Win a three night diving retreat for you and three friends on the beautiful Cornish coast

Harness a deeper sense of community with PADI®, plus enter below for your chance to win a diving retreat!

by Psychologies

Do you find yourself yearning for something new? Perhaps, a desire to grow your inner circle and engage in a meaningful community? In a world where we are more connected than ever, rediscovering a sense of belonging in a sea of interest groups and organised meet-ups can be a daunting process.

For those who dream of sandy toes and salty hair, there is a global community ready and waiting to welcome you with open arms wide open.

At 25 million strong and counting, the PADI dive community is the world’s largest diving family. This inclusive tribe of ocean enthusiasts are on a never-ending mission to share their love of diving and the deep blue sea with those around them.

If you feel drawn to a lifetime of adventure and discovery, consider taking the plunge and learning to dive. Your PADI certification will open your eyes to a whole new world beneath the surface and a kind-hearted, international community.

Building deeper connections

With over 6,500 local PADI Dive Centres and Resorts across the world, it’s no strange feat to meet divers from different cultures and all walks of life, each with their own reason for being part of the PADI dive community.

When you become a PADI diver, be prepared to connect with your fellow mermaids (and mermen!) on a deeper level. You'll learn to lean on each other for encouragement and support in your personal and professional endeavours.

As Laura Walton, Clinical Psychologist and PADI Instructor writes in her PADI blog post about how diving motivates healthy living, "Social contact and friendship are significantly correlated with emotional wellbeing and mental capability.  In scuba diving, we meet people and build relationships with our buddies, sometimes for life!"

As you journey together into the world of diving, feel confident in expanding your boundaries beyond what you dream is possible. Quite soon, you'll find yourself immersed in group diving expeditions that will take you across the open seas to new and exciting places.

A global force for good

The PADI community is dedicated to being best in, and for, the world. Its members are bound together by their shared passion, vision and voice. 

People and community, one of PADI's four pillars of change, is paramount to making sure diving benefits the environment and those around us.

Divers represent a minority of people with a unique ability to see first-hand how the ocean is caving under the pressure of human interference, such as the aftermath of single-use plastics. For those who care deeply for our planet and are looking to get back in touch with nature – you may have found your tribe.

Sometimes, it takes the courage to dive into the unknown to rediscover your sense of belonging.

Start your PADI journey by visiting dive.padi.com/community and finding a dive centre near you.


Valued at over £3,000, the prize includes:

St Michaels Resort

Overlooking Blue Flag Gyllyngvase beach, St Michaels Resort, Falmouth, relaunched in 2018 following a multi-million-pound redevelopment and now features a world-class spa, state-of-the-art health club, award-winning dining and 84 Cornish chic bedrooms.


Cornish Diving Centre

Cornish Diving is one of the longest established and leading dive centres in the UK, where we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service. We are one of the most active PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centres specialising in small group tuition, using the very latest teaching techniques and the most up to date equipment. We are passionate about promoting the amazing underwater world in the UK and especially Cornwall. Learn to dive today and discover a whole new world.

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, enter your details below by midnight on 13th May 2019.

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