Think of cool, refreshing blue waters, the brilliant greens and pinks of coral reefs, and myriad exotic fish. No wonder scuba diving is such a popular sport! If you want to learn how to become certified as a diver, your first port of call is PADI. Take our quiz to learn about the world's preeminent diving organization.
What does PADI stand for?
- Professional Administration of Diving Instructors
- Principled Assessment of Diving Intelligence
- Professional Association of Diving Instructors
In what year was PADI founded?
Why was PADI founded?
- There had been too many diving accidents in a short space of time.
- The two founders had lost their jobs and were looking for something to do.
- The two founders felt frustrated by the unprofessional standard of the certification process to become a diver or diving instructor.
What was PADI's initial aim?
- To standardize the diving instructor certification process.
- To develop professional, thorough and thought out SCUBA diving education.
- To fire unscrupulous or incompetent diving instructors.
Approximately how many people in the world today carry certification from PADI?
How many PADI diving centers and resorts are there worldwide?
What does an Open Water Diver certification mean?
- It is an entry level certification.
- It means you are competent enough to go deep into the ocean.
- It means you are qualified to snorkel or dive in shallow water, close to the shore.
How many specialty dive courses does PADI offer?
- a dozen
- over two dozen
- over 50
What are some of the specialized courses you can take with PADI?
- night diving
- speed diving
- breathing-apparatus-free diving
What is the highest diving level called?
- Expert Scuba Diver
- Deep Water Diver
- Master Scuba Diving
How much does it cost to join the PADI Diving Society?
- It is free.
- It costs $29.
- It costs $49.
What is the main benefit of joining PADI's Diving Society?
- You get half price entry into all authorized diving areas worldwide.
- You automatically receive entry-level certification.
- You are able to network with experienced divers.
Which of these is an additional benefit of joining PADI's diving society?
- half price entry into all authorized diving areas worldwide
- an up-to-date edition of "World's Best Diving and Resorts" book
- a year's free subscription to National Geographic
When was Project AWARE founded?
- late 1960s
- late 1970s
- late 1980s
What are the goals of Project AWARE?
- aquatic environmental conservation
- diving safety education
- world peace through international diving festivals
What is a lifestyle diver?
- Someone who dives as a hobby.
- Someone who dives professionally.
- Someone who teaches others about underwater safety.
How does PADI describe its mission?
- "to develop programs that encourage and fulfill the public interest in recreational scuba diving and snorkeling worldwide"
- "to improve the safety of diving instructor courses"
- "to rectify the flaws inherent in the current diving instructor curriculum"
What criteria are recommended before taking the diving instructor's course?
- physical stamina
- a natural affinity to diving and a love of the lifestyle
- low blood pressure
To what organization do you get a discounted membership if you are a PADI member?
- Divers Alert Network
- Save the Whales
- Underwater First Aiders
Besides diving instruction, what else do PADI courses provide?
- aquatic biology 101
- advanced first aid
- a unit on conservation