Kick off #MyOceanChallenge this Endangered Species Day

myoceanchallengeAre you up for a challenge? Join the Endangered Species Day 2015 celebration by taking the My Ocean Challenge, Project AWARE’s new, exciting way to take action for ocean protection.

The challenges facing endangered marine species, big and small, have never been more pressing. With My Ocean Challenge, you can help tackle two of the biggest challenges faced by our ocean: marine debris and over-exploitation of sharks and rays.

Taking the My Ocean Challenge is a great way to raise awareness about endangered marine species and raise funds critical to protecting our ocean and its wildlife.

From running a marathon to baking cakes, participating in a sponsored abseil event or donating your birthday, the funds raised through your My Ocean Challenge fuel the grassroots action and policy change necessary to ensure a clean, healthy ocean planet for us today and for future generations.

On Endangered Species Day, May 15 – or starting any day you choose – go to to kick off your My Ocean Challenge. A bike ride, skydive or taking part in a sponsored bungee jump – the possibilities are endless! My Ocean Challenge is all about challenging yourself to help protect the ocean. The only limit is your imagination!

Our ocean is facing tough challenges. Your challenge this Endangered Species Day and beyond: Fundraise for its protection.

Take Project AWARE’s #MyOceanChallenge

*Beginning on Endangered Species Day 2015, the first ten fundraisers to raise $500 or more will also be awarded with a Quikpod selfie stick so you can show the world how you took on the challenge!

Visit your PADI Team at TDEX Bangkok

It is this time of the year again where Dive Shops, Equipment Manufacture, Underwater Photographers Tec Divers and PADI come together for the TDEX, Thailand Dive and Travel Show at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.

PADI Staff at TDEX

PADI is represented with both Regional Managers for Thailand Gio Caccione and Andy Auer, together with Lisa de Romeo (Customer Service), Kate Humphreys (Marketing), Brandon Scott (Marketing Manager) and Tim Hunt (Manager Field Services).

PADI will also host a Member Forum on Saturday the 16th of May at 20:00 hours at the Auditorium in the TDEX Hall hosted by Gio and Andy. During the Member Forum we will be discussing interesting changes to the Digital Products as well as introduce new Products such as ReActivate

So come, stop by and meet us from at the Thailand Dive and Travel Show in Bangkok

Plenary Halls 1-3
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
60 New Rachadapisek Road, Klongtoey
Bangkok 10110, Thailand

PADI Instructor Examinations for March & April 2015

Congratulations to all new PADI Instructors throughout March and April! Here are some photos from the courses.

You can view other PADI Instructor Examination photos for March here.


26-27 March – Puerto Galera, Philippines

30-31 March – Phu Quoc, Vietnam


2-3 April – Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
8-9 April – Khao Lak, Thailand


8-9 April – Gili Islands, Indonesia

11-12 April – Bali, Indonesia

11-12 April – Cairns, Australia

11-12 April – Auckland, New Zealand

15-16 April – Miri, Malaysia

18-19 April – Phuket, Thailand

21-22 April – KohTao, Thailand



PADI Women’s Dive Day

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To recognise and celebrate women in diving, PADI will be supporting PADI Dive Centres and Resorts in the PADI Woman’s Dive Day, an occasion that will take place worldwide on the 18th of July 2015.

With women making up 1/3 of PADI diving certifications, this is an exciting opportunity for us all to acknowledge women divers and the incredible contributions made by women to our industry, as well as encourage more women to partake in diving.

To participate in Women’s Dive Day we are asking PADI Dive Centres and Resorts and PADI Instructors to host their very own Women’s Dive Day event.

This will be a very exciting event that will unite women divers from all over the world and influence women to take up or continue diving.

Dive Centres and Resorts can acknowledge women divers as well as encourage new women into the sport by not only participating in the Women’s Dive Day by organising an event on July 18th, but also doing things such as organising special events and promotions around certain holidays and celebrations for example mother’s day as well as highlighting inspirational women divers from your regions on social media or websites.

We are extremely excited for the Women’s Dive Day, and look forward to hearing from you about interest in participating in this global event.

To participate in Women’s Dive Day or to organise your own Women’s Dive Day event, please email:

Promotional tools for this campaign can be found under the Marketing Toolbox section of the PADI Pros’ Site.

More materials will continue to be added to this toolbox over the coming weeks, so ensure you take a look at these materials available to help you with your event.