2020 was a time for all of us to pause, mirror, and concentrate on what is actually necessary in addition to what makes us wholesome and pleased. Now, greater than ever earlier than, we see how very important it's for individuals to attach with nature – for each their bodily and psychological wellbeing. Divers around the globe have developed a fair larger private connection to the ocean, bringing about additional inspiration to guard what they love. As we mirror on the yr previous, and start a brand new yr, we now have the chance to proceed to concentrate on these constructive results of the pandemic in addition to our shared ardour for journey, group, and the ocean.
There’s Nonetheless Time to Save the Ocean
All through 2020, it turned clearer than ever that we will, and should, save the ocean now. For a time, the decline in ocean transport because of the pandemic created a quieter ocean – offering the underwater world a a lot wanted break and probability for restoration. Resurgence on the earth’s marine ecosystems gave us tangible proof that therapeutic is feasible and conservation efforts do matter, giving individuals around the globe hope for a brighter future.
PADI engaged with hundreds of thousands of divers and ocean fanatics around the globe, discovering artistic methods to take motion for the ocean within the digital area. On World’s Ocean Day, PADI introduced the creation of the brand new Torchbearer Group, designed to unite PADI Divers and ocean lovers within the motion for ocean safety. As we start this new yr, we invite you to:
Use Time at House to Hone a New Talent
With most individuals spending extra time at house than ever earlier than, hundreds of divers (and soon-to-be divers) took the chance to proceed (or start) their diving schooling in 2020 and use these new expertise to discover native dive spots. Taking time to concentrate on your self and your reference to nature, whereas studying an epic new talent is one thing we will all see worth in as we enter the brand new yr.
With PADI eLearning, divers can first full the web portion of the course at their very own tempo by means of our easy-to-use interactive program. Then, divers can join at any time with a PADI Dive Middle or Resort to finish their in-water coaching. With the added flexibility that eLearning provides, PADI’s big selection of programs will certainly let you search journey in 2021. As we start the brand new yr, we invite you to:
- Take a look at PADI’s eLearning Courses – on-line scuba coaching at it’s best!
- Put no matter new diving expertise you may need discovered in 2020 into motion by exploring your personal yard.
PADI Adventures – Making #DiveLocal Attainable
For the worldwide dive group, 2020 was undoubtedly the yr of discovering native dive websites. Hundreds of divers around the globe downloaded our easy-to-use app to find unimaginable dives close to them.
Because it did in 2020, PADI Adventures will proceed to make reserving dives simpler than ever. This app has the whole lot it's worthwhile to get diving in your native space in 2021. Whether or not you’re trying to begin a brand new pastime, to do a enjoyable dive with your loved ones, or earn a brand new PADI certification, discovering and reserving underwater adventures has by no means been simpler – PADI Adventures is actually the last word native diving app. As we start this new yr, we invite you to:
Buying Small Companies Brings Huge Modifications
COVID has modified the best way we store – in a great way. Final yr, we discovered the significance of supporting our group – from neighbors and people much less lucky, to small, native entrepreneurs. In reality, some retail research confirmed 80% of consumers most popular supporting native companies. And divers are not any exception!
The PADI group is comprised of locally-owned dive outlets across the globe. So, it’s solely pure that PADI Gear has also become a platform for divers turned entrepreneurs who adopted their ardour to create merchandise that water lovers want, that additionally create constructive change for the ocean. We noticed you help the native entrepreneurs behind our face masks, rash guards, towels, luggage and lots of different merchandise, so we’re persevering with to broaden and develop that community. As a result of, now greater than ever, our small enterprise house owners will not be simply an inspiration, however catalysts of much-needed change.
For those who’re in search of an ocean-first market in 2021, look no additional than PADI Gear – bringing eco-conscious choices to those who love to hunt journey and save the ocean. Collectively, by empowering these small change-makers, we're making their – and our – massive goals for wholesome oceans a actuality.
Keep Related to the Underwater World by means of Digital & Print Content material
All through 2020, many individuals weren’t capable of go diving, and whereas many did go diving of their native space, the overwhelming majority didn’t journey to dive. Many divers turned to digital (and print!) content material to maintain diving and the underwater world prime of thoughts – maintaining their dive vacation spot goals alive.
Scuba Diving Journal – the official publication of PADI Membership – delivers breathtaking underwater imagery, skilled dive coaching ideas, the newest gear evaluations, and dive journey info (plus early entry to premium digital content material). PADI Membership members obtain a one-year subscription to Scuba Diving Journal, a free PADI ReActivate on-line refresher, and 20% off 18 PADI eLearning programs. As we start this new yr, we invite you to:
Whereas 2020 definitely introduced many challenges, it additionally strengthened our reference to nature and diving. We hope you’ll be a part of us in reflecting on a number of the constructive learnings from the previous yr, and taking them into the brand new yr.
2021 is wanting like a yr filled with alternatives – a time for our international group of PADI divers and ocean-lovers to proceed to hitch collectively. We look forward to seeking adventure and saving the ocean with you in 2021. From all of us at PADI, we want you a cheerful and wholesome New Yr!