Emily Bates


Recent blog posts written by Emily Bates

Becoming a PADI Divemaster on the Other Side of 60

Becoming a PADI Divemaster on the Other Side of 60

16 January, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Guest Blogger, Shelly Craig   My husband and I started diving in the 90’s. We took some advanced training back then as we wanted to dive together off of our 18’ Boston Whaler, “Kokolishi” in the waters of Bonaire, a small Dutch Island in the Caribbean. We got […]

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Top 10 Instagram Posts of 2017

Top 10 Instagram Posts of 2017

4 January, 2018 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

We’ve taken the time to reflect on some of our favorite highlights this last year at PADI, but now it’s time to pay homage to some of your favorite images and videos of 2017. The PADI Instagram features a collection of amazing diving moments that we’ve captured and also gathered over […]

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Mission Blue Hope Spot: Protecting the Gulf of California

Mission Blue Hope Spot: Protecting the Gulf of California

13 December, 2017 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

  The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez), located along the northwestern coast of Mexico, was named one of the top Hope Spots by Mission Blue founder, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Hope Spots are special locations around the world that are critical to the health of the […]

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Diving to Inspire: Meet PADI Master Scuba Diver Riley McNamara

Diving to Inspire: Meet PADI Master Scuba Diver Riley McNamara

10 November, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

“Scuba diving helped me find my place in the world. I made friends and it brought me out of my shell. It has taught me perseverance and responsibility.” In less than one year, PADI Master Scuba DiverTM, Riley McNamara, completed the PADI® Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Enriched […]

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PADI Staff is Committed to Protecting the Ocean

PADI Staff is Committed to Protecting the Ocean

8 November, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

If you work at PADI® Headquarters, chances are you have a huge passion for the underwater world- and with that comes a deep concern for the health of the ocean. It’s one thing to talk about conservation, but a whole new game to take action and maintain a sustainable lifestyle. […]

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The Blonde Abroad Talks Scuba Diving and Dream Destinations

The Blonde Abroad Talks Scuba Diving and Dream Destinations

26 October, 2017 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

  After leaving a stable career in corporate wealth management, PADI AmbassaDiver TM Kiersten Rich began a new journey called The Blonde Abroad, a solo female travel blog. Since then, she has been defining her own version of success by traveling to more countries than most do in their entire lifetimes, […]

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