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Join PADI Diving Society 
To join the PADI Diving Society, contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort or use the PADI Diving Society online application. Membership is only $29 US per year for United States residents and $41 US per year for Canadian residents.*

A portion of every Society membership supports conservation of the aquatic environment through Project AWARE.

*Dues for all other international residents are $62. All annual dues are in US dollars.

For membership questions, please email PADI Diving Society, or call 888 333 7234 (in the United States) or +1 904 447 2535.


Join PADI Diving Society and DAN at a special price 
United States residents may join PADI Diving Society and Divers Alert Network (DAN) at the same time for only $50 US. DAN member benefits include eligibility for DAN Dive Accident Insurance - the preferred insurance of PADI Diving Society. Contact your PADI dive shop (link to 11.11) for details or to sign up today. For questions about DAN Membership benefits or DAN's Dive Accident Insurance, visit Divers Alert Network, or call 800 446 2671.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:What’s the difference between being PADI certified and being a PADI Diving Society member?

    A: Having a PADI certification means you’ve successfully met the training and performance requirements for a particular certification. Your PADI Diver certification is good for life, though it’s highly recommended that you take a refresher course if you haven’t been diving for an extended period.

    PADI Diving Society is an optional international dive club that you may join at any time. Society membership complements your diver training by providing a variety of member-only benefits including savings on dive related purchases, scuba diving trips and a subscription to a local dive magazine.

  • Q: I have a PADI certification card. Does that mean I’m a PADI Diving Society Member?

    A: If you have a PADI certification card that doesn’t mean that you are a PADI Diving Society member. To join PADI Diving Society, contact your local PADI Dive Shop or Resort, or use the PADI Diving Society online application.

  • Q: I’m a PADI Professional (Divemaster or above). Am I a PADI Diving Society  member?

    A: Society membership is a benefit for all renewed PADI Professionals residing in the United States, US territories and Canada and any areas serviced by the PADI Americas or PADI Canada Offices.

  • Q: I don't know if I am a current PADI Diving Society member or I need to renew my membership.

    A: To renew or check on the status of your membership, please call 888 333 7234 (US and Canada) or +1 904 447 2535. Or use the Online Renewal Application.

  • Q: I just signed up for PADI Diving Society and I don't have my membership card or membership number yet. What Should I do? 

    A: Ask your dive center to complete the temporary membership card located on the PADI Diving Society application. Make sure you include a photocopy (front and back) of this card with your paperwork. If the temporary membership card is not available, please provide a receipt or other documentation from your dive center.

  • Q: Who do I contact regarding questions about my magazine subscription, PADI Diving Society membership card, billing, renewal or membership kit?

    A: Contact: PADI Diving Society Customer service by calling 888 333 7234 (US and Canada) or +1 904 447 2535. You can also email