To achieve the PADI 5 STAR rating a dive center has to reach and maintain high standards in the following areas:
- Dive boat - Quality / Safety / Maintenance.
- Dive boat - Safety Equipment / First Aid / Oxygen.
- Rental Gear - Quality / Maintenance / Availability.
- Diver Safety - Rules / Diver accountability systems.
- Compressor and fill station maintenance and air quality.
- Educational Standards - Courses offered / Qualified Instructors.