We're protecting the ocean.


PADI® seeks to restore balance between humanity and ocean.

Every adventure starts small; saving our ocean is no different. To continue to enjoy the underwater world we love, we must embark on the most important adventure of all: protecting the engine of life on this planet. 



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One single person can make a difference and that person is you. PADI’s mission is to create a billion torchbearers that explore and protect our ocean. A community that cares deeply about healing the planet above and below the surface, PADI Torchbearers inspire others to bring about meaningful change by turning passion into purpose for the ocean.




At Home
Be an ocean hero at home.

Make beneficial choices and commit to habits that are better for ocean health every day. 

Conservation Community
Be a Torchbearer in your community.

Help protect the ocean by serving as a role model for positive change in your own backyard. 

Below the surface
Carry a torch for the ocean when doing what you love.

Make memories, leave only bubbles. Follow these tips to reduce your impact while at or below the surface. 

Put the ocean first when you shop.

Choose ocean-first products that are better for the planet. PADI GearTM has eco-friendly alternatives for life above and below the surface. 

Passion Into Purpose

There’s a growing community of PADI Torchbearers taking action for the ocean, above and below the surface. Every spark counts, and it will take all of us working together if we are to restore balance between humanity and nature.



The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jacques Cousteau

Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world by earning their PADI Open Water Diver certification.

Start now to become an explorer and ambassador for the ocean planet.



Carrying a torch for the ocean:

Ambassadors for change

PADI AmbassaDivers™ across the globe are committed to seeking adventure and saving the ocean. Each ambassador is a motivating force in their communities, both above and below the surface. Deeply committed to their role as stewards of diving and our water planet, they are compelled to use their voice to encourage others to join the movement to save the ocean.

A Deeper Purpose

PADI's commitment to a brighter future

For over 50 years PADI has made efforts to preserve the underwater world. See how the Pillars of Change sustainability program supports a healthier people and planet. 


Seek Adventure. Save the Ocean.


Every adventure starts small and saving our ocean is no different.

Join the movement to protect our planet, above and below the surface.