Conservation

PADI Women’s Day – Dive Against Debris with Us

PADI Women’s Day is Saturday 18 July 2020.

Dive Spirit Mauritius & PADI Women’s Day 2020

All over the world, new and certified divers will gather for the 6th Annual PADI Women’s Day to focus on “shared adventure, community, passion and ocean conservation”.

Our event begins at 9am for certified divers to join us for a Dive Against Debris and to then report our results to Project Aware.

It is free for women and a small fee for others.

We will be going to one of our local dive sites and doing an underwater clean-up followed by documenting our findings for Project Aware.

Space is limited so please book early.

Whatsapp / phone 5719 7082 or 5849 4835 or email divespiritmauritius@gmail.com

Dive Against Debris Specialty Course

For women who are interested, we are also offering the Dive Against Debris specialty course for free on this day. If you would like to be certified, you will need to pay the PADI fee though. This certification also counts toward your Master Scuba Diver qualification.

There is a theory component and then the dive itself.

Please let us know if you would like to participate so we can the materials ready for you.

What is PADI Women’s Day?

The day was started to encourage more women to begin diving. The current participation rate is over 30% and building a female community of divers will help to grow this number.

There has also been an increase in female specific products such as wetsuits and BCDs as more women have become involved in the sport. These products fit better which also encourages more women to continue diving as it’s more comfortable.

Female dive instructor numbers are also increasing which helps to encourage other women into diving too.

We are fortunate to have the only female dive instructor in Trou aux Biches and we hope to have more in the future too.

I can’t join you. Is there something else I can do?

PADI are also hosting some virtual events for those that are unable to come diving.

Check out their Facebook and Instagram pages for 24 hours of PADI Women’s Day posts, videos, live interactions etc. They have also begun posting to PADI.com/women and PADI.com/community about the events. You can also follow them using the hashtags #padiwomen and #padiwomensdiveday

Girls That Scuba

This is an all female Facebook Group that how has over 47,000 members!

Girls that Scuba members range from beginners to very experienced divers, amateur to professional. It’s an incredibly supportive group who are willing to share their knowledge, experiences and recommendations on anything dive related. Members post photos of their dives, ask questions and share their achievements.

They also have their own store now too and offer membership discounts on products and trips from various suppliers.

There are quite a few posts over the day too and they’re active throughout the year, not just on PADI Women’s Day!

What will you be doing to join the fun on the 18th July 2020?

Hopefully we can see you on the day and if not, happy bubbles wherever you are and see you next time!

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