WE HAVE AWESOME NEWS!!
Adam and I are excited and proud to announce…
WE HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS PADI AMBASSADIVERS!!!
This is a huge honor for us, both as the creators of Fins to Spurs and Dive Instructors. We were selected by PADI to not only represent the brand, but to promote the life-changing power of scuba diving to people with a wide variety of active sport interests and abilities, bringing more awareness to important social and ecological issues worldwide.
What is a PADI AmbassaDiver?
The AmbassaDiver program is new, consisting of a group of PADI scuba divers chosen to help bring more people into the sphere of this awesome underwater sport, ultimately growing the global community of divers. The benefits of a rise in people getting underwater seem endless including expanded education about and preservation of our earth’s aquatic environments as well as increased freedom and confidence for people with unique abilities and experiences around the world!
We get to be part of something that includes some of the most amazing divers you can imagine. Some of the other PADI AmbassaDivers are leading dive professionals in the field, scientists, explorers, and divers who have carved out foundations that have already helped thousands of people realize massive rewards from integrating scuba into their lives! We are SO lucky to join this family!
Scuba diving and PADI have created incredible opportunities for Adam and I to travel and work in the greatest locations around the world, allowing us to stay longer and work with locals in areas that normally adorn our calendars and screen savers. PADI is the world’s largest certifying agency with jobs as a PADI professional found from Thailand to Egypt, often on insanely beautiful beaches and in 5-star resorts! PADI also leads the way in marine conservation and awareness with a fantastic program called Project AWARE, educating people all over the globe about the major problems affecting our oceans including shark conservation and how each person can get involved to make a difference.
HOW WE WANT TO HELP AS AMBASSADIVERS!
We are excited to be part of this group and on a mission to expand the world of diving to include as many people as possible. Adam and I want to use our experience gained from years of working as dive professionals to help people feel the transformative power of scuba and the ocean.
In addition to sharing work and volunteer opportunities for divers with our project and website Fins to Spurs, we have recently organized and incorporated the Sea Star Foundation, a non-profit company dedicated to developing programs that build confidence, strengthen family relationships and make connections in active communities for veterans and those with PTSD and disabilities through aquatic recreational therapy activities such as free diving and scuba diving. The adventure continues–Here we go!!!!