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.


FREE ReActivate® Scuba Refresher With PADI Club

Keep your dive skills fresh in & out of the water with discounted eLearning courses, FREE PADI Reactivate & DAN® Prepared Diver courses, exclusive dive travel invitations, and 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
Three new PADI Certification Cards.
Which PADI Card Has Your Name on It?

Choose one of the 3 NEW limited edition certification card designs featuring a basking shark, a merry manatee, and a shiver of blacktip reef sharks!

Showcase your dive skills and PADI diver status worldwide with a waterproof, physical card made from recycled materials (perfect for remote destinations with limited mobile access), travel light with PADI eCard mobility, or maintain both.

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Facts About Octopuses That Prove They’re Aliens

Many divers and ocean lovers who have encountered an octopus will tell you the experience was other-worldly. Aliens or not, we show our appreciation for these cephalopods this World Octopus Day (October 8).



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How PADI Dive Centers are Playing a Critical Role in Protecting 30% of the Ocean by 2030

Discover PADI Dive Centers' Critical Role in Protecting the Oceans

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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Elevate Your Scuba Game

Looking for an epic scuba adventure? Dive into Costa Rica's Hammerhead Triangle, the pristine beauty of Galapagos Islands, and Indonesia's captivating macro world. These destinations for experienced divers deliver challenging terrain, currents, and deep drift dives. Start your adventure now!

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Best Year-Round Dive Destinations

Planning your next dive vacation? Don't let the changing seasons limit your dive adventures. Explore these destinations with incredible year-round conditions and immerse yourself in the magic of the underwater world whenever you want to dive.

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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 just a few clicks away.

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Gear Up for the New Season

We’ve got you covered with warm and cozy sustainable gear made from materials you’ll love inside & out!