The Way the World Learns to Dive

PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the most recognized dive training organization worldwide with 29 million certifications and counting. PADI Dive Instructors undergo rigorous training to ensure your scuba certification class is fun and safe.

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Join the world’s largest ocean loving community with PADI Club. Club is your place to Meetup with divers, ask Celebrity Speakers your questions, and stay connected in & out of the water with insider member benefits, and exclusive event & travel invites.

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For Beginners
Open Water Diver
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For Divers
Advanced Open Water Diver
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For Divers
Enriched Air Diver
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Show Your PADI Diver Status With a New Certification Card!

Upgrade your dive certification card with one of our 3 NEW limited edition designs by wildlife photographers Matt Testoni, Andreas Schmid, and Tom St. George. Choose from a dazzling Australian fur seal, an orca pod, and a Tulum, Mexico cenote! Which PADI Card Has Your Name on It?

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The 4 Best Up-And-Coming Scuba Diving Destinations To Explore in 2024

Embark on a journey to the most promising scuba diving destinations of 2024, where adventure meets ocean conservation. From Vanuatu’s secluded shores to Maldives’ pelagic-rich waters, these destinations offer unparalleled diving experiences and opportunities to contribute to marine conservation.

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Make Every Dive Count

As a diver, you have the power to create ocean change by sharing what you witness below the surface. Learn how you can get involved and join the largest underwater citizen science database on the planet.

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PADI Eco Centers Are Changing the Face of Ecotourism

Making sustainable choices and supporting meaningful conservation has never been easier. Dive with a PADI Eco Center on your next adventure and experience the value of regenerative travel.

Dive Travel

Our PADI Travel Scuba Experts can help you find the perfect destination, with a variety of marine life, and plan a dive adventure that’s fun, memorable, and as worry-free as possible.  Choose your dream vacation whether staying overnight on a diving boat or enjoying dive trips at a dive resort.

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Family Friendly Getaways

Create memories together as you discover new countries and the enchanting underwater world. Our top-rated resorts and liveaboard boats are equipped with everything your family needs for the perfect adventure.

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Komodo Dive Season is Here!

From now until August, seize the moment to explore Indonesia’s underwater marvels at Komodo National Park, where majestic manta rays, ribbon eels, whitetips, and grey reef sharks roam. Secure your liveaboard spot today for an unparalleled adventure in marine biodiversity.

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Find Your Next Scuba Trip

Ready for a new adventure? Book fun dives and scuba classes nearby or around the world.

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Flaunt Your Favorite Marine Species!

From colorful fish patterns to majestic breaching whales, our marine life-designed garments let you wear your love for the ocean. Explore our collection now and let your wardrobe reflect your passion for the sea!