PADI Inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame

The industry leader in diver training, PADI joins the ranks of the most honored game-changers in the diving world as a 2017 inductee into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF), founded in 2000 by the Ministry of Tourism of the Cayman Islands. The induction ceremony for PADI and fellow inductees was hosted at the Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort on 29 September 2017.

Honored as an “ISDHF Pioneer,” PADI set the foundation for standardized scuba training programs. As the world’s largest scuba diving training organization, PADI makes diving accessible globally by having training materials available in multiple languages for courses offered by more than 133,000 dive professionals and 6,400 dive centers and resorts spread across 186 countries.

In addition to diver education, PADI puts a strong focus on conservation, community, underwater adventure and exploration. PADI is committed to building a robust force of ocean ambassadors to protect marine life and take action for the ocean planet through its Four Pillars of Change.

At the helm of the PADI Worldwide Executive Team, President and CEO Dr. Drew Richardson says, “PADI’s mission is to be a force for good – to be the best in and for the world. By empowering divers and engaging them more effectively at the local level globally, global change is inevitable.”

PADI and its long-standing conservation partner, Project AWARE®, continue to expand their mission to protect the health of our planet. “With every diver certification issued, PADI creates a growing number of ocean advocates to help defend and preserve the marine environment for generations to come,” says Richardson. “On behalf of the entire PADI organization, we’re honored to have our work and continuing efforts recognized by the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.”


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Founded in 1966, PADI® (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) is the world’s largest recreational diver training organization. There are more than 133,000 PADI Professionals dedicated to introducing new divers to the thrill of scuba diving and enhancing the skills of experienced divers through more than 6,400 PADI Dive Centers and Resorts worldwide. Dedicating more resources to diver acquisition and retention than any other training organization in the industry, PADI issues nearly one million certifications each year, making underwater exploration and adventure accessible to the public while maintaining the highest industry standards for diver training and customer service. In doing so, PADI has created a growing number of ocean ambassadors to help defend and preserve the marine environment, and will continue to bring the conversation to the forefront to inspire action for generations to come. For more information, visit

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