This GoFundMe is being organized by PADI and the Ako'ako'a Foundation to support those who have been affected by the devastating wildfires in Maui, HI. Together, the two organizations are teaming up to help the scuba diving industry in Maui recover by identifying and supporting the immediate needs of businesses & individuals affected.
100% of all donations to this relief fund will be distributed directly to dive professionals in Hawaii in need of recovery from the devastating fires. As fellow dive professionals, our hearts go out to our scuba ohana.
Please join us in our efforts, where any donation will help make a true impact. PADI and the Ako'ako'a Foundation thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause.
The global diving community remains united above and below the surface of our shared blue planet.
More information about Ako'ako'a Foundation Inc (the Akoakoa Foundation):
Our mission is to bring stakeholders of Hawaii's nearshore marine environment together to encourage sustainable interactions, support conservation efforts, further scientific understanding, and increase access to related education. We're a new federally recognized non-profit organization and are working with PADI and the local dive community in Hawaii to support our dive industry family.
More information about PADI:
PADI® (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) is the largest purpose-driven diving organization with a global network of 6,600 dive centers and resorts, 128,000 professional members and more than 29 million certified divers to date. Committed to our blue planet, PADI makes the wonder of the underwater world accessible to all, empowering people around the world to experience, explore and take meaningful action, as Ocean TorchbearersTM, to protect the world beneath the surface. For over 50 years, PADI is undeniably The Way the World Learns to Dive®, setting the standard for the highest quality dive training, underwater safety and conservation initiatives while evolving the sport of diving into a passionate lifestyle. For divers by divers, PADI is obsessed with transforming lives and, with its global foundation, PADI AWARETM, creating positive ocean change. Seek Adventure. Save the Ocean. www.padi.com