Choose a green dive centre. Dive or go pro with a centre that’s doing more to protect the ocean.

The PADI Dive Shop Locator

Who: PADI Dive Centres and Resorts

About: Some dive centres do more to protect the ocean than others. The PADI Dive Shop Locator makes it easy to find the dive centres who go the extra mile and have been awarded green credentials. Filter on:

  • PADI Green Star Award: The Green Star Award identifies dive businesses that care about the environment and are acting to protect it. This includes water conservation, energy use, environmentally friendly transportation practices, use of sustainable materials, conservation leadership and a donation to conservation through Project AWARE.
  • 100% AWARE: PADI started Project AWARE in 1989, a global nonprofit organisation dedicated to protecting the ocean. 100% Project AWARE Dive operators are committed to engaging divers in education and conservation efforts, and ensure all their student divers receive the Project AWARE version of the PADI certification card. All donations received support ocean protection efforts and actions worldwide

Green Diving

Dive Training: Most PADI operators provide a range of scuba diving, freediving, cave and technical training courses from beginners to pro. Choose to train with a green dive centre and do your bit to help the ocean.

Green Go Pro: Search for a PADI Divemaster course with a green dive centre, or join a marine conservation Divemaster or IDC internship. Find out more.

Project AWARE Specialities: Learn about what you’re seeing under the water with a environmental scuba diving speciality:

  • Coral Reef Conservation Diver
  • Fish Identification
  • Dive Against Debris
  • Project AWARE specialist and more…

Distinctive Specialities: Fancy learning more about a specific marine creature? Distinctive specialities are available at specific centres that focus on the marine wildlife they are helping to conserve, for example:

  • Sea Turtle Awareness
  • Shark Conservation

Volunteer in marine conservation: Scuba divers form a vital part of some ocean conservation projects. Find out more.



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