Written by Candice Landau
PADI Members, do we have some news for you…
Wait for it (but don’t hold your breath!)…
The PADI Women’s Dive Day event calendar is now open to all PADI Members.
Now, for the first time, you can register your Women’s Dive Day event yourself. Although you’re still welcome to, you don’t have to go through your dive shop to register events. Now it’s all in your own hands, and it’s because you asked.
PADI Women’s Dive Day was born of a desire to celebrate the incredible women in scuba diving and help close the unnecessary gender gap that still exists. To dive communities around the world, women are invaluable members. They are strong, nurturing and inclusive, the glue binding many groups. That’s cause for celebration, and a good reason to get many more women involved!
So why not get your own PADI Women’s Dive Day event going? It can be a group dive at a specific location, a Discover Scuba® Diving event, a picnic at the pool or something entirely of your own making, like SurfWalking™.
Last year, some of the great events included:
- A scuba event followed by post-diving treats including a massage and manicure
- Morning tea on the sea event
- A weekend of water sports, picnics and yoga on the beach
- Mermaid parties
- Underwater clean-up events with free gear rental for women
- PADI Specialty courses, like AWARE Shark Conservation
- Free Discover Scuba® Diving sessions
- Dive equipment demos with giveaways and awesome raffles
Here’s how to register your 21 July 2018 PADI Women’s Dive Day event:
- First decide what type of event you’d like to host. The world is your oyster. You can pick one of the ideas we mentioned above or get creative and come up with your own. It’s entirely up to you.
- Register your event. To do this, visit the Host a PADI Women’s Dive Day event page, then fill in the required details including event name, description, contact information, event location and date. This also means your event shows up on the PADI Women’s Dive Day event locator so that people can find it.
- Promote your event. Share it via email, on social media platforms and, of course, through word of mouth. Make sure to tag any of your social media posts with #padiwomen, so that you’re looped into the global conversation surrounding PADI Women’s Dive Day.
- Post an event follow-up. Share photos, videos and a summary of the event (again, don’t forget to tag social posts with #padiwomen and #padiwomensdiveday). It’s a great way to encourage those taking part to stay engaged and to keep diving. Make sure to include links, email and a call-to-action providing a next step. Finally, share your success story and photos with the PADI marketing team.
To register your event, head on over to the all-new Host a PADI Women’s Dive Day event page.