What is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Dive Center?
The PADI 5 Star IDC membership level is awarded to progressive PADI Dive Centers that excel in providing dive consumers with a full range of diver education programs, equipment selection, and experience opportunities and that actively promote aquatic environmental awareness.
A PADI 5 Star IDC is active in its community, presenting a professional image consistent with, or better than, the norm of the marketplace. These dive centers embrace the PADI System of diver education and are committed to providing customers with quality products, services and experiences.
Why Is A 5 Star IDC Rating Important To You As A New Diver?
PADI is the largest scuba certifying agency in the world – over 85% of the world’s divers hold PADI certifications. PADI only awards Dive Centers with a 5-Star rating if they truly strive for long-term excellence in teaching, safety, and customer satisfaction.
When a Dive Shop earns the 5-Star rating from PADI, it indicates to you, the customer, that you will have the best scuba instruction and experience possible from the world’s largest Scuba organization.