Back in the 60’s, scuba diving was a predominantly male activity. Since then, there has been an increasing proportion of women joining the sport.
In 2015, PADI created the Women’s Dive Day initiative – a special day to get women together, in the water and involved in diving and the goal is to get as many women as possible, at every level, diving on the same day in order to build awareness and interest for the sport.
This year, we are joining the initiative. So this article goes out to all women and women at heart who are in Cebu on the 16th of July 2016. Save the date! We will be doing two (2) easy shore dives in Kontiki. To put more meaning to the dive, we will also make this a dive against debris – we will be collecting underwater trash in our colorful girly mesh bags which you can take as souvenirs of the event. At the end of the day, we will collect all data regarding the trash we have collected and report it to the Dive Against Debris website to contribute to the collective view on the status of our adopted dive site, Kontiki Marina.
Kindly click here to book the date with us. You can choose to join us for just one dive if your schedule is packed but be sure to drop by and let’s celebrate all the women in diving. Help us document the event by using the following hashtags: #PADIWomen, #PADIWomensDiveDay, #DiveAgainstDebris and #DiveFunaticsJoinsWomensDiveDay.
You may also visit the official PADI page for the Women’s Dive Day.
Kae is the CFO and co-founder of Dive Funatics. She is a Certified Public Accountant by profession, working in various audit firms in the Philippines before trading her office suit for a wetsuit.
She is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, and an EFR Instructor. She has staffed IDCs in Cebu and Bohol numerous times. She is an important member of the Instructor Development Team and she currently runs the internship program of Dive Funatics.