The Professional Association of Diving Instructors announced this week that the fourth iteration of its annual Women’s Dive Day would take place on July 21st.

From its launch in 2015 with 335 events in 65 countries, Women’s Dive Day has grown to nearly 900 events in 85 countries including dive cruises in Australia and underwater cleanups in Singapore as well as fundraisers for female dive scholarships in the USA and dive excursions with marine biologists in Italy in 2017 alone.

Kristin Valette-Wirth, chief marketing and business development officer for PADI Worldwide, says:

“PADI Women’s Dive Day has quickly become a tradition for PADI Members and recreational divers in every corner of the globe, providing opportunities for inspiration, empowerment, lifelong friendships and stewardship. Moving into the fourth year of the initiative, we’ve continued to close the gender gap among certified divers year over year and, most importantly, birthed a movement of adventure-seeking women fulfilling their quest for exploration.”

For more info, check out the PADI website at or watch the video below.

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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