PADI Partners

Let's create a more resilient ocean, together

Pillars of Change Logo

We seek partners that share our vision of a world where humanity lives in balance with nature. PADI partners are instrumental in advancing our Blueprint for Ocean Action conservation goals linked to the global agenda to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030, and can support programs and initiatives designed to increase access to the underwater world.

PADI is uniquely positioned to play a role in the global effort to create a more sustainable future and we are committed to implementing solution-based initiatives with lasting impact through our community of Ocean Torchbearers and Mission Hubs around the world.

Group of people attending a PADI AWARE event.

Since Project AWARE’s inception in 1989, PADI has been a critical partner to the foundation, directly supporting the advancement of underwater citizen science, ocean education and marine policy change.

PADI and the AWARE Foundation developed the Blueprint for Ocean Action to accelerate the conservation targets that support the global agenda to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030. Together we work to expand and build new conservation programs and educational, fins on and fins off courses that tackle key ocean threats including: coral reef restoration, climate change, marine pollution, marine habitat loss and vulnerable species protection.

Fish swimming and a Blancpain logo on the bottom right

With our founding partner of the Blueprint for Ocean Action, Swiss prestige watchmaker, Blancpain, we aim to fundamentally increase the number of marine protected areas (MPAs) and support local dive communities around the globe through the AWARE Communtiy Grant Program. 

At the heart of the partnership is the flagship citizen science program, Adopt the Blue™, the largest network of marine protected areas on the planet that will enable millions of PADI recreational divers to proactively engage in marine conservation with PADI Dive Shops, Resorts and Instructors committed to creating a more resilient ocean. 

Clown fish swimming
Reef-World Foundation

PADI and the Reef-World Foundation joined forces to promote sustainable diving practices for the protection of the marine environment and reduce threats to one of the world’s most valuable ecosystems: coral reefs.

Our shared vision is to make sustainable diving and snorkeling the social norm, achieving this through the implementation of the Green Fins initiative – in partnership with the UN Environment Programme.

Two divers cleaning trash in the sea.

As a proud sponsor of the marine debris program, Seiko will further the impact of the important work of the flagship citizen-science program, Dive Against Debris®, that not only removes debris but, perhaps more importantly, leverages findings to inform ocean-friendly policy change to prevent further pollution from entering the ocean. Together, Seiko, PADI, PADI AWARE Foundation and the global dive community will provide critical survey data that can be used by marine researchers and policymakers for conservation efforts.

Dr Sylvia Earl
Mission Blue

PADI has forged an alliance with Mission Blue with the goal to increase the level of protection of the ocean.

Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean by building public support for the creation of Hope Spots — special places that are vital to the health of the ocean.

Torchbearer logo



The Ocean Torchbearer Award recognizes PADI Members who are leaders in their communities, actively working toward a better balance between humanity and the ocean.

Create Ocean Change
PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action Programmatic Sponsorship

As a sponsor of one of the key areas PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action Program, you can accelerate the conservation targets that support the global agenda to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030.

Contact us at [email protected] 
to discuss opportunities