PADI Women’s Dive Day 2016

Val Curtis
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Once upon a time, I was an avid SCUBA diver with over 150 dives in my log book. Interestingly enough, three of the friendships I treasure the most were made at various times through diving. I met my husband on a dive boat and he and I went diving together the day we met (we married 7 years to the date later).

When PADI approached me and asked if we would promote Women’s Dive Day, it was an easy YES!

I won’t lie, it has been 9 years since I have donned a wetsuit, partially because we live in cold waters and also – kids. However, seeing these photos and reading about this event has me feeling homesick for immersion, exploration, appreciation, salt water and sand. Now I am very inspired to find a way to make it happen and I know JUST the three women to contact.


What is Women’s Dive Day you ask? It’s an adventure. A day like no other. A day to share a life experience with current and new friends.


July 16, 2016, marks the second annual PADI Women’s Dive Day. It’s an annual celebration of women in scuba diving and provides special opportunities for more women to enter the sport of scuba diving.


During PADI Women’s Dive Day, PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, dive clubs, and other organizations around the world will offer a variety of dives and events, ranging from first dives to shark dives, beach clean-ups to special speaker engagements, and much more. Some PADI Dive Shops will also offer the opportunity to try scuba diving, for the first time, through the PADI Discover Scuba® Diving program. Others will focus on PADI ReActivate™, which gives lapsed divers the opportunity to refresh their scuba skills, rediscover the sport they love and reactivate their dive certifications!

womens-diving-day2The inaugural 2015 PADI Women’s Dive Day event was an historic day for diving. More than 6,000 divers from 65 countries participated in 335 special events on all seven continents. The PADI photo album on Facebook shows how women (and some with their families) from all over the world enjoyed the 2015 event.

How to Participate

If you would like to participate in PADI Women’s Dive Day, you can find an event near you or get more information at

womens-diving-day3If you’re not yet a PADI-certified diver you can contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to get started or you can explore options in the PADI course catalog.

If you are already a PADI-certified diver who is interested in participating in the 2016 PADI Women’s Dive Day event, please contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to see if they’re hosting an event – and encourage them to get involved, if they’re not already.

You can also visit PADI’s blog  at



Grab your favorite girlfriend and go SCUBA Diving for PADI Women's Diving Day! #sponsored