The Inspiring Women Advocating for More Inclusivity in Diving


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PADI divers around the globe proceed to advocate for inclusivity in diving and take motion to guard the ocean, the dive business and their native communities – hope is definitely rising.

Collectively, on 17 July 2021, we celebrated the seventh annual PADI Women’s Dive Day. This occasion has grown into probably the most celebrated day of diving on the planet, reworking lives and opening the door to the underwater world. As soon as once more, the dive group will rally collectively (regionally or nearly) to encourage divers of all genders, ages, races, backgrounds and skills to confidently discover and shield the ocean.

Around the globe #PADIWOMEN work day by day to advocate for – and exemplify – a extra inclusive dive group. From inspiring new generations as their nation’s youngest diver to creating foundations that change perceptions of who is usually a PADI Diver, listed here are just some of the various ladies around the globe who're diving deeper to create stability between humanity and the ocean.  

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Combining Two Likes to Create Stability: Music-Hyun Choi

Music-Hyun Choi has discovered a approach to mix all her passions for the widespread function of encouraging others to expertise the therapeutic advantages of the ocean. Track-Hyun has taken her platform as a profitable Korean actress and used it to encourage others in South Korea to discover ways to dive, selling inclusivity in diving. Music-Hyun discovered methods to dive for a film she was appearing in, and is now a PADI Teacher and AmbassaDiver™ who shares her diving experiences on-line to encourage others in her house nation to discover new locations and be a part of her in defending the ocean.

Offering Hope for the Subsequent Era: Amber Matarage

Displaying you’re by no means too younger to make a distinction, 10-year-old Amber Matarage turned the youngest diver in Sri Lanka in February 2021. With the help of Submarine Diving School, she acquired her PADI Junior Open Water certification, shifting one step nearer to fulfilling her dream of turning into a marine biologist. Amber is displaying different youngsters in her group that any dream can come true, with hers being making a cleaner ocean for others to discover. She is concentrated on preventing marine air pollution in her native space in order that others can dive there with extra coral, extra fish and fewer particles within the ocean.

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Driving Variety in Diving: Dr. Tiara Moore

Dr. Tiara Moore believes that water connects us all and that there's a chance for extra Black individuals to really feel a way of belonging within the marine world. She had typically handled the stereotype that Black individuals can’t swim, till she proved in any other case when she herself turned a licensed PADI Open Water diver with the help of PADI Dive Middle Lake Phoenix. Since then, she has based Black In Marine Science, which began out as being a week-long occasion to spotlight the necessity for extra variety in marine science. However the swell of help for the occasion turned it into a worldwide group that now goals to encourage youthful generations to be a part of the marine world by way of group outreach and scholarship packages. The group additionally makes use of their BIMS TV Youtube Channel to additional present the necessity to shield and save the ocean and the position inclusion performs in engaging in that. Subscribe to their channel at present to take a chew into marine science!

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Altering Lives One Dive at a Time: Cody Unser

In 1999 Cody Unser contracted Transverse Myelitis, which left her paralyzed from the chest down and confined to a wheelchair whereas on land. However she didn’t let that cease her from in search of journey and discovering the liberty scuba diving and the ocean gave her. Now a licensed PADI Superior Open Water Diver, AmbassaDiver and the primary paralyzed lady to be inducted within the Ladies Divers Corridor of Fame, Cody based The Cody Unser First Step Basis. She has partnered with PADI Dive Middle The Scuba Company to introduce extra individuals with disabilities to diving and to show they are often included within the sport as properly, thus selling inclusivity in diving. She additionally organizes dive journeys for adaptive divers by means of Cody’s Nice Scuba Adventures to additional encourage them to hunt journey and save the ocean. Keep tuned for thrilling occasions and actions on the inspiration’s social media websites, FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Making Saving the Ocean Trendy: Michelle Morgan

PADI Teacher and co-founder of sustainable swimwear line SeaMorgens, Michelle Morgan is on a mission to make saving the ocean as inclusive and classy as attainable. Eager to discover a means to offer feminine divers with sustainable, moral and ocean pleasant swimwear, Michelle designs the merchandise herself utilizing ECONYL® regenerated yarn from marine particles like fishing nets. With a dream of rising the enterprise to focus on financially serving to ocean conservation, 5 % of income go towards the Marine Megafauna Basis to help the conservation and analysis of manta rays. Having just lately crushed breast most cancers – which left her with two totally different sized breasts – Michelle insists on modeling her collections to point out that ladies of all totally different sizes and shapes can search journey and save the ocean via scuba diving. To additional help this, Michelle plans to do a worldwide casting name for a physique constructive photoshoot together with her group, and is creating a brand new fighter fish bikini print devoted to others preventing breast most cancers. She can also be beginning a month-to-month publication to remind ladies to get their breasts checked.

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Taking a Grassroots Strategy: Nicky Smedley

PADI Rescue Diver and Divemaster trainee Nicky Smedley is taking a private strategy towards educating these in her group on the significance of defending and saving the ocean. Teaming up with PADI Dive Middle Scuba Dream At Eight Acre Lake, Nicky is concentrated on educating youngsters and non-divers via faculty talks, group land-based cleanup occasions and artwork tasks. Taking a grassroots strategy in educating others, her precedence is to make conservation extra inclusive locally in order that extra individuals can be impressed to become involved in serving to to guard and save the ocean.

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There's hope rising all over the place. PADI want to proceed to amplify tales like these to encourage, excite and speed up restoration by demonstrating the spirit of #PADIPeople around the globe.

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