HOW TO CHOOSE A CERTIFICATION AGENCY ?
As a beginner, it's easy to get lost among all these agencies and not getting the real difference between them. At this level, they will all teach you the basic skiils more or less in a similar way, to dive safely and to have fun in the underwater world.
The certification are internationally recognised and allow the diver to do recreational diving as a fun diver any where in the world.
As an intermediate or professional diver, the choice of the agency will be more determinant depending of the specialities you want to undertake, the philosophy of the agency, the price, the area in the world you want to work... For example if you want to dive professionally, agencies may not recognise every qualifications.
In any case, pick up an experienced instructor and consider the dive center.
<span class="titles">What is the distribution of the internationales and nationales scuba certification agencies by types of diving?
- Recreational scuba diving: 167 certification agencies
- Technical diving: 16 certification agencies
- Cave diving: 20 certification agencies
- Freediving and snorkelling: 6 certification agencies
Please check the list of all those certification agencies