sydney Australia Is not now, nor has ever been, a member of the PADI Retail and Resort Association.
Teimpo de Fondo S-21028 Santiago Chile Is not an authorized PADI Dive Center at any level. (20 September 2012)
Teimpo de Fondo S-21480 Zappalar Chile Is not a PADI Dive Center or Resort at any level since 2011.
The Dive Hut   New Zealand Is not a PADI member.
The Dive Shop Newmarket ON Canada Is not an authorized PADI dive center
Tropical Penguins Reno NV, USA Has not been a PADI facility since 2003.
True Blue Dive Sydney Australia Is not, and has never been, affiliated with PADI.
Twin Palms Scuba S-3750 Johannesburg South Africa Is not an authorized PADI Dive Center at any level. (18 July 2013)
Village Divers New York NY, USA Is not a PADI dive center
Whaler Seaworld Gauteng South Africa Has not been a PADI dive center since 1999.
World Diving S-33329 Okinawa Japan Is no longer a PADI Dive Center. (25 October 2018).