To celebrate PADI’s second annual PADI Women’s Dive Day, we tracked down a local dive club in Colorado and took the plunge for our first ever lake dive. The water was a little murky and cold, but it was a great experience to get out and enjoy the day with my fellow scuba women.
Six ladies including myself participated in the event which took place in Coral Key’s lake dubbed the ‘Coral Sea’. The lake had small schools of bass and plenty of crayfish stirring up the silty bottom as we passed overhead.
PADI Women’s Dive Day is a great way to get out and meet new people and, having just moved to Colorado; it was fun to meet other passionate women who aren’t afraid of getting wet. Events like this in Colorado remind us that even if we live somewhere far from the ocean, there are still opportunities to practice our dive skills at home.
Many divers get their scuba training in tropical waters and only use their scuba certification on vacation. The world is a big place, and there are plenty of cold water diving opportunities in lakes and non-tropical oceans, and once you can get past cold fingers and toes, you’ll be surprised at how much life you can find.
If you’ve never tried diving outside of a tropical vacation, PADI Women’s Dive Day is the perfect way to reach out to your local community, find other like-minded women, and have some good fun while you’re at it. Stay tuned to PADI next summer and use the event Locator at padi.com/women-dive to find a PADI Women’s Dive near you.
Big thank you to Coral Key for organizing this year’s event. To learn more about Coral Key Scuba Center in Colorado, you can find their website here.