Monday, May 27, 2024

PADI Issues Call To Action For 10th Women’s Dive Day


PADI has issued a call to action to all its members for the 10th annual International Women’s Dive Day.

This year, the event will take place across the globe on July 20, 2024, and PADI is urging all its members to organize and create events to celebrate and explore our oceans.

Over the years, the recognition and focus on women have been paying dividends in terms of participation. Before the event’s inception, 35% of PADI certifications were female. Since then this has grown, and now female certifications comprise 40% of the yearly total.

Commenting on the event, PADI Worldwide Senior Director of Environment + Sustainability Katie Thompson said:

“Ten years ago, PADI Women’s Dive Day began as a simple idea – encourage more women to go scuba diving. For over a decade now, passionate PADI dive operators across the globe have collectively planned memorable educational and inspiring events that change lives and positively impact dive communities. Women’s Dive Day has been a catalyst to break down barriers and empower divers of all genders, ages, races, backgrounds, and abilities to believe they too can explore and protect the ocean. This event has grown into the most celebrated day of diving on the planet, transforming lives and empowering more people to seek adventure and save the ocean together. As a result, we are now seeing PADI certification growth for females outpace that of males.”

You can register for an event here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for