The next time you complete a PADI certification course (or replace a lost certification card) you can become an ocean hero in one simple step: make a small donation to select the Project AWARE version of your card.What happens next? You get a cool picture card to show off your support and 100 percent of your donation supports Project AWARE ocean initiatives to protect the places you love to dive.
1. Plan an exotic dive vacation with your dive buddy.Looking for an extraordinary dive vacation next year? Join PADI Diving Society on an excursion of a lifetime to Malaysia’s Borneo. Travel into the wilds of Mabul and Sipadan, Borneo from 16 - 24 March 2012 on an expedition through jungles, across rivers and spanning oceans to two very unique islands. Visit www.padi.com/borneo of all of the details.2. Book your spot to join Society Alums on an event like no other.
Technical diving has always seemed a bit out of reach for me — too complicated, too difficult, too risky. But my mind has been seriously changed thanks to PADI’s recent Tec Xplor Days, a series of three events offering divers the chance to sample the latest in tec diving gear and rebreather technology in a safe, controlled — and free — environment.
Many shark species are balancing on the brink of extinction, and the mission of PADI/Project Aware's Big Shark Shout Out is to protect them from overfishing – targeted fisheries, bycatch and finning – before it’s too late.