Last month divers all over the globe celebrated the second ever annual PADI Women’s Dive Day. On July 16, over 700 PADI Women’s Dive Day events took place in 77 countries. Men, women, boys and girls donned their fins with one goal in mind; to celebrate the contributions that women have made to the sport that we all love.
In Asia Pacific alone, 286 PADI Women’s Dive Day events took place, from the Philippines to Fiji and Indonesia to India. Events ranged from DSD experiences and courses to BBQs and high teas.
Erin, PADI Asia Pacific, states “I hope that through events like PADI Women’s Dive Day we can influence more female’s to meet and fall in love with our underwater world. There is a discrepancy between the numbers of female and male divers globally. This day, hopefully, will help in a small way to close that gap. More divers means more interest, love and care for our oceans. That can never be a bad thing, especially at a time when our oceans desperately need our support”.
One event where the spirit of the day was clearly embodied was at Lumba Lumba Diving Centre in Indonesia, where all the dive centre’s admin staff and hotel housekeeping staff were invited to see what diving is all about by going on a Discover Scuba Dive. Tari, receptionist at Lumba Lumba Diving Centre felt that this day gave her the opportunity to see why tourists flock to Indonesia’s waters; “Seeing divers every day made me very curious about diving. I’m so happy I could see it for myself. So many fish, coral and colours! It was really nice for me and my colleagues to discover some of our country’s treasures. We also laughed a lot. One of my dreams is to become a dive guide.”
Lumba Lumba Diving Centre, Indonesia
This event was only 1 of 286 in Asia Pacific and 700 world-wide that were held to celebrate women in diving as well as encourage more women to become future divers. We hope all involved in PADI Women’s Dive Day had a fantastic day.
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Take a look at some of the amazing PADI Women’s Dive Day events that took place this year in Asia Pacific:
Rainbow Divers, Vietnam
Performance Diver, New Zealand