Celebrating PADI Women’s Dive Day

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19 July, 2019 371 Views

Celebrating PADI Women’s Dive Day with our team 

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One day a year, PADI Women’s Dive Day aims to hold a celebration for women divers across the globe. On July 20th, PADI dive centers and resorts will host thousands of divers at hundreds of events around the world, in order to encourage divers of all genders, age and experience to explore the underwater world. PADI first launched the first PADI Women Dive Day in 2015 and since then divers from over 100 countries participate in the festivities.

To celebrate our women divers, we want to introduce you to our female team members based in our 14 worldwide destinations. We had a quick chat with some of the ladies you might meet on board about their favourite diving experiences.

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A few of the team

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Get to know the team

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Name: Laura

Job: S/Y Indo Siren Cruise Director

Years Diving: 12 years

What is your favourite fish/critter?

Nothing is more beautiful than a manta ray swimming against the current, feeding, looping, barrel rolling, and playing. But I do love the occasional eagle ray darting across the landscape.

What was your most epic dive?

Definitely in Komodo, Indonesia in 2018.  We had the perfect current. Not only were they manta rays countless, but we had sharks, turtles and every kind of fish imaginable.

What is your dream destination and why?

The Galapagos… just to dive with the iguanas.

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Name: Carmen

Job: M/V Solomon PNG Master Cruise Director

Years Diving: 14 years

What made you start diving?

I started diving because of all the amazing stories I heard from my diver friends.

What was your most epic dive?

Discovering a B24 Liberator on the north coast of Choiseul Island in the Solomon Islands. The feeling of discovering a new wreck while applying certain search patterns makes it for an epic and thrilling dive.

What is your dream destination and why?

Antarctica because of the huge diversity of species unique to the region.

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Name: Ellie

Job: Tech Dive Guide in the Red Sea

Years Diving: 5 years

What was your most epic dive?

A 2 hour night dive on the Thistlegorm where myself and three others had the whole wreck to ourselves back in 2018. We did full penetration from stern to bow, up through all the decks and through all the tight squeezes we could find.

What is your dream destination and why?

Definitely Truk Lagoon in Micronesia, as it is a tech divers paradise.

What is your favourite critter?

Probably an Octopus. I love how majestically they move underwater.

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Name: Shaz

Job: M/V Solomons PNG Destination Manager

Years Diving: 30 years

What made you start diving?

A lucky accident! I did a Discover Scuba Diving session on a resort holiday and loved it! When I came home, it was straight to the local dive shop to sign up for lessons and the rest is history..

What is your favourite critter?
How to choose? Recently, I have really gotten interested in the corals – they are the building blocks of the reef.

What was your most epic dive?
Teaching a Discover Scuba dive to the legendary Peter Frampton! He held my hand while I hummed his songs. Also, almost every dive with Carmen onboard the M/V Solomons PNG Master is amazing, she knows every name of every fish and nudibranch in the sea.

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Name: Trisha

Job: Engineering Operations Support Team in Phuket

Years Diving: 22 years

What is your favourite critter?

I absolutely love octopuses and how they are truly amazing creatures with their colour and texture changes for camouflage. Their adaptability and ability to learn doing things like opening jars, they can squeeze through anything as small as their beak and can also regrow lost limbs. They are incredible. 

What was your most epic dive?

All my dives have been epic, whether it has been off a luxury liveaboard in Egypt, Sri Lanka or Thailand or spending weeks at sea circumnavigating islands such as Jamaica and Sri Lanka. Even just grabbing some tanks, throwing our gear in the car and just seeing were we end up, sometime a lake, beach or even a hole in the ground they have all been epic. Each time I dive I remember how fortunate I am to see a part of our planet that less than 6 million people have ever done. 

What is your dream destination and why?

I would like to visit the Galapagos islands because of the unique wildlife both on land and in the sea as well as the beautiful variety of different flora and fauna.

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Why not come aboard and meet some of our female team? We have 14 paradise destinations to choose from worldwide. Dive into your next adventure today.

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