Over the last five years, PADI® Members have hosted nearly 4,000 PADI Women’s Dive Day events around the world. In doing so, the PADI Family has changed thousands of lives, expanded the dive community and made the underwater world more accessible to all. On 18 July 2020, the dive community will come together again from all corners of the globe to continue the tradition online and in person where possible.
Since 2015, divers have been coming together each July for a day of shared adventure and passion for the underwater world. With overwhelming support from the dive community, PADI Women’s Dive Day has grown into a worldwide celebration that brings everyone together – not just women. The day fosters a global community that encourages divers of all genders, ages, races, backgrounds and abilities to safely and confidently explore and protect the underwater world.
“The inclusive nature and diversity of diving is something we celebrate and honor. It is embedded in the ethos of our organization,” says Valette-Wirth. “The importance of making the oceans accessible to all and the vital role people of every gender and background play in restoring balance between humanity and nature should not be undervalued. We are actively seeking to do more to increase this diversity in our community, on PADI Women’s Dive Day and every day moving forward.”