PADI divers around the world are taking action for the ocean and their local communities – hope is certainly rising. Here are a few examples of inspiring PADI People who are creating positive change amid the pandemic.

PADI Instructor, Martina Alvarez, shared her passion for the ocean with local Panamanians – and in turn changed their lives and inspired them to fall in love with the sea.

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12-year old PADI Junior Open Water Diver, Maddy Molina, has dedicated her time to helping to save our world’s corals for future generations. View her video above. 

PADI People - Dive Against Debris

Divemasters in training at XTC Dive Center in Xcalak, Mexico, complete the Dive Against Debris Specialty Course as part of their training.

Mima has been challenging gender barriers her entire life, and became Timor-Leste’s first female Divemaster with Blue Ventures.

PADI People - COVID Heroes

Emperor Divers in Egypt has launched a ‘COVID Diver Heroes’ initiative that will reward 8 heroes with free liveaboard trips in the Red Sea or Maldives.

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There is hope rising everywhere. We’ll continue to amplify stories like these to inspire, excite and demonstrate the spirit of #PADIPeople around the world. 

Share your own stories about how you are making a difference, and the better days that are possible right now through diving. Simply post descriptions, photos or videos to your social media channels, tagging PADI and #PADIPeople.

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