Previously known as Diviac Travel, PADI Travel is a combination of TripAdvisor and for scuba divers. It provides the global choice of liveaboards, dive resorts and dive centers with the option to book and pay at the same place.

Diviac enjoys enormous popularity with divers around the globe, uniting over 200 000+ divers, 10 000+ dive operators with real-life ratings and reviews, 300+ liveaboards and 900+ destinations. Also, it allows merchants to list, promote, and sell their services.

Joel Perrenoud

MD and Board Member of PADI Travel


Travel & Booking




Since Dec 2012


Full cycle web development


To develop an advanced travel booking service and become an inclusive travel agent for divers worldwide. This would bring the universe of new business opportunities.

PADI Travel


A web portal for divers to find and book liveaboards, dive centers, and dive resorts that operates with a huge amount of data and media. Pillow-SIMD optimized with a focus on performance.

PADI Travel

A high-load booking engine with unique user features, complicated business logic, and great personalization capabilities. Real-time automated parsing allows booking only actual liveaboards and dive centers preventing any booking conflicts.

PADI Travel

A custom shopping mechanism to cover all aspects of the online booking: wishlists, shopping cart, payment, currency converter, checkout, and others. Provides the support of payments by milestones, the option to add additional services and different cards for payment at any point, and includes complex discount generation system.

PADI Travel

Advanced filtering and search logic, based on multiple dynamically changed rules. Allows performing the search for the objects of various type from the base of 120.000 products.

PADI Travel

PADI Business — a marketplace for liveaboard and dive center owners to manage their own listing, pricing, and policies and get instant bookings and reviews.

PADI Travel

Internal custom CRM system to empower travel agents with the full-cycle order and payments management tool that allows managing every step starting from the creation of a product to the feedback and rating tweaks.

PADI Travel

Affiliate subsystem with its own custom-built CRM to empower PADI members to be more successful in the travel business and grow the overall scuba industry.

PADI Travel

Easy manageable, well organized, separated mailing subsystem for sending email notifications


PADI Travel is the world’s biggest web resource for divers, booking platform, travel guide and social network. The project became self-reliant in 2016 and started cooperation with big players on the market.

  • 1


    Became the world’s #1 booking platform for scuba diving

  • millions


    Combined 200 000+ divers and 10 000+ dive operators

  • PADI Travel

    Acquired by PADI

    Diviac Travel (the original product) was acquired by PADI, the world's leading scuba diver training organization

  • PADI Travel

    Awards granted

    Top 100 Swiss startup award by
    Top 50 startups by Bilanz Magazine

    Top 100 Europe winner by Red Herring

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As a partner and member of the team, Epseven was not only delivering code, but was really thinking with us in terms of the best solution.


Joel Perrenoud

MD and Board Member of PADI Travel


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