PADI® Dive Facilities, Resorts, Professionals and Divers all over the world took half within the seventh consecutive PADI Ladies’s Dive Day occasion on Saturday, 17 July 2021.
From seashore clean-ups to sundown yoga periods and native guided dives, the diving group got here collectively for the worldwide celebration that introduced everybody collectively to create stability between humanity and the ocean.
Because the inception of PADI Ladies’s Dive Day, occasions across the occasions across the globe have addressed ties between variety, inclusion and environmentalism – with this yr’s occasion scaled accordingly to the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the phrase, the diving group confirmed their continued dedication to show their ardour into function for the ocean and selected to be a part of the answer.
Listed here are just some of the occasions that invited native PADI Torchbearers™ to have fun the game of diving, with alternatives to hunt journey for all ranges of divers.
1. Raja Ampat: Teaming Up with Native Companies
Meridian Adventure Dive Resort, a PADI 5 Star Dive Middle in Raja Ampat, partnered with Papua Design to hitch forces for a day of group empowerment. They introduced their group of passionate snorkelers and divers out to the Coral Triangle to discover ways to determine the native marine species and methods during which they might help shield them.
“With few vacationers in Raja Ampat it has been nice to be a part of a group program that helps each other and see the abundance of fish life roaming our colourful reefs. We have been excited to share this with our native women and look ahead to doing the identical with the remainder of the world,” says Sean Galleymore, proprietor of Meridian Journey Dive Resort.
2. Grand Cayman: Elevating Cash for a Larger Good
Persevering with the custom of paying it ahead each PADI Ladies’s Dive Day, PADI 5 Star Dive Resort Divetech Grand Cayman celebrated the day via a charity fundraiser, with 100% of the proceeds going on to the Cayman Islands Breast Most cancers Basis. Their objective was to dive one second for every individual recognized with breast most cancers in 2020—totaling 639 hours under the floor. This yr divers abroad additionally took half in by sending in pictures of their dive pc logs so their backside time might be added to the grand complete.
“In addition to celebrating ladies in diving and elevating cash for the Cayman Islands Breast Most cancers Basis, we needed to ship a message to all divers internationally that we're nonetheless right here, we're ready for the borders to re-open and to welcome dive tourism again once more,” says Serena Evans of Divetech Grand Cayman.
three. Switzerland: Educating Native Youth Find out how to Dive
Eager to encourage the subsequent era is a key mission for PADI 5 Star Dive Middle TSK Zürich they usually did simply that this PADI Ladies’s Dive Day! Celebrating the power to plan an occasion as soon as once more, the TSK “Tschiggi Diving” (Women Solely) Scuba Women partnered with ProJuventute—the most important Swiss youth basis—and invited these aged Eight-16 to take part in a free snorkeling or “Attempt a Dive” of their pool.
“We needed to offer hope and present the diving group continues to be lively, rising and right here to distribute pleasure. For us, this can be a probability to offer again to the group and encourage the subsequent era concerning the underwater world and diving,” says Andre Fahrni, proprietor of TSK Zürich.
four. Sweden: New Pals in New Locations
Dive Team, a PADI 5 Star Profession Improvement Middle in Sweden, used their Ladies’s Dive Day occasion to permit divers to seek out new dive buddies. This yr they hit the native Fjords for the celebratory dive, with this being the primary time most of the individuals had ever explored the waters in their very own yard.
“Ladies’s Day is concerning the variety of divers and what higher solution to rejoice than exploring the range of our personal native waters,” says Malin Tiger Dahlström, PADI Course Director of Dive Staff.
5. Russia: A Day on the Lake
Tortuga Dive Club, a PADI 5 Star Dive Middle in St. Petersburg, Russia, continued their annual custom of a day on the lake for Ladies’s Dive Day. Locals joined in on particular underwater quests, a marine particles clean-up competitors and an outside feast.
“This yr has been life-changing for me and our dive middle. It was necessary to share in Ladies’s Dive Day with all of our staff, employees and friends alike, and present the brand new alternatives for ladies in diving,” says Elena Nayda, a PADI Dive Teacher at Tortuga Dive Membership.
6. United Kingdom: Exploring Wrecks off the Coast
PADI 5 Star Dive Middle Dorset Diving took their group of divers out for a day of journey this Ladies’s Dive Day. The group explored a few of the 100 wrecks that lie simply off the Dorset Coast, such because the Fleur De Lys, and loved the native waters that have been teeming with marine life.
“PADI Ladies’s Dive Day is necessary to the entire dive group. We love inviting individuals in and have an incredible group of feminine divers who're very lively in our native space, typically getting collectively all year long for Dive Towards Particles® dives,” says JoJo Southgate, a PADI Divemaster at Dorset Diving.
7. Thailand: A Video Collection for On-line Connection
Black Turtle Dive created a video collection that includes their unimaginable feminine employees members to attach with the group.
Eight. Chile: Coming Collectively to Encourage Others
A number of dive facilities in Chile joined forces to create a video highlighting feminine dive instructors and showcasing how diving modified their lives, with the objective of inspiring different ladies to hunt journey and save the ocean via diving!
9. Colombia: Discovering Stability with Diving and Yoga
20 divers joined Oceano Scuba Dive Center in Taganga, Colombia for a day of stability and bonding! The members loved a day of diving, adopted by a gaggle yoga session and got particular presents to remind them of the significance of exploring and defending the ocean.
The collective effort of the 2021 PADI Ladies’s Dive Day occasion has helped to create stability between humanity and the ocean and exemplified what it means to be a PADI Torchbearer – passing the torch and keenness for the ocean to your area people and past.
For extra alternatives to attach together with your native dive group and make a distinction, go to the PADI Conservation Activities Locator to become involved all yr lengthy.