In October 2020, we’ll begin accepting purposes (and nominations) for brand spanking new PADI® AmbassaDivers™. We’re on the lookout for individuals who champion their native dive surroundings and actively share their ardour for the underwater world.
Do any of the situations under describe you or somebody you understand? In that case, you might be within the presence of a future AmbassaDiver:
- Studying to scuba dive (or freedive) was a turning level of their life.
- Everytime you hang around, the dialog inevitably turns to diving.
- They will’t stroll (or swim) by a bit of particles with out choosing it up.
- Their social media feed is filled with underwater adventures, marine life memes and conservation messages.
PADI AmbassaDiver FAQs
What info do I want to use or nominate somebody?
The appliance is a brief, on-line survey. Right here’s what it's essential know:
- There’s no minimal age, however we require an lively social media presence. In lots of nations, the minimal age for a social media account is 13.
- There's a area for certification degree. In case you are not a licensed diver or freediver, merely write “not licensed.”
- Be ready to listing related achievements and expertise, and (briefly) clarify the way you, or the individual you’re nominating, will encourage others to attempt diving and turn into ocean stewards.
What if I’m not an teacher or knowledgeable photographer?
We love taking a look at lovely photographs from around the globe (who doesn’t), however fairly photographs alone aren’t sufficient to be a PADI AmbassaDiver. Because the identify suggests, we’re on the lookout for people who find themselves ambassadors for diving. An AmbassaDiver ought to encourage others to attempt diving, dive regionally, and be a voice for the ocean.
A PADI Teacher who teaches a variety of college students doesn’t routinely qualify to be an AmbassaDiver both. PADI Execs who aspire to develop into AmbassaDivers ought to make an distinctive effort to advertise diving of their space and/or help conservation.
What if I’m not a licensed diver?
You don’t should be a licensed diver or freediver to be a PADI AmbassaDiver; nevertheless, one of many questions on the appliance is, “how will you encourage others to attempt diving and develop into ocean stewards?” In case you’re not already a diver or freediver, think about how you'll reply this query.
In case your social media followers are keen about conservation, journey, and/or ocean sports activities, we’d like to introduce them (and also you!) to scuba diving. In your software, inform us the way you’ll encourage others to attempt diving when you’re licensed.
What number of social media followers do I want?
We search for candidates with a robust and lively social media following, however there isn’t a minimal follower quantity to use. We acknowledge a small however passionate group might be extra influential than a big, disconnected one.
That stated, saving the ocean will take billions of us in a united effort. So, if all different elements are equal, the dimensions of an applicant’s lively following might decide who will get chosen.
When will PADI begin accepting new AmbassaDiver purposes/nominations?
The subsequent software interval begins in October 2020. Purposes shall be reviewed in October/November and new AmbassaDivers shall be notified in December.
What’s the distinction between a PADI Torchbearer and a PADI AmbassaDiver?
PADI Torchbearers are 100% targeted on saving the ocean. They search to result in significant change and restore the stability between the oceans and humanity.
A PADI AmbassaDiver is enthusiastic about ocean conservation, nevertheless it is probably not their main exercise. For instance, 2020 AmbassaDiver Alex Rendell began an academic program in Thailand to show youngsters about marine science, scuba diving and how one can be an advocate for the setting.
What are the advantages of being a PADI AmbassaDiver?
- Elevated visibility and amplification of messages
- Larger consciousness of your packages and initiatives
- The chance to attach with like-minded people (different AmbassaDivers)
- New friendships with individuals all over the world