Get Ready to Celebrate PADI’s Women’s Dive Day 10th Anniversary

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Ready, set, dive! On July 20th, PADI will be hosting the 10th anniversary of PADI Women’s Dive Day. With more women participating and working in diving than ever before, it is truly a time to celebrate!

Around 6,600 PADI Dive Centers and Resorts and 128,000 PADI Professionals will be coming together to host events all around the globe.

Find a PADI Women’s Dive Day Event

Since its inception in 2015, thousands of Women’s Dive Day events have taken place across more than 100 countries. These events encourage scuba divers, freedivers, and mermaids to come together to plant new coral nurseries, perform beach and underwater clean-ups, set a world record for the longest underwater female human chain, fundraise for breast cancer research and local women’s shelters, and take their first breaths underwater as the newest PADI Scuba Divers.

Katie Thompson, Senior Director of Environment and Sustainability for PADI Worldwide says, “Ten years ago, PADI Women’s Dive Day began as a simple idea – encourage more women to go scuba
diving… Women’s Dive Day has been a catalyst to break down barriers and empower divers of all genders, ages, races, backgrounds, and abilities to believe they too can explore and protect the ocean.”

Before PADI Women’s Dive Day began, female certifications made up 30% of total yearly PADI certifications. Now, a decade later, they have grown to make up nearly 40% of total certifications yearly.

PADI is encouraging members to plan their own events and register them as soon as possible, inviting their communities, both divers and non-divers alike, to participate in a PADI Women’s Dive Day event
on 20 July 2024. These events will be promoted on the PADI Women’s Dive Day Activities Locator
allowing people to join in on the celebration.

“Females of all ages will take their first breath underwater this July, perhaps fulfilling a dream or
overcoming a personal or physical challenge,” continues Thompson. “Now, with a decade of inspiring
female scuba divers, we’re also looking forward to empowering more women to continue their
education and earn their PADI Rescue Diver certification this year. Women’s Dive Day will continue to
invite more people in and create confident and capable divers who can share their love of diving and be stewards for the ocean.”

Register a PADI Women’s Dive Day event