With the 2018 holiday season upon us, PADI is excited to officially announce our 12 Days of Scuba Contest. From December 3rd to 14th, we invite our global PADI community to participate in daily online challenges for the chance to win spectacular prizes.

As detailed below, each daily challenge will last 24 hours and will have a distinct theme and prize. Winners will be chosen by the PADI team and shared on our blog and social channels. Happy Holidays from PADI!

Can YOU complete all twelve days?

12 days of scuba

Day 1: Underwater Videographer
Challenge has now ended

Congratulations to Candice Chang for winning the Day 1 Challenge. Check out her winning entry:

Challenge: Share your best scuba selfie on your Instagram account tagging #scubadivingselfie, @paditv, @gopro & #contest.
Prize:  GoPro Hero7 Black.


Day 2: Exploration
Challenge has now ended

Congratulations to Aimee Strang for winning the Day 2 Challenge. Check out her winning entry:

“My dream dive destination is Jeju Island, South Korea where the Haenyeo (generations of women freedivers) rule the sea. Real-life mermaids! My Mother is from South Korea and my grandfather and uncle were deep sea fisherman and avid hard hat divers. They both passed away when I was young, but the passion for diving is in my blood and their stories are what prompted me to try scuba for the first time. It has been my dream to dive the waters they once explored and to see for myself the wonder and beauty they described in their stories. Diving and this destination in particular are very personal for me.” – Aimee Strang 

Challenge: Visit the PADI Travel page and tell us what your dream dive destination is and why by leaving a comment on the PADI Facebook post for the “Day 2” challenge.
Prize: Akona Maverick Dive Travel Bag


Day 3: Underwater Hero

Challenge has now ended

Congratulations to Jose Blasco for winning the Day 3 Challenge. Check out his winning entry:

Challenge: Tag your ocean hero and tell us why by replying to PADI’s Instagram post for the “Day 3” challenge.
Prize: #Aquaman Limited Edition Xbox, Xbox ONE LEGO® DC Super-Villains Deluxe Edition video game, water bottle and tote bag from AQUAMAN starring Jason Momoa – only in theaters December 2018.


Day 4: Education
Challenge has now ended

Challenge: Share your fondest memory from learning to dive on the PADI Facebook post for the “Day 4” challenge.
Prize: Two PADI eLearning programs – one Open Water Diver program + one of the following: Advanced Open Water, Enriched Air, Digital Underwater Photographer, or Rescue


Day 5: Conservation
Challenge runs from 7 December  09:00 UTC to 8 December 08:59 UTC

Challenge: Comment with how you are committed to helping protect the ocean on this PADI YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=taGGN5Zg804 (and subscribe to the channel).
Prize: Conservation prize pack complete with reusable utensils, reusable bag, PADI water bottle, reusable straws, Dive Against Debris bag, Project AWARE tote bag and more.


Day 6: Community
Challenge runs from 8 December 09:00 UTC to 9 December 08:59 UTC

Challenge: Post an Instagram Story video or comment on the PADI Facebook post for the “Day 6” challenge with a video of you saying ‘I am a diver because’ in your language and include @paditv, @seikwatchousa #contest.
Prize: Seiko x PADI watch

Seiko Watch


Day 7: Dive Gear
Challenge runs from 9 December 09:00 UTC to 10 December 08:59 UTC

Challenge: Tell us which PADI course you would like to take next and why by commenting on the PADI Facebook post for the “Day 7” challenge. Try using the randomizer found here: https://www2.padi.com/blog/2018/08/07/ready-next-scuba-certification/
PrizeSuunto D4i Novo dive computer


Day 8: Marine Life
Challenge runs from 10 December 09:00 UTC to 11 December 08:59 UTC

Challenge: Submit a photo or video of you demonstrating your favorite marine animal hand signal and tag @paditv & @whales_org #contest on your Instagram Story or Twitter.
Prize: Adopt a Humpback Whale or Orca package through Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society


Day 9: Dive Safety
Challenge runs from 11 December 22:00 UTC to 12 December 21:59 UTC

Challenge: Retweet the “Day 9” challenge tweet posted on PADI’s Twitter account and tell us which ear equalization technique works best for you (like the ones listed in this blog):
PrizeDivers Alert Network (DAN) Swag Pack, including a dry bag, deluxe surface signal kit and oronasal mask.


Day 10: Underwater Photographer
Challenge runs from 12 December 22:00 UTC to 13 December 21:59 UTC

Challenge: Submit your best marine life photo in the comments of the PADI Facebook post for the “Day 10” challenge.
PrizeSeaLife Sea Dragon 1500 Photo/Video Light


Day 11: PADI Gear
Challenge runs from 13 December 22:00 UTC to 14 December 21:59 UTC

Challenge: Show your scuba pride by sharing a photo or video of you with your favorite PADI certification card on your Instagram Story, tagging @paditv and including #contest.
Prize: PADI Gear Swag Bag, including PADI backpack, Leus towel, dry bag, and water bottle.


Day 12: Women in Diving
Challenge runs from 14 December 22:00 UTC to 15 December 21:59 UTC

Challenge: Shout out to an amazing PADI Woman in your life in the comments of the PADI Instagram post for the ‘Day 12’ challenge or reply to our Instagram Story and tell us why they need a new wetsuit.
Prize: Xcel whale shark wetsuit


Stay tuned for each of the twelve daily challenges to really get into the holiday spirit. We hope that this 12 Days of Scuba Contest will serve as a great way to share your love for diving with family and friends. It’s our way of giving back to the incredible community of PADI divers around the world that inspire us every day of the year.

SEAsons Greetings!

For full details, check out the 12 Days of Scuba 2018 Contest Rules.

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