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Starfish Aquatic Institute is one of the largest lifeguard, swim instructor and pool operator certifying agencies in the United States.  In partnership with Human Kinetics, SAI offers state-of-the-art training courses and also provides risk management services to the aquatic industry. 



“We are very proud to have the Al Mahara Diving Center join the SAI family,” said Leslie Donavan, President of SAI.  “We believe our focus on professionalism and accountability gives our Training Centers the opportunity to lead the industry in effective and safe programming.”


Founded by Jill White, a renowned aquatics expert, SAI uses an integrated experiential approach to learning. All SAI training programs incorporate this innovative technique.


Al Mahara Diving Center is using the StarGuard® Lifeguard Certification program, the Starfish Swimming® Instructor Certification program, the PADI Swim School Instructor Certification program, and the AquaTech® Pool Operator Certificaton program.


“The Starfish Swimming program (or the PADI Swim School program) is a total curriculum based on core competencies that are idea for any teaching situation,” said Donavan. “It is an effective swimming instruction system for all ages and abilities, from infant through swim team.” 


The PADI Swim School is in the UAE. For information on Al Mahara Diving Center hours and programs, please call +971 2 643 7377 or visit or email us for more infromation at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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