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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Become a PADI Club™ Member

Join the world's largest community of ocean enthusiasts and enjoy a FREE annual Scuba Diving® magazine subscription, 20% off select eLearning courses, a FREE online PADI ReActivate® Scuba Refresher, 1 FREE exclusive eCard design every year, dive trip and event invites + more!

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Diver certification begins here with PADI's online learning.

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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!

Make a splash in 2024 with a NEW limited edition dive certification card design by wildlife photographers Sam Glenn-Smith, Stan Moniz, and Jay Clue. Choose from a dazzling array of weedy seadragon, green sea turtle and manta ray designs in eCard and waterproof card made from recycled materials, only 2,500 available.

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The 15 Best Scuba Diving Destinations in the World

Discover which global scuba diving destinations consistently top divers’ wish lists for their universal appeal and outstanding biodiversity. Find your next underwater adventure and experience the wonder of these breathtaking dive destinations.

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How You Can Help Save the Ocean on Your Next Adventure

The excitement of a dive trip begins at the planning stage. By diving with PADI members, you can also support ocean conservation during your travels. Find out how to give your next diving holiday a special meaning here:

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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Top Dive Destinations Recommended by PADI Travel Experts

Embark on an underwater adventure to start the new year! Our expert travel team reveals their top global dive destinations that belong on every diver’s bucket list. Start planning today for an unforgettable scuba getaway to these exceptional dive locations.

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Top Dive Resorts in Thailand

Escape to the tropical paradise of Thailand and immerse yourself in a world of vibrant marine life. Our team of travel experts has curated a list of eight exceptional retreats at the gateway to the underwater wonders of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.

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Find Your Next Scuba Trip

PADI Adventures offers you a world of captivating underwater experiences. Whether you're eager to discover exciting new local dive sites or enhance your skills through a variety of dive courses, embarking on your aquatic journey is only a few clicks away.

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Women’s Gear With a Purpose

At PADI, we take pride in honoring the incredible women and girls who inspire us—scuba divers, ocean advocates, outdoor adventurers, and citizens of the sea. Gear up for your adventures with eco-friendly products you can feel good about wearing, while protecting our blue planet.