About PADI


PADI is the world’s largest recreational diving membership organisation. PADI Dive Certifications are recognised by more dive operators worldwide than any other certifying agency.

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest recreational diving membership organisation. The PADI membership includes dive businesses, resort facilities, academic institutions, instructor trainers, dive educators, divers, snorkellers and other water sports enthusiasts.

SCUBAFISH Dive Centre is a PADI 5 Star, IDC, Dive Resort based in Ko Lanta, Thailand.

Professional PADI Members (dive centres, resorts, educational facilities, instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters) teach the vast majority of the world’s recreational divers, issuing more than 800,000 certifications each year. PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and adventure accessible to the public while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service.

Scubafish holds the following PADI Dive Centre ratings:


PADI 5 Star Dive Centre

PADI Five Star Dive Centre

The PADI Five Star Dive Center membership level is awarded to progressive PADI Dive Centers that excel in providing divers with a full range of diver education programs, equipment selection, and experience opportunities. To qualify as PADI Five Star Dive Centers, an operation must meet elevated service and business standards, and promote and offer PADI courses as their only recreational diver training. These dive centers also actively promote aquatic environmental awareness and embrace the PADI System of diver education, with a commitment to providing customers with quality products, services and experiences.

PADI 5 Star Dive Resort

PADI Five Star Resort

Quality accommodations, superior service and excellent dive opportunities make PADI 5 Star Resorts stand out from the rest. Resorts of this caliber focus on customer satisfaction, memorable dive experiences, diver safety and environmental awareness by going the extra mile to provide professional and outstanding service. Offering new divers safe and easy beginner scuba programs to more advanced and adventurous dives including wreck diving, deep diving and nitrox dives. PADI Five Star Dive Resorts excel in providing traveling scuba divers with memorable scuba diving experiences, customer satisfaction, scuba diver safety and underwater environmental awareness by providing professional and outstanding service.

PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort

PADI Five Star Instructor Development Dive Resort (IDC)

PADI Five Star Instructor Development Dive Resorts meet all PADI Five Star Dive Resort standards and provides the same level of service. They also meet additional training requirements and offer PADI Instructor-level training. These resorts offer diving guests a wide range of programs to fulfill their educational goals from entry-level training up through instructor-level certifications. All of this can be completed within a relaxed and comfortable resort setting.

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