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So...SSI and PADI do not recognize DM or instructors across agencies? That's good to know. I'm searching the threads looking for an answer to that question right now as I consider getting my DM. I've had my PADI certifications since 1994. It would be a pain to change agencies now.
SSI do a 2-3 day crossover for pros from other agencies, at least they did a few years ago. Our shop paid for us to crossover our equivalent rating, so staff instructor to assistant instructor trainer, or master instructor to master instructor.
The only ratings they didn't crossover were our tech instructor certs, requiring separate assessment which is fair enough.
As ever, PADI doesn't bother to publish standards or anything else that's useful on their marketing focussed site. Would appreciate a link to the course standards (and all other PADI courses for that matter).
"Supposed" meaning that if it's taught by someone with exemplary core skills and is a good instructor, it would be great. If they're mediocre, well...