Women's Dive Day 2018

Rafforzamento e sostegno
la comunità di immersione femminile.

Conosciamo i nostri PADI AmbassaDiver™

Questi individui appassionati sono impegnati a cambiare il mondo attraverso il loro ruolo come subacquei o professionisti PADI. Elevano la subacquea nelle loro comunità e nel mondo, ispirando persone ad inseguire le loro passioni o a seguire i loro sogni di esplorare, proteggere e sperimentare il mondo sommerso.

Steve e Riley Hathaway

Riley si immerge con suo papà e ha molte incredibili storie di incontri con creature marine tra cui orche, balene e tartarughe. Insieme, vogliono far appassionare i bambini di tutto il mondo alla bellezza e alla diversità della vita marina del pianeta.

Jillian Morris

Con un background di scienze e mezzi di comunicazione, Jillian educa studenti di tutto il mondo sugli squali: è una biologa marina che ha lavorato come videografa e fotografa per The Discovery Channel, BBC, National Geographic e molti altri. Inoltre, ha lavorato come ricercatrice e naturalista in Australia, California, le Bahamas, Florida e nei Caraibi Olandesi.

Ernst Van Der Poll

Ernst gestisce il suo PADI Dive Center e accademia di nuoto nella città di Las Catalinas dove, oltre all’immersione subacquea adattata per persone con lesioni che hanno cambiato la loro vita, insegna programmi di gestione responsabile dell'oceano, nuoto e programmi junior per bagnini. "Attraverso la passione e l'educazione - dice Ernst - mi propongo di entusiasmare altre persone che, a loro volta, porteranno un cambiamento."

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 storia di Leo: Superare la disabilità grazie alla subacquea.

Dopo aver perso la gamba per un tumore nel 2008, Leo ha combattuto con la depressione e ha faticato a dare un senso alla propria vita. Un giorno, un amico lo portò a immergersi e questo gli permise di trovare una nuova ragione di vita. Leo si rimise in discussione, imparò nuove abilità subacquee e, con l’aiuto della Handicapped Scuba Association (HSA), divenne PADI Open Water Instructor nel 2013, solo tre anni dopo la sua prima immersione. Leo vuole raccontare la sua storia, nella speranza che altri possano trovare l’ispirazione per scoprire cosa è possibile fare e come superare le disabilità grazie alla subacquea.

My PADI è come mi sono riscoperto.

Leo Morales, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Siamo

Comunità.

Unificando la più grande tribù di subacquei al mondo.

PADI è impegnata a unificare i subacquei in tutto il mondo che condividono passione per l'avventura e amore per l'oceano.