Hi, there. I think you will find that if you plan your dives together and follow careful diving practices the nuances of your training differences won't be important. The physics of diving are the same for everyone. Both NAUI and PADI participate in the RSTC, the Recreational Scuba Training Council, which sets minimum training standards for certifying agencies. Review communication with your buddy before your dives, agree on hand signals, and focus on the basics. And have fun!
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Hi Casia Anne and welcome to our team. We hang out on "The Narced Divers Lounge" for general dive talk and we have joke days on Wednesdays. Post your question there. I am sure someone will know the difference. I am Padi AOW certified and do not know about Naui as far as training goes. Hope to see you there soon!
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I've been on SP for awhile. A few years ago (in college) I took an OW class, but haven't been diving much since then. Luckily for me, my brother decided to follow in my footsteps recently and get a c-card. His enthusiam has spread and we have two trips planned for this coming year, one Tropical and one local.
Does anyone reading this know the difference in training between PADI (me) and NAUI (my brother)? I'd like to know if there are any issues that may come up before we go out together.
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