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.