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.

Scuba Diving magazine June 2024

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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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8 Fabulous Reasons to Take Part in PADI Women’s Dive Day

The 10th Annual PADI Women’s Dive Day on 20 July 2024 is almost here! This global event is a fantastic reason to dive into the underwater world, enhance your skills, and connect with fellow divers. From new courses to fun activities, there's something for everyone.

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End the Marine Debris Crisis Once and For All

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address one of the biggest issues impacting ocean health. Together, backed by the largest underwater citizen science database, we can put in place a legal instrument to end plastic pollution for good. Sign our petition for a strong Global Plastics Treaty.

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Celebrate the 10th Annual PADI Women’s Dive Day

Join thousands of incredible women across the globe for special events, confidence-building courses, dive trips, and ocean conservation activities on 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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