Ocean Conservation

PADI Pillars of Change



Empower our community to take conservation action for global impact.

With our primary partner in conservation, PADI AWARE Foundation, we are proactively working to address the environmental crisis by tackling key ocean threats.

Together, PADI and AWARE established the PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action, joining the United Nation’s universal call for a Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically supporting the implementation of SDG14 – Life Below Water.

To achieve these critical conservation goals, PADI will unite the largest network of dive centers, resorts, dive professionals and divers to take action as PADI Torchbearers in their communities, linking local action to global impact.



A Legacy of Conservation

Inspired by the diver in the PADI logo and our ethos to protect the underwater world, we created the PADI Torchbearer Community as a way to mobilize millions of divers – and anyone with the desire to explore and protect the ocean – to take collective action for the ocean above and below the surface. Our mission is to aggregate a billion PADI Torchbearers to explore and protect the ocean.




Take Action

Engage with fins on and fins off conservation activities and courses designed to achieve balance between humanity and the ocean. 

Learn More

Understand PADI AWARE's 10-year Blueprint for Ocean Action and how we plan to work together as a global network to save the ocean. 

Mako Campaign
Discover Our Programs

Explore PADI AWARE's Conservation and Mission Hub Programs and how you can take local action in your community for global impact.