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Confederation Mondiale des Activites Subaquatiques (CMAS)
Founded in Monaco in 1959.

National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)
The first NAUI instructor certification course took place in August of 1960 at the Shamrock Hilton Hotel in Houston Texas. NAUI was officially incorporated in October of 1961. The first official member of NAUI, and its first president was All Tillman. Tillman resigned from the NAUI Board in 1967 to operate his Underwater Explorers Society resort in the Bahamas.

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
Founded in 1966.

Other Scuba Certification Agencies -
American Canadian Underwater Certification (ACUC)
- Diver Certification Board of Canada
- Association of Independent Scuba Educators (AISE)
- American Nitrox Divers International (ANDI)
- Assoc. Plongee Professionel International (APPI)
- Advanced Scuba Diving Association (BSAC)
- British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC)
- Canadian Association of Diving Contractors (CADC)
- Confederacao Brasileira de Pesca e Desportos Subaquaticos (CBPDS)
- Cave Divers Association of Australia (CDAA)
- Cave Diving Group of Great Britain (CDG-GB)
- European Committee of Prefessional Diving Instructors (CEDIP)
- Comhairle Fo-Thuinn (Irish Underwater Council)
- Compagnie des Instructeurs Professionnels de Plongee
- Confederation Mondiale des Activites Subaquatique (World Underwater Federation)
- College of Oceaneering
- California State University Diving Program
- Canadian Working Divers Institute
- Dansk Sportsdykker Forbund (Danish Sport Diving Federation)
- FFESSM - Federation Franšaise d'Etudes et de Sports Sous Marins
- (French Federation for Underwater Study and Sports)
- FQAS - Federation Quebecoise des Activites Subaquatiques
- FSSS- Federation Suisse de Sports Subaquatiques
- GLC-UHMS - Great Lakes Chapter-Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
- HDS USA - Historical Diving Society USA
- HSA - Handicapped Scuba Association
- IADRS- International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists
- IAHD - International Association for Handicapped Divers
- IANTD- International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers
- IDA - International Diving Association
- IDEA - International Diving Educators Association (Europe)
- IDOT - Israeli Dive Operators and Tourism
- International Police Diver Symposium (IPDS)
- International Scuba Educators Association (ISEA)
- Japan Underwater Leaders and Instructors Association (JULIA)
- Los Angeles County Underwater Instructors' Association (LACUIA)
- Multinational Diving Educators Association (MDEA)
- National Association of Cave Divers (NACD)
- National Academy of Police Diving (NAPD)
- National Association of SCUBA Diving Schools in Japan (US is now SSI) (NASDS)
- National Association of Scuba Educators (NASE)
- National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)
- National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT)
- Norwegian Diving Federation (NDF)
- Nederlandstalige liga voor onderwateronderzoek en -sport (Belgium) (NELOS)
- National Instructors' Assn for Divers with Disabilities (NIADD)
- Nederlandse Onderwatersport Bond (NOB)
- National Academy of Police Diving (NPAD)
- National Speleological Society Cave Diving Section (NSS-CDS)
- Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI)
- Professional Diving Instructors Corporation (PDIC)
- Indonesian Subacquatic Sport Association (POSSI)
- Professional Scuba Association (PSA
- British Sub Aqua Association (SAA)
- South African Underwater Union (SAUU)
- SCUBA Diving International (SDI)
- Special Response Diver International (SRDI)
- Scottish Subaqua Club (SSAC)
- Swedish Underwater Federation (SSDF)
- Scuba Schools International (SSI)
- Finnish Sportdivers Association (SUSL)
- Technical Diving International (TDI)
- Israeli Diving Federation (TIDF)
- Tauchsportverband Oesterreichs (Austrian Diving Federation) (TSWO)
- Verband deutscher Sporttaucher e.V. (German Sport Diving Club) (VDST)
- Verband deutscher Tauchlehrer e.V. (German Dive Instructor Agency) (VDTL)
- World Association of Scuba Instructors (WASI)
- Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

Directories of Scuba Certification Organizations
- CEI Scuba Training Agencies
- Deep Diversions: Scuba Certification Agencies
- Sea Star Adventures: Scuba Certification Agencies
- Scuba Spots Scuba Certification Agency Directory
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