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PADI Women’s Dive Day Inspires New Divers and Ambassadors for the Oceans



PADI invites divers of every experience level to take part in the third annual PADI Women’s Dive Day on Saturday, July 15. In celebration, PADI Dive Centers and Resorts around the world are hosting up to 700 events in around 71 countries, uniting thousands of divers – both male and female alike – to cultivate a stronger dive community.

Since its inaugural event in 2015, PADI Women’s Dive Day has generated an avenue for fun, exploration and camaraderie by inviting new and experienced divers to participate in events ranging from underwater cleanups and sunset dive cruises to shark dives and travel adventures. Over the past three years, this tradition has succeeded in its efforts to foster a more active and engaged dive community on a number of levels.

While PADI Women’s Dive Day is inherently focused on female divers, an underlying objective of the initiative is to bring more people of every demographic into the sports of scuba and freediving. More certified women divers brings more children, spouses, friends and even more multigenerational families into diving, creating a stronger dive community and more stewards for the oceans.

“As a female dive industry executive, my personal hope is to champion a dive community that empowers and inspires women of all ages – and their loved ones – to become lifetime participates in the sport and lifelong advocates for the oceans,” says Kristin Valette, chief marketing and business development officer, PADI Worldwide. “On the surface, Women’s Dive Day offers an opportunity for women to try out a new hobby, meet other female divers or reconnect with a sport they may have drifted away from. But it also provides a platform to spark a dialogue with women who may have thought diving wasn’t suited for them for a variety of reasons, or who never realized that diving was something that they could do with their whole family.”

Historically, diving was perceived to be a male-centric sport. Through its women in diving initiative, PADI is working to challenge long-standing misconceptions about diving from a perspective to which many women can relate. To this end, PADI is furthering the global celebration of women in diving by hosting a series of blog articles, social posts and videos featuring inspirational testimonials from female PADI Professionals and divers. Their stories speak to the impact that diving has had on their lives while providing an opportunity to address a variety of topics such as equipment needs and health issues that many people, particularly women, are curious about. The unifying message: With proper training, anyone of any age or background can learn to dive and experience the endless opportunities for adventure and discovery that diving offers.

“I think my favorite part of PADI Women’s Dive Day is the camaraderie between all of us. I really feel like I’ve made some friends for life,” says Gemma Smith, PADI AmbassaDiverTM and Master Scuba Diver Trainer. “We’re all here with a common goal – to show how cool and how fun diving is to get more women into this sport that we all love so much.”

For more information on PADI Women’s Dive Day and to find an event near you, visit All are encouraged to take part, meet new dive buddies and dive together in celebration.

Share the excitement and join the community of women divers online through #PADIWOMEN.


WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on (which you can read here), we reported that the Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

  • Enter the country you live in
  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Beuchat and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to When prizes are supplied by third parties, is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 13/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)



How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

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Dive safe, dive often!


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