ADIP stands forAssociation Des Instructeurs de Plongée. Which means Association of Diving Instructors. It is an international diving association. Jacky Marino founded ADIP in 1997 with the help of other diving instructors from different agencies. For example PADI, SSI, and NAUI among others. These professionals decided to put their knowledge together and create a non-profit, non-governmental professional association of diving Instructors.

ADIP is an association of diving instructors created by diving professionals for divers.

CEDIP(European Community of Diving Instructors) recognized ADIP in 1998. It is currently present in the 5 continents. The association continues to grow more and more each year, certifying divers from all over the planet.

Why choose ADIP?

Nowadays there are many different diving organizations. Courses for beginners follow almost all the same standards. The difference comes when you wish to continue your education.

Most dive agencies offer no-decompression recreational scuba diving courses up to a maximum of 40 meters. Other agencies offer sport diving and teach decompression dives to a maximum depth of 60 meters with air. There are also technical diving and commercial diving agencies.

For most divers enjoying no-decompression diving up to 40 meters is all they want. And actually, ADIP offers this type of training with the same standards as, for example, PADI or SSI. However, there are other divers who do want to continue their education, dive deeper, and learn all about decompression diving. The founders of this association realized this and decided to include these courses in their training as well.

ADIP diving courses in Bali


ADIP offers a great variety of diving courses, adapted to each diver. You can choose how far you want to go in your career.

Diver 1*

ADIP Diver 1* course opens the doors to diving autonomously, without decompression to a maximum depth of 20 meters.


This course is an introduction to diving in five different environments. It is mandatory to complete three specialties: underwater navigation, deep diving to 30 meters, and assisting a diver. The other two dives you can choose the ones you like the most. You have the option to do night diving, perfect buoyancy, Nitrox diving, and also drift diving among others. Our instructors can help you choose the most suitable for you.

Diver 2* Deep

ADIP offers the option of doing your 2* diving course and adding the supervised deep diving certification to 40 meters. In this way, you get a double certification, 2 * diver plus the specialty in deep diving!


In this course, you will learn the specific skills to be a rescue diver and at the same an autonomous deep diver with decompression at a maximum of meters depth.

3 * Deep Diver

The 3* Deep diver certification is for those who want to expand their skills, you can add to your 3* diving course the specialty of deep decompression diving to 60 meters.

Certified 3* divers who want to enjoy diving even deeper can take the deep-diving specialty up to a maximum of 60 meters.

ADIP Diver 4*

Diver 4* course is the first step to being a professional diver. During this course you learn, among other things, to guide certified divers during exploration dives. It is also an essential requirement to be able to continue your training as a scuba diving instructor.

Cross over for Instructors

ADIP recognizes most of the diving associations that currently exist. If you are an Instructor from another agency (PADI, SSI, CMAS, NAUI, etc) and you want to become an ADIP Instructor you can do it in Bali with Southern Dreams Diving Club.

ADIP is recognized worldwide

And the best of all is that it is recognized all around the world. Even more, different agencies have made agreements checking their standards. Hence you have the opportunity to switch from one to the other as you wish. This means that if for example, you have done your Open Water diver course with SSI, you can continue and do the Advanced with PADI, ADIP, CMAS, or any other organization and vice versa.

If you are an ADIP-certified diver, you can dive anywhere in the world. You can choose any dive center regardless of the agency they belong to up to the limits of your training.

Diving Associations equivalence chart:

ADIP, PADI, SSI, and CMAS equivalence chart

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