Starting in 2015, annually the dive group comes collectively for Ladies’s Dive Day – an annual occasion that celebrates the contributions and dedication proven by the ladies in diving, and smashes the parable that diving is a “man” sport. A number of the most inspirational individuals in diving are formidable and passionate women who're pillars, leaders, influencers and matriarchs. Their names roll off our tongues as divers – Dr. Sylvia Earle, Bonnie Cardone, Dr. Eugenie Clark, Sharon Kwok Pong, Zale Parry and Valerie Taylor – and that hardly scratches the floor (take a look at the Women Divers Hall of Fame for extra).
You may assume that the pandemic would have muted this yr’s occasion, however the diving spirit is unquenchable. Supported by dive facilities and dive execs, divers turned out in mass for 2020 Women’s Dive Day, demonstrating the power, tenacity and perseverance that ladies convey to our widespread objective of looking for journey and saving the ocean. Clearly, this yr was a bit totally different from years previous – in some locations we met on-line, and in others we acquired collectively sporting face coverings, observing distancing and making use of different protocols. Native divers rallied instead of touring divers in areas that often help dive tourism, together with a fundraiser to fight breast cancer.
However, divers made this necessary annual celebration occur (virtually and in individual, as applicable) in Australia, Bonaire, Curacao, Egypt, Cayman Islands, Thailand, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tanzania, UAE and the United States – simply to call a couple of – to interact the feminine aspect of their native dive communities and give back to the ocean.
Watching PADI Professionals and PADI Divers make this yr’s Ladies’s Dive Day unfold in so many nations and cultures is nothing in need of inspirational. Check out just a few of these uplifting celebrations from all over the world. It’s my privilege to thank everybody who participated in, supported and contributed to creating this yr’s Ladies’s Dive Day as profitable as earlier years – and in methods, extra profitable. Thanks very a lot – like me, I’m positive you’re already wanting ahead to Ladies’s Dive Day 2021.
Search journey. Save the ocean.
President & CEO PADI Worldwide