The Way the World Learns to Dive

PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the most recognized dive training organization worldwide with 29 million certifications and counting. PADI Dive Instructors undergo rigorous training to ensure your scuba certification class is fun and safe.

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PADI Club – Good for You and Our Oceans Blue!

Prep for adventure and help save the ocean with PADI Club. Keep your dive skills fresh for safer, more enjoyable dives with a FREE online Reactivate Scuba Refresher & FREE DAN® Prepared Diver Course. Plus, 5% of every Club membership supports ocean conservation.

Popular Courses

Diver certification begins here with PADI's online learning.

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For Beginners
Open Water Diver
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For Divers
Advanced Open Water Diver
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For Divers
Enriched Air Diver
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NEW Limited Edition Certification Card Designs Are Here!

Never leave home without your certification card again! Be the first to show off your diver status with a NEW, limited edition certification card design featuring a Mako Shark on the move or a Seahorse in dazzling sunbeams by award-winning underwater photographer Rafael Fernandez. 

Traveling to a remote destination or simply like carrying a card? Both designs are also available in a limited edition waterproof card made from recycled materials, only 2,000 cards – don’t wait!

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How PADI Eco Centers Are Shaping Scuba Diving Ecotourism

Dive into the future of scuba diving with PADI Eco Centers, pioneers leading the charge in regenerative ecotourism. This World Oceans Day, learn how these centers employ innovative practices that enhance the dive experience and prioritize ocean health.

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Empower Ocean Change - Support PADI AWARE

Donate to PADI AWARE Foundation today and help fund AWARE community grantees who are leading the charge in ocean protection. Your donation directly empowers their initiatives, driving real impact where it's needed most.

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Celebrate Women’s Dive Day With New Dive Skills

PADI Women’s Dive Day is the perfect opportunity for a new adventure. Enhance your dive skills and build confidence with your next PADI dive course. Start online today and celebrate your achievements on PADI Women’s Dive Day, 20 July 2024.

Dive Travel

Our PADI Travel Scuba Experts can help you find the perfect destination, with a variety of marine life, and plan a dive adventure that’s fun, memorable, and as worry-free as possible.  Choose your dream vacation whether staying overnight on a diving boat or enjoying dive trips at a dive resort.

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Vacation Deals

Unlock hot dive resort deals and embark on your next underwater adventure! Explore the world's best diving destinations—where will your next dive take you?

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Travel Inspiration

The Philippines is perfect for improving scuba skills whilst diving with thresher sharks, whale sharks, jacks, sardine balls, and rays all while enjoying a relaxing vacation. If the Philippines is new to you, maybe it’s a sign to visit.

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Find Your Next Scuba Trip

Ready for a new adventure? Book fun dives and scuba classes nearby or around the world.

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New Recycled Rash Guards for the Ocean Lover

New Designs Added

Tiger Shark, Tropical, Teal Dive Flag