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  • Hello, everyone

  • my name is Anaelle and I am an SSI divemaster and Padi Rescue Diver

  • you might notice that I said SSI and Padi at the

  • Beginning of my Scuba title that's because these are the scuba school that are affiliate with

  • There is many differents scuba school

  • and as a beginner it might be quickly difficult to understand which scuba school you might

  • Fit better in and you might be a bit lost

  • So I want to do this video to give you a bit of advice on

  • My personal understanding of the different scuba schools

  • I'm going to talk about Padi

  • Ssi, and the French Federation

  • Because these are the one I worked with

  • the French federation might be something similar to some thigs in your country, so I really wanted to do something

  • Different that you can have too

  • so I started diving when I was about 10 and I started diving with

  • Padi, so I was a junior open water diver and

  • I started diving in France and then when I was 18

  • I went to malta to start taking a course as a dive Master and

  • The scuba school was working with was with SSI

  • So I switched to SSI

  • Now, I'm an SSI Divemaster, or Dive guide

  • and

  • both my sister and Nicolas have been taking some

  • French federation class so I can talk about these too to show you

  • What difference and what is similar between this scuba schools

  • So what's the difference between Padi ans SSI?

  • They work basicly the same

  • The graduation system to go from beginner to professional diver

  • It's quite the same

  • the difference between these two

  • And I think that it is main reason why so many scuba schools

  • are switching to SSI is because

  • If you have enough money you can be a dive master and within a month

  • with Padi

  • Whereas with SSI, you have this time

  • Approach that you have to take in consideration

  • So I think you need more time than one month to become a dive master

  • So that way also I prefer to be on SSI Dive Master

  • for that time consideration

  • One major difference also between Padi and Ssi

  • Are the dive logs

  • and I prefer Padi dive logs which are these

  • Whereas ssi dive logs look like that

  • So this one is really cool because you have one space at the back to put stamps and stuff

  • Whereas on the Padi ones. We just have to stamp on there and as you can see

  • My dive log is quite messy like that

  • but, I mean a

  • a dive profile is quite

  • the same if you want to have

  • Padi refils either than SSI one you can

  • and if you prefer the system for the SSI, you can switch

  • the cost for the level are quite the same there is no difference

  • SSI is part of the Mares group

  • So as a dive professional you might have to sell Mares

  • equipment more than any other equipment.

  • That really depends on the dive center, so

  • That's something you might have to take in consideration

  • If you trying to be a dive professional if you're not a fan of Mares stuff

  • and also Padi it's quite

  • it's still the most famous dive school that you might have all on the globe

  • so

  • If you live in an area that doesn't recognize at all ssi like in france there is no, I mean there's three or four

  • dive center that recognized Ssi in France

  • so that might not be the best option for you

  • Padi is quite recognize in France

  • but the main

  • scuba-diving

  • Entity is France is the French federation, and I'm going to talk about it right now

  • as I said before both my sister and Nicolas class has been there

  • what I liked about Padi and

  • Ssi was that could level up wherever you wanted on the planet like I had my open water in Chamrousse

  • I had my

  • advance part one in Brittain and part two in the Caribbean and I had my dive master

  • With SSI in Malta so like

  • wherever I wanted, but with the french system you have to be affiliated with a club that has to be in your city and

  • You go there

  • diving every week

  • It doesn't have to be diving every week that you can have theory or you can have like swimming lessons

  • in a week in your Local swimming pool

  • Nick and my sister were happy about that because

  • it gave them regularly training like every week, we're going to dive or at least swim and

  • It gave them some where they belong to like they had a group and they knew they were going to

  • Dive with them they had several buddies that they were going in group in excursion

  • Which is something you don't have that much with Padi and SSI

  • several times when I was working in

  • Malta I had to

  • Explain to the other staff members what their level were

  • they haven't got like open water or advance

  • They had level one, level 2, level 4... and on and on

  • So it was really complicated to explain them because

  • for example the first level is between the open water and the advanced water

  • Because they were trained all year

  • they were able to go deeper than the open water one but not as deep as the

  • Advanced one, so

  • if you have a

  • Local level make sure to know the equivalent

  • To the Padi or the SSI one because

  • you won't have always someone who is familiar with your

  • system so sometimes you might be

  • Deny diving or you might have to prove or to do an equivalency

  • Which is not something very cool if you are here in vacation, and you want to dive

  • I can understand that

  • The last thing

  • I want to point out is that the french system and I think all the local system

  • will have that: a diving insurance with their annual

  • registration which is not offer with

  • Ssi our Padi system. You might have to purchase an additional

  • Insurance which is really important and might do a video about that if you want

  • So yeah, this is it

  • Hope I cover all the point if you have any more question about the scuba school or entity that you might be

  • questioning yourself about joining,

  • please leave them in the comment section below I'd be really happy to help you with that and

  • You can also tell me in the section comment section which Scuba school you choose and why?

  • maybe you have some points that I didn't thouht about

  • If you like this video give you the thumbs up be

  • Feel free to share it with your friend who wants to

  • Start Scuba diving, but who's not sure about which one to choose

  • See you in the next one. Bye

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