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Millennials taking time away from their careers, family and friends to travel the world in a quest for once-in-a-lifetime experiences can add scuba diving to the top of their bucket list.

WYSE Travel Confederation member Contiki – the world’s number one travel company for 18-35 year olds – today announced a year-long partnership with PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) – the leading scuba diving organization – combining PADI’s expertise in underwater exploration with Contiki’s aptitude for offering affordable, international and exotic trips to more than 50 countries. As a result of the collaboration, millennial travellers will have the opportunity to discover the underwater world and amazing adventures that scuba diving offers during several new Contiki escorted tours.

“Travelling is a top priority for many millennials, as they want the ability to explore the world on their own terms while sharing it with friends and family every step of the way,” said Kristin Valette, vice president marketing and communications, PADI Americas. “Through our partnership with Contiki, young travellers will have the time of their lives and experience the world from a new perspective—with group trips exploring the two-thirds of the world that’s covered by water—through scuba diving.”

Contiki partners with local PADI Dive Centers and Resorts at various locations around the globe to deliver dive experiences to travellers while on vacation. One popular scuba trip offered by Contiki is the “learn to dive” package, which combines classroom and pool training with dives in nine of the Great Barrier Reef’s best dive sites. In addition, all PADI Divers will be offered exclusive Contiki monthly travel promotions sponsored by PADI Dive Centers and Resorts through

“No two travellers are alike – each person wants a variety of unique experiences available when they travel abroad,” said Melissa da Silva, president of Contiki Vacations. “By partnering with PADI, millennial travellers exploring the world with Contiki will have even more opportunities to dive deeper in every destination, and create their own unique travel story – by land and by sea.” 

About WYSE Travel Confederation member, Contiki Vacations
Contiki is the world leader in travel experiences for 18-35 since 1962. Operating in more than 50 countries around the world, Contiki is all about introducing young people to those epic moments that create a lifetime of memories and make every second count. Its journeys unlock the local way of life in each and every destination, with every day as the start of a new adventure. You only get one life and one shot to make it count – #NOREGRETS. For more information, visit