In 2019, PADI® Divers clicked, liked, commented and shared thousands of images, videos and blog articles. Below is a recap of the most popular topics, based upon reactions from 500+ followers on Instagram, nearly 2 million divers on Facebook the 422,000 unique monthly visitors to PADI.com.

The Most Popular Scuba Diving Images and Videos of 2019

Thanks to all the PADI® Divers and Freedivers out there doing it for the ‘gram. We love seeing the pics and videos shared with @paditv. Here are the pics and vids PADI followers ❤️’d and 👏’d the most in 2019.

Coming in at number one and taking the title of our most popular post in 2019, was this adorable baby scuba diver:

 

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The Photogenic Philippines…

Our next top three posts we shared in 2019 were all filmed in The Philippines.

 

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Many of the most popular images and videos were filmed by freedivers. If you’re interested in amazing animal encounters or getting footage like this, find out more about becoming a PADI Freediver™.

 

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Most-Loved Marine Animals

 

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PADI Divers love dolphins, rays and sharks. Some of the most popular images we shared on social media featured sharks and rays, and our most-read blog articles were about dolphins and sharks:

Shark Diving: The 10 Best Sites in the World
18 Things More Dangerous Than Sharks
10 Fascinating Dolphin Facts
The Best Places to Swim and Dive with Dolphins

A Warm Welcome to All the New PADI Divers

Some of our most-clicked articles were about learning to dive. For those of you who became divers this year, welcome to the scuba diver tribe 👋!

The Best Places to Learn to Scuba Dive in 2019
How Do You Say BWRAF?
5 Mistakes New Divers Make
What’s the Difference Between Open Water and Advanced Open Water

Stay Curious….

Here are five popular articles on topics that piqued your curiosity in 2019

A Short History of the Shaka
7 Things You Should Never Do Immediately After Diving
Tips for Preventing Mask Fog
Top 7 Jobs for Scuba Divers
Trending Scuba Destinations for 2019

 

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Do you have a question about diving, freediving, or scuba equipment? Contact an expert at your local PADI Dive Center or Resort. If they’re closed for the day or out diving, you can message us on Facebook.

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