Santa Margarita, CA – January 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / Committed
to motivating new and experienced divers to explore the underwater world,
PADI® (Professional Association
of Diving Instructors®) launches PADI
Travel™, the ultimate travel resource for divers and adventurers alike.
Travel has always been intrinsically linked to diving, and PADI’s new global
travel platform invigorates this connection by offering hundreds of dive
holidays around the world. As part of the PADI organization’s mission to
be the best in and for the world, PADI Travel inspires users to venture
to the world’s most sought-after dive regions, become more active in the
sport of diving and, ultimately, more energized to take care of the oceans.
Travel hosts one of the largest online selections of liveaboards and dive
destinations in the market, also offering eco-travel options for travelers
to share in life-changing vacations that can truly affect ocean conservation.
Additionally, users can easily tap into recommendations on top dive sites,
activities and best times to travel to dive destinations. Travelers can
find planning information for more than 300 dive locations around the world,
looking for inspiration on where to plan their next trip, PADI Travel provides
top scuba diving vacation ideas and even a dive destination “wizard”|–|considering
everything from desired animal sightings to travel dates and preferred
weather conditions, travelers can find the ideal trip to meet their needs
and wish list.
From the spectacular coral reefs of Bali and Sulawesi, to the colors of
Raja Ampat, these exotic islands are a bucket-list destination for any
traveler looking to explore incredible scenery, marine life and culture.
Hosting a greater variety of marine life than anywhere else on Earth, from
tiny pygmy seahorses to magnificent manta rays, Indonesia is a highlight
for any passionate diver.
of tiny, remote islands make the Maldives a premier destination for adventure
seekers. With a welcoming culture and some of the finest liveaboard dive
boats and luxury resorts on the planet, a dive holiday in the Maldives
makes for an unforgettable experience.
from the Bahamas to Panama, the Caribbean is home to hundreds of islands,
each with a special charm, and some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines.
Divers can enjoy an abundance of wrecks, coral reefs, sheer walls, gentle
drop-offs and fabulous pinnacles.
more than half a century, PADI has been committed to education, exploration,
community and conservation. With the new PADI Travel, we are building on
this dedication to offer a complete ecosystem for divers to discover more
of the world,” says Drew Richardson, president and CEO, PADI Worldwide.
“We are thrilled to expand our travel offering to provide top-notch services
to divers in every corner of the globe. We anticipate the platform will
only continue to grow and flourish as a key resource for divers and travelers
Travel uniquely combines best-in-class online booking with truly personalized
advice, delivered by a global team of dive travel experts. Fulfilling its
vision of enabling dive travel through a sophisticated digital experience,
PADI Travel offers users the opportunity to research, compare and book
dive vacations anywhere in the world, and with access to customer support
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
more information on PADI Travel, visit travel.PADI.com.
PADI – The Way the World Learns to Dive®
(Professional Association of Diving Instructors®)
is the world’s largest recreational diver training organization with nearly
6,500 dive centers and resorts and more than 135,000 professional members
worldwide. Since 1966, PADI has remained dedicated to introducing new divers
to the thrill of scuba diving and enhancing the skills of experienced divers.
Issuing nearly one million certifications each year, PADI makes underwater
exploration and adventure accessible to the public while maintaining the
highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service.
Committed to ocean conservation, with every diver certification issued
PADI also creates a growing number of ocean ambassadors to help defend
and preserve the marine environment for generations to come. For more information,
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