Parineeti Chopra partners with PADI to create ocean change
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PADI® is delighted to announce an exceptional PADI AmbassaDiver™: Indian actress, singer and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Parineeti Chopra.
“A PADI AmbassaDiver is someone who is passionate about using their strength for good to encourage others to protect our blue planet,” says Kristin Valette Wirth, Chief Brand and Membership Officer. “We could not have found a more respected and genuine partner than Ms. Chopra, a lifelong lover of the ocean, to advance our shared mission to save the ocean. She is an unparalleled example of how to protect what you love – and inspire others to do the same.”
Chopra, who has always loved the ocean, experienced the magic below the surface in 2013 when she took her first breath underwater in bali. As soon as she surfaced from that dive, she was hooked – and protecting the ocean became very personal to her, receiving her PADI Open Water Diver certification later that year in Palau. Since then, she has inspired others around the world – from family and friends to fans in India – to try scuba diving so they can join her in seeking adventure and saving the world. ‘ocean.
“The first time I came to the surface after diving, I was crying because it was such a life-changing experience,” says Ms Chopra. “It’s now something I can’t do without. I make sure to take a dive trip every three months despite my schedule because it’s my form of meditation. And it’s the place that I am extremely passionate about protection.”
“We are all equal underwater and all speak the same language. Over the years I have seen the changes that have taken place below the surface. During my time as a Brand Ambassador for Tourism Australia, I have witnessed the bleaching and damage that has happened to the Great Barrier Reef I was so sad to see this and have now committed to being a diver with a purpose I have also seen first hand main how the marine reserves, like those of Sipadan, Malaysia and Palau, prove the value of marine protected areas. As a PADI Diver, I want to make sure our entire blue planet gets the protection it deserves,” Ms. Chopra continues.
With over 67 million social media followers and having recently starred in the Netflix movie The girl on the train Chopra joins an elite group of celebrity influencers determined to take personal action and create real change for healthier oceans. Spending almost all of her free time diving around the world, Chopra shares her love for the ocean with her fans, as diving is an important part of her life that allows her to get back to nature and reset. She will work with PADI to encourage others to experience the beautiful underwater world as PADI divers and join her in helping to achieve balance between humanity and the ocean.
“PADI created the AmbassaDiver program to support extraordinary divers who dedicate their lives to illuminating the path from curiosity, exploration and discovery to understanding, stewardship and action. Ms. Chopra plays a very important role in ocean conservation, lighting the way for others to become divers themselves and mobilizing communities around the world to seek adventure and save the ocean with it,” continues Valletta Wirth.
Ms. Chopra has big plans for 2022, including becoming a real PADI mermaid and participating in citizen science projects on her diving trips around the world! Follow Chopra’s diving adventures, projects and conservation efforts with PADI on her instagram, Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about Chopra and the rest of the PADI AmbassaDiver team, visit www.padi.com/ambassadivers.
PADI®(Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) is the world’s largest ocean exploration and diving organization, operating in 186 countries and territories, with a global network of more than 6,600 dive centers and resorts and more than 128,000 professional members worldwide. Issuing over one million certifications each year and with over 29 million certifications to date, PADI empowers people around the world to seek adventure and save the ocean through underwater education, life-changing experiences and travel. For over 50 years, PADI has undeniably been the way the world learns to dive®, maintaining its high standards of dive training, safety and customer service, monitored for worldwide consistency and quality. With a long-standing commitment to environmental conservation, PADI is paving the way for millions of people to actively explore, manage and protect the ocean through its course offerings and partnerships with like-minded organizations. similar and mission-oriented. PADI embodies a global commitment to ocean health with its mission to create one billion torchbearers to explore and protect the ocean.Seek adventure. Save the ocean.SM www.padi.com
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