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So Who Owns PADI?

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The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) may be the biggest and most influential dive-training agency in the world, but it has metamorphosed since its original conception, by John Cronin and Ralph Erickson, and from its original mission statement, to become big business.

Once the original owners had passed away, it was sold as a going concern to an investment company, Providence Equity, that got a good return on the deal when it sold it in short order to its latest owner, Mandarinfish Holdings....


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