Día de la Mujer en el Buceo 2018

Fortalecimiento y apoyo
la comunidad de buceo femenina.

Conoce a nuestros PADI AmbassaDivers™

Estas personas apasionadas están comprometidas a cambiar el mundo a través de su papel de Buceador o Profesional PADI. Ellos elevan el buceo en sus comunidades y en todo el planeta, inspirando a más personas a que persigan su pasión o sigan sus sueños para explorar, proteger y experimentar el mundo subacuático.

Steve y Riley Hathaway

Riley sigue divertidas aventuras con su padre y tiene muchas increíbles historias de encuentros con criaturas marinas entro otras, orcas, ballenas y tortugas. Juntos pretenden entusiasmar a niños de todo el mundo sobre la belleza y diversidad de la vida marina de La Tierra.

Jillian Morris

Con un trasfondo combinado de ciencia y comunicación, Jillian educa a alumnos de todo el mundo sobre los tiburones. Es bióloga marina que ha filmado y fotografiado para The Discovery Channel, BBC, National Geographic, y más medios; y ha trabajado como investigadora y naturalista en Australia, California, Bahamas, Florida y el caribe holandés.

Ernst Van Der Poll

Ernst puso en marcha su propio PADI Dive Center y academia de natación en la ciudad de Las Catalinas, donde enseña programas de custodia oceanográfica, clases de natación y programas de salvavidas junior, conjuntamente con buceo adaptativo para personas con lesiones y disminuciones físicas. "Mi misión es que a través de la pasión y la formación pueda encender el fuego en otros que les conduzca al cambio," manifiesta Ernst.

My PADI Stories

My PADI brings together stories of the human experience where diving is the foundation for transformation. It is through diving, as Leo Morales believes, "that anyone can realize their best selves. When this happens, we are able to find deeper purpose and help others find theirs." Whether you’re already a diver or on the road to certification, these stories hold the power to inspire us all to explore our passions, find self-fulfillment and build connection to the world around us.

Mike Coots — Shark Conservation

A professional photographer and influential force in the surf community, Mike is committed to changing people’s perceptions about sharks and lobbying for their protection. Mike realized the best way to save sharks was to get face to face with the same species that took his leg and share that story with others. Through the power of storytelling and his photography, Mike hopes to show people that sharks aren’t the mindless killers portrayed in the media.

Jennifer Idol — PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

When Jennifer witnessed the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in July 2010 on a return flight from a dive trip in Tobago, she knew her life would never be the same. Jennifer burned that image into her mind, and by August had created a plan to change people’s perception of their local waters. Over the next five years, she embarked on a dive journey to photograph all 50 states, documenting the fragile and finite nature of the water planet, enlightening others on the watery worlds of our own backyards and fostering a desire to protect them.

Zac Araneta — PADI Master Instructor

PADI Elite Instructor Scuba Zac has been shaping divers into ocean advocates for the past two decades. Born and raised in the Philippines, he knew at a young age that he wanted to spend his life in the ocean and make his greatest passion his career.

Witnessing his students experience their first breaths underwater and seeing firsthand how diving transforms lives, Zac is equally as driven to certify more ambassadors for the ocean as he is to building lifelong friendships with his students, many of whom become PADI Instructors, now instilled with the same passion for teaching as their mentor.

Meet: Ernst van der Poll

Ernst founded Tawasul, the very first marine-themed, place based experiential learning program in the region. The program engaged more than 2,000 kids from 2002 to 2011, many of whom are studying marine sciences now. He was also appointed personal diving instructor and safety officer for the Crown Prince of Dubai and worked with Palestinian refugees with physical disabilities. He founded ConnectOcean and one of the first all-ability diving programs in Central America, helping people with life changing injuries to enjoy the Ocean through scuba diving.

It is my mission that through passion and education I can ignite the fire in others that will bring about change.

Earnst van der Poll, PADI Course Director

Meet: Pangea Seed

Tre' Packard (PADI Divemaster) and Akira Biondo (PADI Rescue Diver) are the founders of PangeaSeed Foundation, an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower individuals and communities to create meaningful environmental change for oceans through ARTIVISM, EDUCATION, and SCIENCE. Through the organization's pioneering Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans program, they have created over 300 public murals in 14 countries addressing pressing ocean environmental issues.

People protect what they love, so by utilizing art and activism as creative tools, we have the opportunity to educate and inspire individuals and communities to become better ocean stewards, and ultimately to help solve the mounting issues affecting our oceans.

Tre' Packard, PADI Divemaster

La Historia de Leo: Viviendo la capacidad de bucear.

Después de perder la pierna debido a un cáncer en 2008, Leo combatió la depresión y luchó por encontrar sentido a su vida. Cuando un amigo le introdujo en el buceo con equipo autónomo, reanimó el espíritu de Leo y le dio una razón para volver a vivir. Leo se retó a sí mismo a desarrollar destrezas de buceo y, con la ayuda de la Handicapped Scuba Association (HSA), se fue superando hasta convertirse en PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor en 2013, solo tres años después de su primera inmersión. Leo se comprometió a compartir su historia con el deseo de inspirar a otros a que vean lo que es posible y a tener una vida "capaz de bucear".

My PADI supuso el descubrimiento de mi nuevo yo.

Leo Morales, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Somos

Comunidad.

Uniendo a la mayos tribu de buceadores del mundo.

PADI está comprometida a unificar a los buceadores de todo el mundo que comparten una pasión por la aventura y al amor al océano.