Press and Media
Diving offers a unique and exciting way to experience more of the world. It provides a fresh perspective into the places we travel, and new respect for the underwater world that covers 71 percent of our planet. PADI® is dedicated to creating a global community of confident, competent and active divers who are champions of the water planet.
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PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) is the world's largest and leading diver organization with 6,600 dive centers and resorts and over 128,000 professional members in 186 countries and territories. Issuing more than 28 million certifications to date, PADI makes underwater exploration, travel and adventure accessible to people around the world while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service.
The Way the World Learns to Dive®
Celebrating industry leadership for more than 50 years, PADI has remained dedicated to introducing new divers to the thrill of scuba diving and enhancing the skills of experienced divers since 1966.
New Experiences Made Possible
PADI offers a variety of continuing education and specialty courses to hone dive skills and make the most of travel. Whether divers want to explore wrecks in Indonesia or drift dive along a coral-covered wall in the Caribbean, PADI continuing education courses can prepare them for new underwater adventures.
PADI Travel™ is a global travel resource for divers and adventurers alike, offering information and online booking for more than 300 dive destinations around the world.
A Force for Good
PADI’s Force for Good philosophy and mission embody the organization’s deeper purpose: the idea that to be best in the world, you must be best for the world. PADI is committed to supporting social and environmental efforts through its Pillars of Change℠ – Ocean Health, People and Community, Marine Animal Protection, and Healing and Wellness.
Need a hi-res diving photo? A variety of image assets are available for press and media use. These images are free to use when talking or writing about diving and PADI. All photos must be credited “©PADI”. To request images, please send an email to [email protected].
PADI in the News
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