What is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center?
PADI explains that “PADI Five Star Dive Centers are progressive dive shops that provide a full range of PADI scuba diving education programs, equipment selection and experience opportunities, while encouraging aquatic environmental responsibility. These businesses excel in providing quality services to divers, present a professional image and actively promote the benefits of recreational scuba diving, snorkeling, dive travel, and environmental protection. PADI Five Star Dive Centers embrace the PADI System of diver education and offer regular continuing education programs to ensure divers have the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge. These dive businesses are active in the community and are committed to providing customer satisfaction along with great dive experiences.”
What does this mean for us?
This is huge news! It will enable us to expand our platform and extend our mission to a greater audience. Allowing us to keep pushing to change diving from a service-based tourism industry to a conservation- based ecotourism industry with our educational opportunities, citizen-science expeditions, and conservation projects. Divers of all levels, from beginner to technical, can get certified with a team of experienced ninja instructors with PADI’s comprehensive dive curriculum in the place that Jacques Cousteau himself nicknamed “The World’s Aquarium.” Come and check out the ninja difference from our work with local researchers, plant-based lunches prepared by local chefs, and plastic-free alternatives along with our Project Aware conservation courses and Dive Against Debris community events. What better place to get involved and become an ambassador for the ocean than the place that inspired Dive Ninja Expeditions in the first place?