Agency Comparison

This is a comparison of different agencies standards when it comes to the minimum amount of sessions required to complete a course.
Some agencies have different names or more levels, I have tried to use Levels 1 through 3 for all, where there are differences I have focused on the requirements to create equivalence.
I apologize if I have made any mistakes, please contact me to correct them.

Apnea Academy

Level 1

  • 9 pool sessions
  • 4 open water sessions

Level 2

  • 11 pool sessions
  • 4 open water sessions

Level 3

  • 12 pool sessions
  • 6 open water sessions

SSI

Level 1

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 2 open water sessions

Level 2

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 4 open water sessions

Level 3

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 5 open water sessions

PFI

Level 1

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 2 open water sessions

Level 2

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 2 open water sessions

Level 3

  • 4 pool sessions
  • 5 open water sessions

AIDA

Level 1

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 3 open water sessions

Level 2

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 4 open water sessions

Level 3

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 4 open water sessions

Molchanovs

Level 1

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 3 open water sessions

Level 2

  • 3 pool sessions
  • 4 open water sessions

Level 3

  • 3 pool sessions
  • 5 open water sessions

PADI

Level 1

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 3 open water sessions

Level 2

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 4 open water sessions

Level 3

  • 2 pool sessions
  • 5 open water sessions