PADI welcomes Scuba For Change – not your usual dive shop.

15 Mar

PADI is very proud that Scuba For Change (SFC) in Puerto Galera (PG) has been affiliated as a PADI Resort. we wish you the best of success.

PADI Regional Manager Jimmy Christrup welcoming  GM Karl Marchant and Assistant Manager Gracian Dela Roas from Scuba For Change as a PADI Resort.

PADI Regional Manager Jimmy Christrup welcoming GM Karl Marchant and Assistant Manager Gracian Dela Roas from Scuba For Change as a PADI Resort.

For this dive shop to see the day, there has been a lot of research done beforehand in Australia band it was not a matter of location or where the best profit could be made, which would be the normal approach for research. The primary goal was to find a place where kids are in need and organised aid and education is being provided – basically the people behind SFC wants to make a difference and maybe not save the whole world, but at least parts of it.

SFC Chairman Mike McGuiness and SFC board member Phil Enright visited from Australia and joined General Manager and PADI instructor Karl Marchant for the grand opening.

SFC Chairman Mike McGuiness and SFC board member Phil Enright visited from Australia and joined General Manager and PADI instructor Karl Marchant for the grand opening.

The location meeting these criteria’s were found in PG where the Stairways foundation is located. SFC has plans to open more branches around Asia with the same purpose.

Grand opening of the first Scuba For Change branch and ribbon cutting together with representatives from Stairways Foundation

Grand opening of the first Scuba For Change branch and ribbon cutting together with representatives from Stairways Foundation

Some of the very honorable missions SFC are having:

• A great portion of the profits will be used to fund programmes run by The Stairway Foundation to help end child exploitation.

• Every single dollar of profit generated, is reinvested back into the community in a sustainable way to create positive and lasting legacies – a unique social enterprise model.

SFC will shortly begin the training of some of the Stairway foundation volunteers as PADI Open Water divers. SFC is very keen to use PADI’s new digital products.

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