Excitement reigns as preparations are underway for PADI Women’s Dive Day 2016, PADI’s second annual celebration of women in diving, taking place on 16 July 2016. This event recognize women’s contributions to diving throughout history and provides special opportunities for more women to enter the sport of diving today.
The groundwork was laid last year when divers from all over the world came together to celebrate PADI’s first Women’s Dive Day – and made history in the process! The occasion brought together more than 6,000 divers from 65 countries on all seven continents – all participating in more than 335 special events. Now, plans are underway to do it all again this year on 16 July 2016 – so don’t miss out on one of the most exciting events of the year!
Although diving is sometimes erroneously perceived as a “man’s sport”, PADI history is full of female dive icons and legends who paved the way for today’s divers of both genders, with many of those icons participating in last year’s events. For example, shark expert and PADI Course Director Cristina Zenato, who developed the PADI Caribbean Reef Shark Awareness Distinctive Specialty course and started a campaign that resulted in the complete protection for all shark species in the Bahamas, participated by offering a special shark dive for certified women divers and a special Discover Scuba Diving day for women to give them the opportunity to try scuba diving.
So What Do We Have Planned
This year one of our keen and ultra-experienced Female divers, is planning a morning of exciting diving in the wellington area, as usual the weather will decide as to exactly where you will be going, once the diving has finished, the plan is to meet back at New Zealand Sea Adventures for an afternoon BBQ, wine, food and any other delicacies you would like to bring along. We are also promoting the idea of bringing a non-diving friend along for the afternoon portion of the day where they can see what we do in our secret lives of diving and if they wish even get in the pool for a Discover Scuba Diving experience. For more details please contact us at http://www.scubadiving.co.nz alternatively give us a call on +64 04 233 8238 and we will be happy to have a chat about the day and what you can expect.
We look forward to seeing you above (and Below) the water soon!!