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Welcome to the PADI Community!

The moment you sign up with PADI to take your first glimpse underwater, you join a membership of passionate adventurers, explorers and ocean lovers. You also have access to a rich set of content and tools to help you on your adventures!

Access Our Unpublished Blog Articles

The PADI Blog is home to an expansive library of premium dive-related content to help you plan your next dive adventure, kit up with the best gear, dream of far-flung destinations or get inspired by stories from others in the dive community. Here’s your exclusive sneak peak of our unpublished articles. Check back regularly for more previously unshared content…

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5 Underwater Navigation Tips Every Diver Should Know

Underwater navigation is one of the most important skills for scuba divers. Here are our tips for staying on course at any dive site.

Two hammerhead sharks swimming with a school of fish.
Hammerhead Shark Conservation: What You Need to Be AWARE of

Are hammerhead sharks endangered? Yes, but why does it matter? Sharks and rays are important to the health of the ocean and increasingly attractive to divers around the world.

Your Adventure Starts Here

With a PADI® account you can dive into your eLearning materials, log dives, access your eCards, update your preferences and take advantage of tools within PADI apps.

Learning Materials Card
Learning Materials

PADI eLearning® makes it easy to start or continue your dive training whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. Access your course materials from your preferred device to complete your online knowledge development.

Dive Log

Keep track of your diving memories. Easily log all of your training and recreational dives with our online logbook. Your training dives are sent directly to your PADI Instructor for review and approval.

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Preference Center

Make sure you are getting the information and content that interests you the most. Keep your contact details, language preferences and communication selections up-to-date in the PADI Preference Center. 

Certification Card

Your PADI certification card is your passport to unlimited underwater adventure. Access your eCard from your preferred device to verify your certification with dive centers and resorts around the world. 

Join the Largest Community With PADI Club

PADI Club is the perfect place for scuba divers to come together and share their love of exploration. Club member benefits are designed to keep you connected with the dive community and maintain an active diver status, even when you can’t get in the water as often as you’d like.


Want to get in the water? There’s an app for that!

PADI Adventures App
PADI Adventures App

Conveniently find and book diving and snorkeling activities near home and around the world with the PADI Adventures™ App. Enable notifications to receive information and recommendations about upcoming activities, trips or events with your favorite PADI dive shop.

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Download the PADI App

Download the PADI App™ now for tools and resources at your fingertips, curated to enhance your diving experience. Access your eCard on the go, log a dive, find special offers and check out some of the most commonly-needed refreshers – like hand signals, knots and diver’s checklists.

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Need more information?

Submit a request for assistance or check out other Frequently Asked Questions.

For questions about scuba gear or scuba diving lessons, please contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort. Because dive conditions, recommended gear and prices vary from region to region, you’ll get the most relevant information by connecting with your dive shop directly. 

For more information about planning and booking dive trips, connect with a PADI Travel® expert or your PADI dive shop.

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