Favorite PADI Dive Shop Winner

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The winner of the PADI Dive Shop Appreciation Contest is Abyss Scuba Diving!  

This a great achievement for Abyss Scuba Diving which is based in Sydney, Australia. It is a true testament to all their dedicated staff that help transform people’s lives through diving and they have now been selected as the ‘favorite PADI dive shop’ as part of the recent worldwide contest.

Abyss ScubaThe contest was run via the PADI Facebook page and the initial stage of the contest saw hundreds of entries nominating PADI dive shops from all over the world for the outstanding job they do everyday. The entries ranged from the little things PADI dive shops and their staff do that go beyond the normal customer service you would expect, all the way through to how they have helped positively change people’s lives through scuba diving.

Eight finalists were then chosen based on the reason why they we nominated as someone’s favorite PADI dive shop. All eight finalists received a large amount of nominations from all over the world, and this was a testament to the PADI dive shops and their staff.

After a week of public voting,  Abyss Scuba Diving was chosen as the most popular finalist from their nomination from PADI diver Ryan Tompkins. Ryan said: “These guys really know to bring fun and professional training together, finishing my course with this team of staff would have to be one of the best moments of my life. I now enjoy underwater photography a lot and look forward to a career in the near future.”


Abyss Scuba Diving is a PADI Career Development Center (CDC) located in Sydney, Australia. They have twice won the Outstanding Dive Centre Business award from PADI Asia Pacific and are looking forward to reaching the milestone of 10,000 divers certifications shortly. You can view their website here; www.abyss.com.au