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DIVER(CITY) FUND

If we all share responsibility for the ocean, we should all also have access to it.

The Superdive Foundation is awarding PADI Open Water Diver certifications, and mask, fins, snorkel packages to a motley crew of aspiring divers.

HOW WE'RE SUPPORTING FUTURE DIVE HEROES

The Superdive Foundation is empowering the next generation of ocean ambassadors, aspiring scientists, and anyone who may be looking to expand their horizons. If our underwater world is calling you – we'll help you dive right in.

 

The PADI Open Water Diver certification will have you diving at a maximum depth of 60 feet. Allowing you to explore the most studied parts of our oceans.

A mask, fins, and snorkel are your basic ticket to enjoying the underwater world - and many dive shops don't rent these out. So we're giving them to you.

We are looking for you.

The Superdive Foundation is empowering the next generation of ocean ambassadors, aspiring scientists, or anyone who is looking to expand their horizons. If our underwater world is calling you – we'll help you dive right in.

Dive shops, operators, and decision-makers target specific demographics to increase their bottom line – often leaving people in the dark. When groups are underrepresented their needs are not considered by leaders in the dive industry.

We're changing the landscape

A national survey revealed 84.4% of Open Water divers are Caucasian and that women make up only 38.8% of Open Water divers. This program was built for the underrepresented. We're driven to teach the rest of the world to dive.

A call from the natural world

Whether you've dreamed of being the next Sylvia Earle, or are just interested in changing your Saturday night plans from Netflix & chill to a shore dive under the stars – we're here to help you take the plunge.

Sharing your stories

Many people never consider themselves as potential divers. We want to share your story and expand notions of what a diver can look like.

How to apply

Tell us your story

Eligibility 

  • You must be medically cleared by your doctor to scuba dive.

  • You must be at least 10 years old.

  • You should feel at least somewhat comfortable in the water. You don't need to be strong swimmers but will have to pass some swim requirements. We can provide swim instruction if necessary.

  • You feel comfortable openly discussing issues like Gender, Race, Sexuality, Age, Ability as they relate to getting a scuba certification and your experience.

  • You feel comfortable talking about yourself in an interview. You will answer questions like "Have you ever considered getting a scuba certification in the past? Why/why not?”

Were you an imaginative kid dreaming of swimming with sharks in your pool? Everyone has a story, tell us yours.

Tell us why you pulled the trigger and are applying for this program. ​No such thing as a wrong answer here.

Fill out an application by clicking "Apply now" below. Someone will get back to you to set up a time to review your application.