PADI Pillars of Change

We're protecting the ocean.


Our Vision. 

Achieve balance between humanity and ocean. 

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Torchbearer Community

One single person can make a difference and that person is you. PADI’s mission is to create a billion torchbearers that explore and protect our ocean. A community that cares deeply about healing the planet above and below the surface, PADI Torchbearers inspire others to bring about meaningful change by turning passion into purpose for the ocean.


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PADI Torchbearers are sparking real change for the ocean by taking actions that will ultimately turn the dial toward a healthy future for people and planet.

Passion Into Purpose

There’s a growing community of PADI Torchbearers taking action for the ocean, above and below the surface. Every spark counts, and it will take all of us working together if we are to restore balance between humanity and nature.


A Force For Good

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PADI Ambassadivers

Ambassadors for Change

Carrying a torch for the ocean, PADI AmbassaDivers™ across the globe are committed to seeking adventure and saving the ocean. Each ambassador is a motivating force in their communities, both above and below the surface. Deeply committed to their role as stewards of diving and our water planet, they are compelled to use their voice to encourage others to join the movement to save the ocean.

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PADI's Commitment to a Brighter Future

For over 50 years PADI has made efforts to preserve the underwater world. See how the Pillars of Change sustainability program supports a healthier people and planet. 


Seek Adventure. Save the Ocean.


Every adventure starts small and saving our ocean is no different.

Join the movement to protect our planet, above and below the surface.