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Since 2015, divers from every corner of the globe have come together each July to bond over their love of the ocean. Whether you invite your friends or take part to meet new buddies, make PADI Women’s Dive Day an annual tradition. From dive and yoga retreats to underwater cleanups, there's an event for every diver.
A course for everyone.
Learning to dive is one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Whether you’re already a diver or looking to expand your horizons by advancing your dive skills, a PADI certification will forever change the way you see the world, both above and below the surface. Find your next course and share your experience at the 4th annual PADI Women’s Dive Day on 21 July!
Meet: Sylvia Earle
Age 82, the Matriarch of the Underwater World and an inspiration to all. Affectionately nicknamed Her Deepness, Time Magazine Women of the Year 2017. She works tirelessly as an advocate for marine conservation and for fostering public awareness of the perils to ocean ecosystems caused by overfishing and pollution. Her work with Mission Blue (a PADI partner) and now with Deep Hope is designed to educate the public on the importance of MPAs and protecting our blue planet. She also serves as a scholar and "Explorer-in-Residence" for the National Geographic Society.
Thanks to generations of curious, daring, intrepid explorers of the past, we may know enough, soon enough, to chart safe passage for ourselves far into the future.
Meet: Gemma Smith
PADI AmbassaDiver, PADI MSDT, Tec Diver, First woman to dive on the Antikythera Mechanism shipwreck which yielded some of the most important ancient sculptures ever to be found on the seabed (Gemma is a safety diver on the project).
I’ve always loved outdoor sports, but never really felt like I had found one that was totally ‘me’. It wasn’t until I tried diving that I knew I had found my calling. I had never experienced anything like that first breath underwater! PADI opened up a whole new world for me that I would never have had a chance to experience otherwise, and for that I am truly grateful.
Meet: Christina Zenato
PADI AmbassaDiver, PADI Course Director. Shark Whisperer. A professional diver since 1994, she shares a combined passion for the oceans, sharks and caves through her work of exploration, education and conservation. A shark ambassador, she works with sharks in the wild and is known for the special relationship she has with them. Her work is global and has helped change people’s perception of sharks in places like China and Singapore.
My mission is to show anybody that each person counts and that each and every one of us can make a difference through our daily actions.