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3 of PADI's newest certification cards for 2023
Certification Cards

Make a splash in 2023 with a new dive certification card design by wildlife photographers Alex Kydd, Aleksandr Jeldosev, Brandon Cole and Jay Clue. Choose from a dazzling array of shark, sea turtle and humpback whale designs.
Your certification card shows your PADI certified diver status around the globe. Hurry and get your mobile eCard, recycled plastic card, or both – these designs won't last long!

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Getting a Scuba Certification: Everything You Need to Know

If you're fascinated by the underwater world and the amazing creatures who live there, a scuba diving certification is your passport to extraordinary experiences that support healthy oceans.



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5 Ways to Protect Seagrass in 2023

It's Seagrass Awareness Month! Discover the important role of seagrass, and what we can do to protect it.

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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Indulge in All Your Favorite Things

Kick back, relax, and dive with minimal pre-planning with the all-inclusive approach. Take the guesswork out of creating itineraries and finding activities everyone will enjoy. Wherever you plan to spend your next scuba vacation, an all-inclusive dive resort might just be the getaway you didn’t know you needed. 

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Discover Palau on a Liveaboard Boat

With its remote location in the South Pacific, intriguing drop-offs, channels and marine life-filled waters, Palau is a destination plucked from a diver’s dream. This archipelago is home to a wealth of outstanding dive sites as well as wrecks from the second World War. For the advanced divers, this is a destination that never disappoints.

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Discover a World of Adventures in Your Own Backyard!

There’s a world of underwater experiences waiting for you. PADI Adventures offer the convenience of finding your next dive trip, whether you want to discover new local dive sites or hone your skills with a new course.

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Women's Gear With a Purpose

Eco-friendly products for women you can feel good about wearing while protecting our blue planet.