While celebrations of PADI Women’s Dive Day may have been different for the past few years, the outpouring of community participation and support has been simply inspiring. This year, on July 20th, divers from around the globe will celebrate the 10th annual PADI Women’s Dive Day, a milestone showing how far the diving industry has progressed in the past decade.

Scuba Sarah in Denmark Ammoniakhavnen at Lillebaelt with Kingfish Scuba | Photo: Nicolai Deutsch

Since 2015, nearly 6000 Women’s Dive Day events have taken place across 183 countries, in which divers came together to plant new coral nurseries, perform beach and underwater clean-ups, set a world record for the longest underwater female human chain, fundraise for breast cancer research and local women’s shelters – and, of course, to take their firsts breaths underwater. Over the years, PADI Women’s Dive Day has grown into a worldwide celebration that brings everyone together – not just women. The day fosters a global community that encourages divers of all genders, ages, races, backgrounds and abilities to safely and confidently explore and protect the underwater world. In doing so, the PADI family has changed thousands of lives, expanded the dive community, and made the underwater world more accessible to all.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa – Pro Dive Women’s Dive Day Event

There’s no doubt that each year we have been able to highlight and strengthen our connections to each other and our connections to the ocean. Divers from around the world tune in to 24 hours of Women’s Dive Day posts, videos, stories, and lives across PADI’s social channels each year. Many dive shops around the world also host their own events online and in person, with informative webinars, inspiring fundraisers, and fun happy hours. Thank you to everyone who has participated in this global celebration!

Looking towards the future, 2024 will mark the 10th year of this historic celebration and, as the event has grown to be the largest single day of diving on the planet, we will expand our efforts to mobilize the entire dive community to take action for the ocean! Mark your calendars and invite your friends to join you in protecting the underwater world on July 20th, 2024. If PADI Women’s Dive Day throughout the years has shown us anything, it is that there is a fantastic community of divers to connect with near and far and waters waiting for us to dive into.

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