In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are excited to announce that PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017 will officially be held on July 15th! Women’s Dive Day is an initiative aimed at closing the unnecessary gender gap that currently exists within the diving community. We invite women from all over the world to dive with us at their PADI dive shop and share their experience with friends and family.
We asked PADI AmbassaDiver Rocio Gajon what she believes makes Women’s Dive Day special:
“Women have been pillars of communication and development. Since the beginning of time, women have been in charge of passing knowledge to our young, and keep families and groups together. Women in diving are essential, we are strong, nurturing, and inclusive. We are the glue to society. PADI Women’s Dive Day is Society Dive Day.”
We also asked Rocio Gajon what she looks forward to most:
“Learning from other women and hopefully teaching someone something new. It’s all about sharing!”
Women’s Dive Day also recognizes women’s contributions to diving throughout history like legendary oceanographer, explorer, and Mission Blue founder, Sylvia Earle:
Thanks to the thousands of inspiring participants last year, Women’s Dive Day events nearly doubled from our inaugural celebration, and we look forward to maintaining that momentum into 2017.
So invite a friend and join us for a day that celebrates YOU and the incredible women in your life. Visit the Women’s Dive Day page for more information and to find events near you.
The article was originally published by PADI.com