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The Way the World Learns to Dive®

Press and Media

Diving offers a unique and exciting way to experience more of the world. It provides a fresh perspective into the places we travel, and new respect for the underwater world that covers 71 percent of our planet. PADI® is dedicated to creating a global community of confident, competent and active divers who are champions of the water planet. 

Working on a story about diving or dive travel? For press inquiries, please send an email to [email protected]

About PADI

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) is the world's largest and leading diver training organization with more than 6,600 dive centers and resorts and over 137,000 professional members worldwide. Issuing 1 million certifications each year in 186 countries and territories, PADI makes underwater exploration, travel and adventure accessible to people around the world while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service.

The Way the World Learns to Dive

Celebrating industry leadership for more than 50 years, PADI has remained dedicated to introducing new divers to the thrill of scuba diving and enhancing the skills of experienced divers since 1966.

For those inspired to plan an underwater adventure and learn to dive, get started with a PADI Dive Center or Resort, or online with PADI eLearning®

New Experiences Made Possible

PADI offers a variety of continuing education and specialty courses to hone dive skills and make the most of travel. Whether divers want to explore wrecks in Indonesia or drift dive along a coral-covered wall in the Caribbean, PADI continuing education courses can prepare them for new underwater adventures.

PADI Travel™ is a global travel resource for divers and adventurers alike, offering information and online booking for more than 300 dive destinations around the world. 

A Force for Good

PADI’s Force for Good philosophy and mission embody the organization’s deeper purpose: the idea that to be best in the world, you must be best for the world. PADI is committed to supporting social and environmental efforts through its Pillars of Change℠ – Ocean Health, People and Community, Marine Animal Protection, and Healing and Wellness.

PADI Company Overview

Company Overview

Learn more about the history of the PADI organization:

PADI History

For the latest frequently requested statistics:

PADI Statistics

PADI Images

Need a hi-res diving photo? A variety of image assets are available for press and media use. These images are free to use when talking or writing about diving and PADI. All photos must be credited “©PADI”. To request images, please send an email to [email protected].

Diving Images

Dive Travel and Lifestyle Images

Marine Life Images

Brand Videos

To request diving or underwater video footage for broadcast or web stories, submit your request to [email protected].

Check out a few of PADI's brand videos below, or watch more on the PADI YouTube channel.

We are PADI

Pillars of Change

PADI Travel