Emily Bates


Recent blog posts written by Emily Bates

Protecting the Coral Triangle with Mission Blue

Protecting the Coral Triangle with Mission Blue

19 April, 2017 at 6:42 am Comments are Disabled

For divers, the fact that the Coral Triangle holds 75% of the world’s coral species should be enough to fall absolutely in love with this ‘Amazon of the Seas’. And when we say that nearly 90% of those reefs are threatened, we should have your full attention. Mission Blue is […]

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Protecting Clipperton Island – The Most Remote Atoll on the Planet

Protecting Clipperton Island – The Most Remote Atoll on the Planet

17 April, 2017 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  PADI AmbassaDiver Michel Labrecque and partner Julie Ouimet are on a mission to protect the most isolated atoll on the planet- Clipperton Island. Though this French overseas territory is now considered a marine protected area, it still faces threats from overfishing, with sharks and other large marine life nearly […]

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Mobilizing Divers to Be a Force for Good: PADI’s Four Pillars of Change

Mobilizing Divers to Be a Force for Good: PADI’s Four Pillars of Change

11 April, 2017 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

The health of the oceans is dependent on our actions and it plays a vital role in the wellbeing of communities across the globe. With our network of PADI® divers, PADI Instructors and PADI Dive Centers and Resorts around the world that share a common passion for the ocean, we aim […]

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PADI Master Instructor Honors Lives Lost on USS Emmons in Okinawa

PADI Master Instructor Honors Lives Lost on USS Emmons in Okinawa

5 April, 2017 at 7:41 am Comments are Disabled

  Written by PADI Course Director, Kenneth Redifer  Although “hero” is a strong characterization, especially given the ubiquitous military presence that’s found here on the island of Okinawa, Japan where I am currently residing, there is a PADI dive professional here that is worthy of recognition. Kevin King, PADI Master […]

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Dive Warriors – Healing Disabled Veterans through Scuba Diving

Dive Warriors – Healing Disabled Veterans through Scuba Diving

2 April, 2017 at 5:01 am Comments are Disabled

  “We honor those brave men and women who have served their country and fought for our freedoms.” Through the healing power of scuba, California based non-profit, Dive Warriors, is on a mission to build confidence and self-esteem in veterans with disabilities. Twice a month they pack a boat full […]

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Difference Between Freediving and Snorkeling

Difference Between Freediving and Snorkeling

29 March, 2017 at 5:07 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Sophie Gaze I caught the freediving bug, without knowing it, when I was a newly certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor working in Hawaii. One of my salty-dog coworkers told me that once I had mastered the recreational world of scuba, the next phase would be to “lose […]

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