PADI Partners

Project AWARE®

Project AWARE is a global movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet – one dive at a time. Focused on the critical issues of Sharks and Rays in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers divers around the world to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. Project AWARE is a registered nonprofit organization that raises its own funds and defines its own mission and goals. PADI established Project AWARE in 1989, and continues to support the charity in-kind and operationally. Project AWARE could not achieve its goals without the work of dedicated PADI Divers, dive professionals and volunteers. Visit


Emergency First Response®

As one of the foremost international CPR and first-aid training companies, Emergency First Response courses give lay responders the confidence to handle medical emergencies – not just diving-related, but in everyday life. Similar to PADI programs, Emergency First Response courses, training materials and educational curricula were developed by experienced instructional designers. Course content is based on patient care standards as published in the consensus view of the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). ILCOR is an international standards group representing most of the world's major resuscitation organizations. Visit


Current Publishing

Current Publishing Corp.® is a corporate affiliate of PADI Worldwide. Current Publishing developed and maintains one of the most accepted curricula of marine science educational materials for high school students and teachers. Collaborating with COSEE (Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence), the marine science curriculum is an integrated, interdisciplinary and multi-component program. Its text – Life on an Ocean Planet – focuses on today’s marine science topics through standards-based instruction to prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges.

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