Blue View Divers Celebrate PADI Women’s Dive Day!
By Panda Hassoldt
Our ‘PADI Women’s Dive event 2016’ Blue View Divers have invited local Thais, both women and men, to join us for a try dive. After all, diving is for everyone!
So if you want a fun new adventure, and maybe a chance to continue your experience further, meet us at Blue View Divers’ this Saturday, 16th July at 9am – 11am.
Bring your cameras. Selfies encouraged. Brag about your day because you are about be given the chance to become a PADI Diver!
Blue View Ladies
Blue View Divers love scuba diving and want to get more women involved in this once male dominated sport. Don’t get us wrong; we love guy divers too! At Blue View Divers, we work as a team of PADI professionals; and we don’t leave the heavy lifting to the guys either! Our female Instructors and Divemasters lift tanks, haul gear, service our equipment and do our bit for the local environment, EVERY DAY! #teamPADI
PADI Women’s Dive Event
PADI conceived the idea of ‘Women Dive Day’ to celebrate the contributions that women have made to the sport. Who doesn’t love a reason to celebrate? This year we celebrate PADI’s 50th birthday and the second annual ‘Women’s Dive Event’. Right on dive world… right on! The rad chicks of the past, present, and future contribute to every diver around the world.
Blue View Divers’ ‘Thai Internship Program’ 2006 – present
Blue View Divers love sharing their passion of diving with our local Thais, by offering free diving courses and try dives! We want to give the opportunity to continue to the next level if they love it as much as we do! We want to see more locals become professional divers. Start in the pool, and who knows, you might even become our third PADI professional Thai Divemaster!
This Saturday 16th July, Blue View Divers is stoked to offer the opportunity to Thai women on the island of Koh Phi Phi an opportunity to try diving. To instantly become a super hero with the ultimate gift to breathe under water and see things that are well, in a simple terms… FREAKIN’ SWEET! .
You may take a selfie on the beach and get a few hits, but take a picture of a turtle and you’re destined to enter super stardom. The Ocean is a beast we will never understand yet it welcomes us in with open arms and allows us to explore. We need to respect her and the infinite beauty that is her own. Blue View is all about Mama Ocean and works hard to keep her healthy.
I have met incredible women who have dedicated their lives to the sport and improving the oceans. Their works will not go un-noticed to divers 100 years from now. Our goal at Blue View is to share the love. Hand it out. One try dive at a time. One puff of the good stuff from that regulator and you’re just straight up addicted.
Some amazing women in diving I would like to mention……………
Women Divers Hall of Fame to Welcome
Six New Members in 2016
• Patti Kirk Gross – Florida
Marine Conservation Educator, Ocean Advocate, Coral Ambassador
• Laura James – Washington
Environmental Advocate, Filmmaker, Public Speaker
• Dawn Kernagis – Florida
Diving Biomedical Researcher, Educational Outreach Advocate, Cave/Technical Diver
• Chantelle Newman – Great Britain
Educator, Publisher, Public Speaker
• Ruth Petzold – Florida
Photographer, Conservationist, Public Speaker
• Cody Unser – New Mexico
Disability Awareness Advocate, Adaptive Scuba Medical Crusader,
There is an A-Z roster of great women who have done some pretty incredible things in the diving world; from shark loving chicks to the trash haters who help protect our Oceans. Who says hatin’ is always bad?!
If You have been following our Facebook page, Blue View Divers has been celebrating ‘Lady of the Day’ each day in the run up to ‘Women’s Dive Day’ Just in case you missed our ‘Lady Diver’s of Blue View Past and Present’, click below to learn about these cool ladies!
Panda Hassoldt (me!) – Blue Norris – Caroline Lecky – Jessica Northcott – Beth Carrabine
Let us finish by telling you about an awesome lady, Sylvia Earle: a pioneer and inspiration!
Dr. Sylvia Earle
Dr. Earle is a scientist, author, and underwater record holder. She has logged over 7,000 hours underwater, and she led the first team of female aquanauts in 1970. She is an Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society and the leader of Mission Blue. Dr. Earle is known as “Her Deepness.”
Thanks to all you diving ladies out there, and HAPPY WOMEN’S DIVE DAY!
“Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!” –Auntie Mame
By Panda Hassoldt: PADI Divemaster