PADI or SSI – which is the best scuba diving certification? And what about TDI-SDI-ERDI and NAUI and BSAC? How should I choose?

PADI or SSI – which is best?

Which is the best scuba diving certification? PADI or SSI? Both certifications are accepted the world over, and both have on-line eLearning programs. So what’s the difference? And is one system better than the other?

 

Only if we all practice sustainable diving will dive sites endure, but sustainable diving practices are not just what you do in the water

Sustainable Diving Practices

With increasing numbers of divers, diving the same sites over and over it’s particularly important that you leave no trace of your visit. Do you really practice sustainable diving? How many of these best practices do you observe?

 

What gives the best scuba diving? Dive resorts or Liveaboards? How do the best scuba diving resorts compare with the best liveaboards?

Dive Resorts or Liveaboards? That is the Question

Those who regularly dive on Liveaboards will tell you it’s the best way to dive, whilst those who don’t, wonder why you’d want to spend a week’s vacation cooped up on a boat! So we explored the merits of each – for you to see the other side – and maybe try it.

 

Reef scene with orange basslets diving Gili Selang at Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

Diving Indonesia 101

The great thing about diving Indonesia is that it has so many different diving destinations to choose from. So the problem is: where do you start? Here’s the skinny on five areas you’ve probably already heard of: Bali, Gilis, Sulawesi, Komodo & Raja Ampat.