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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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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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11 Inspiring Quotes That’ll Make You Want to Protect the Ocean

Keep your motivation for conservation high and help educate others about the importance of protecting our oceans by sharing these famous quotes.

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Create Ocean Change With the PADI AWARE Foundation

Take part in the world’s largest underwater citizen science movement, sign petitions to influence policy change, and learn more about ocean conservation topics you care about. Together, our local actions have global impact.

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Regenerative Diving Has Never Been Easier

Go Eco on your next adventure! Make a difference on every dive by diving with PADI Eco Centers, dive shops who demonstrate ongoing dedication to conservation and dive industry sustainability.

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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The 5 Best Scuba Diving Resorts in Belize

Belize is a renowned global scuba diving mecca. We’ve done the work for you and collected 5 of the best Belize dive resorts! With 5-star PADI dive centers, a range of prices and accommodation styles, numerous restaurants, and spas, Belize has a sweet spot for every traveler.

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Find Your Next Scuba Trip

Want to make a difference as you dive? Choose a PADI Eco Center for your next scuba adventure. Our Eco Travel selection features dive operations that champion sustainable practices, cultivate environmental awareness, empower local communities, and protect marine life.

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Celebrate Earth Day with 20% OFF PADI Gear

Make small changes that have huge impacts on the environment. Dive in and shop with 20% off PADI Gear sitewide.