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Scuba Diving Statistics - How Many Divers?
Greg - 6/06/2013 2:23 PM
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Scuba Diving Statistics - How Many Divers?According to most estimates, there are approximately 1.2 million scuba divers world wide.

66% Male

34% Female

Average age is 29

PADI, the world’s largest scuba certification agency, has barely grown over the last 6 years. In 2007 they had 133,562 members and in 2012 they had 135,710 members, less than a 2% increase.

Between 1997 and 2004, the Divers Alert Network reported an annual fatality rate between 11 and 18 deaths per 100,000 members per year.



Greg - 7/08/2013 3:48 PM
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Flipper78754 - 6/15/2013 4:51 PM
this is very interesting, I am NAUI which I remember when PADI and how fast they grew (I am showing a bit of my age now).
LatitudeAdjustment - 6/08/2013 6:03 AM
How many "members" PADI has isn’t a good measure of how many divers there are, the only time I was a member was so I could go on one of thier trips one of my buddies wanted to go on.
Eric_R - 6/06/2013 5:47 PM
Greg - 6/06/2013 6:01 PM
Those stats make me want to get rid of our trampoline.
Eric_R - 6/06/2013 7:21 PM
My sister-in-law works for an orthopedic Dr. and that’s the number one business generator for them.
Roadking1 - 6/06/2013 3:46 PM
really good to see that average age. last place we went I would have supposed twice that much. must have been the venue. lack of growth is interesting too, may be generational forces influencing that trend. i’m impressed at the death / 100K members, makes you wonder. lets be safe out there.