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Plans for PADI Women’s Dive Day 2019 Announced



PADI® has announced plans for PADI Women’s Dive Day 2019, the largest single day of organized diving, on Saturday, 20 July. For the fifth consecutive year, PADI Dive Centers and Resorts will host thousands of divers for a global celebration of shared adventure and passion for the ocean at hundreds of events around the world.

Committed to fostering a global community that encourages divers of all genders, ages and experience levels to safely and confidently explore the underwater world, PADI launched the first PADI Women’s Dive Day in 2015. Growing year over year, PADI Women’s Dive Day swelled to more than 1,000 events in 104 countries in 2018, further strengthening female participation in scuba diving worldwide.

It has become evident the positive influence of these events extends beyond gender. Since the inception of PADI Women’s Dive Day five years ago, events around the globe have taken on conservation and community-minded causes at their core, giving divers the opportunity to take action, give back and be a force for good both above and below the surface.

A few examples from last year’s events include:

  • Fifth Point Diving Centre in England transformed the one-day celebration into a weeklong event filled with education programs like fundamentals of underwater photography and the Project AWARE® Dive Against Debris® Specialty course, as well as snorkeling and diving excursions. The week culminated with a Dive Against Debris on PADI Women’s Dive Day.
  • The Perry Institute for Marine Science collaborated with Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas to teach the PADI Reef Rescue Diver Distinctive Specialty course. The course teaches about corals, the threats they face and what can be done to assist their recovery including the practice of establishing coral nurseries. Divers participated in two dives learning how to maintain coral trees and how to plant their own coral with personalized tags so they can monitor them over the coming months.
  • In honor of PADI Women’s Dive Day and progressive changes being made in their society, women in Saudi Arabia drove themselves, for the first time in their lives, to do a night dive.
  • Blue Corner Dive in Bali supported the local community by offering two free professional-development internships to local Indonesian women. The female-led mentorship program took them from PADI Open Water Diver to PADI Divemaster.

This year, PADI Dive Centers and Resorts across the globe will again host dive events to build a strong community that encourages people – male and female alike – to discover (or rediscover!) their love of diving and become active stewards for our oceans.

PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, plan your PADI Women’s Dive Day event and register it now on the PADI Pros’ Site registration page.

Interested in taking part in PADI Women’s Dive Day 2019? Contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort or visit to learn more (additional information coming soon).



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.

  • The following fields are optional, however if you fill them in it will help us to determine what prizes to source in the future.

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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.

Yes, this link is an affiliate link. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Dive safe, dive often!


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