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PADI Helps U.S. Veterans

FOR RELEASE Tuesday,  20 July, 2004

Santa Margarita, CA


PADI, on behalf of it's members have received approval from the United States Veteran's administration for instructor examination fee reimbursement.


As a qualified US Veteran or active duty military personnel, a $440 US maximum reimbursement fee is available under the Veteran's Administration licensing and certification test program.

This approval is retro to March of 2001 to find out the detailes visit or as well as  any PADI Instructor Development Center.


Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA -  

About PADI: PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest recreational diving membership organization. The membership includes dive businesses, resort facilities, academic institutions, instructor trainers, dive educators, divers, snorkelers and other watersports enthusiasts. Professional PADI Members (dive centers, resorts, educational facilities, instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters) teach the vast majority of the world’s recreational divers, issuing over 900,000 certifications each year. PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and adventure accessible to the public while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service. For more information visit us at 

For more information, reporters may contact:

Malene Thompson
949 858 7234 ext. 2393 (office)

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