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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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Which PADI Card Has Your Name on It?

Choose one of the 3 NEW limited edition certification card designs featuring a basking shark, a merry manatee, and a shiver of blacktip reef sharks!

Showcase your dive skills and PADI diver status worldwide with a waterproof, physical card made from recycled materials (perfect for remote destinations with limited mobile access), travel light with PADI eCard mobility, or maintain both.

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8 Easy Ways You Can Help Save the Ocean

In honor of PADI AWARE Week 16 - 24 September, help us protect our watery earth with a few quick actions, from changing your buying decisions to collecting underwater trash. Each small change can make a big difference!



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Take Action to Save the Ocean this AWARE WEEK

AWARE Week is 16 – 24 September. Invite a friend to take the NEW PADI AWARE™ Specialty eLearning Course with you. Expand your knowledge of the ocean and learn tangible actions to bring about positive ocean change.

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Make Every Week AWARE Week!

Dive into marine conservation and discover how you can make a significant impact by reporting debris, practicing responsible marine life interactions, saying no to single-use plastics, and supporting PADI AWARE's vital efforts to save the ocean. Join the movement and preserve our underwater world for generations to come!

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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Exceptional Dive Destinations Promoting Responsible Tourism

Eco-dive travel benefits the environment and provides an enriching travel experience. From the crystalline waters of the Red Sea, to the unparalleled biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands, these destinations exemplify sustainable tourism practices and responsible diving.

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The Best Liveaboards in Raja Ampat

Dive into a world of unparalleled biodiversity in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Embark on an underwater adventure that will leave you in awe of nature's breathtaking beauty. Seize the opportunity to explore Raja Ampat during prime dive season from October to May.

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Find Your Next Scuba Trip

PADI Dive Guides can provide you with all the information you need to make the most of your adventure. You'll discover the best diving spots, learn about local marine life, and gain access to all the resources you need to book your dream dive vacation.

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Gear Up Responsibly

Dive into eco-friendly gear made from recycled materials and plastic free alternatives.