Did you know that members of PADI Club™ get exclusive access to multiple dive trips around the world each year? PADI Club dive trips are perfect for scuba divers who want to:

  • Explore the world 
  • Make new friends
  • Save money

In general, scuba diving group trips cost less than booking a dive vacation on your own. The same is true for PADI Club dive trips. These scuba vacation packages include multiple dives per day, lodging and some meals. You’ll also get a welcome bag of goodies and have the chance to win dive gear and other great prizes on most trips. 

PADI Club events also include guest speakers. You could learn underwater imaging from a pro, chat with a renowned marine biologist, test dive new scuba equipment or meet a journalist who’s been diving in all seven seas.

Because it’s a PADI trip, divers of all experience levels are welcome. In addition to checking a world-famous diving destination off your list, you can relax knowing the dive crew is top-notch, and PADI staff are available to answer any questions you may have.

Here’s what one diver had to say about the PADI Club dive trip to the Florida Keys:

I had an absolutely amazing time. I had never gone on an all-inclusive dive trip before, and it would not be a stretch to say that it changed me as a person. It was such a peaceful, tranquil, stress-free adventure. Everything was taken care of. The only decision I had to make was what to eat for the day. I will do this again and again. It totally exceeded my expectations. I hope to bring my newly-certified daughter (age 12) on the next trip with me.” — Stephen, PADI Divemaster

What to Expect on a PADI Club Trip

A PADI Club dive trip is similar to other dive resort stays you’ve likely enjoyed in the past, except you’ll be sharing the trip with other enthusiastic PADI Club members. Here’s what most trips feature:

  • Guided dives from a PADI Dive Center or Resort
  • Topside adventures
  • A welcome bag (previous trips have included a dry bag stuffed with goodies from sponsors, such as DAN and Reef Smart)
  • Giveaways from equipment manufacturers, such as Aqua Lung, Scubapro, Tektite, Spare Air and Blu3 
  • Ocean conservation activities 
  • Complimentary cocktail parties and farewell dinner
  • Guest speakers

A Typical Day on a PADI Dive Trip

Ever heard that liveaboard diving is all “dive, eat, sleep, repeat”. PADI Club dive trips are similar but with the extra excitement of giveaways and guest speakers. While each dive trip is unique and doesn’t follow the exact same schedule, a typical day on a PADI Club trip might look like this:

  • Wake up at the dive resort
  • Coffee/tea and a light breakfast
  • Morning two-tank boat dive
  • Lunch at the resort or on the boat
  • Afternoon two-tank dive
  • Prize giveaways and guest speakers 
  • Dinner with the group or on your own

FAQs about PADI Club Trips

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about PADI Club dive trips alongside their answers.

What does a PADI Club trip include?

Each trip is unique and tailored to the destination, so it’s best to check the individual trip listing for exacts. However, most trips include:

1. Multiple days of diving (typically 3+ dives/day)
2. Hotel lodging
3. Some meals
— and more!

I haven’t been on a scuba diving group trip before. Will I like it?

If you’re a social person who likes meeting new people, you’ll probably enjoy a PADI Club trip. Also, you’re not expected to go on every dive or attend every social function. Most guests take time to relax and recharge in their room every day.

Do I need a dive buddy?

Nope. If you’re traveling solo, we’ll help you find a dive buddy with a similar diving style or experience level. Read one diver’s experience from the PADI Club trip to Belize.

How much diving experience do I need?

PADI Club trips are for divers of all ages and experience levels. A recent trip included guests ranging from 27 to 70 years old.

Whether you’re a beginner diver looking for your first holiday or an old salt, you’re welcome on a PADI Club trip. Here’s a quote from an Open Water Diver who attended our Florida Keys trip:

I learned a lot – not just from the guides, but also from very experienced people that come as guests. — Rui , newly-certified diver

What if I haven’t been scuba diving in a while?

PADI Club membership includes a free online PADI ReActivate® scuba refresher program. You can refresh your knowledge online for free, then book in-water practice time with a PADI Instructor.

Other PADI Club benefits include:

1. 20% off most PADI eLearning courses
2. PADI Gear discounts
3. A free PADI eCard
and much more!

Upcoming PADI Club Trips

We always have a PADI Club trip on the horizon. Read on for upcoming destinations and check back regularly for updates.

Hawai’i, June 2024

Throw a shaka to a sea turtle and wave “aloha” to a manta ray on the big island of Hawai’i. Join other Club members for a seven-day diving adventure 22-29 June 2024. 

A sea turtle in Hawaii

This scuba vacation package includes: 

La Paz, Mexico, Autumn 2024

We’re planning a trip to La Paz, Mexico in late October or November 2024. La Paz is one of the best places in the world to swim with whale sharks and November is peak season. There’s also a chance of seeing whales, dolphins, sea turtles, eagle rays or mobula rays.

a whale shark swims just below the surface of the water

If seeing a whale shark in the wild is on your bucket list, don’t miss out on this experience! Stay tuned for more details soon.

PADI Club trips are exclusively available to PADI Club members, and the are the first to know when new trips are announced. In addition to the additional benefits of PADI Club discussed above, PADI Club dive trips are one of the best benefits available to members. Click the button below to learn more about joining PADI Club.

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