PADI lacks overall--but really...
Darren - NAUI Scuba Diver/Computer Programmer
September 27, 2004 at 12:00:34
From personal experience I've noticed more PADI divers to be a tad less trained off the bat. Although initially less dive-educated the more anyone dives the better they get regardless if they're PADI, SSI, NAUI. I think what's more important is that you know your dive buddy, plan your dive, dive your plan, and be prepared -- know the limitations of yourself and your buddy.