Emily Bates


Recent blog posts written by Emily Bates

Women Divers Hall of Fame X PADI Scholarships Now Available!

Women Divers Hall of Fame X PADI Scholarships Now Available!

19 October, 2017 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

Here’s to all the women in diving—the trailblazers, explorers, and fearless females that have made and continue to make incredible contributions to the sport. As an organization, we aim to encourage, empower and educate women who either want to start diving or who want to be part of a community […]

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PADI Joins the Global Ghost Gear Initiative to Combat Lost and Abandoned Fishing Gear

PADI Joins the Global Ghost Gear Initiative to Combat Lost and Abandoned Fishing Gear

27 September, 2017 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

    PADI®  has joined the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), the first global alliance working to solve the worldwide problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear, known as ghost gear. Founded by World Animal Protection in 2015, the GGGI works to reduce the volume of ghost gear, remove and […]

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Hurricane Relief Efforts

Hurricane Relief Efforts

19 September, 2017 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

After three powerful storms hit Texas, Florida, the US East Coast, Puerto Rico and many Caribbean islands, it has been a difficult time for the millions of people affected by evacuations, flooding, electrical outages and loss of loved ones.We empathize with our friends, family and colleagues after the Category 4 […]

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Why Are Coral Reefs Important?

Why Are Coral Reefs Important?

11 September, 2017 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

Written by Guest Blogger Nicole Helgason Life in the ocean starts with coral reefs. From the first polyp to the complex ecosystems they have become today, coral reefs support innumerable life above and below the water. As a marine ecosystem, coral reefs are the most diverse and productive habitat supporting […]

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Surf Expo Returns to Orlando September 7-9

Surf Expo Returns to Orlando September 7-9

5 September, 2017 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Calling all Florida divers! Join us at Surf Expo on Saturday, September 8th to learn more about the PADI Freediver™ course and meet some of our team!  The show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, […]

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What is a Coral?

What is a Coral?

30 August, 2017 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  Written by Guest Blogger, Nicole Helgason Corals have always captivated my attention, in particular the concept of coral restoration and growing my own underwater garden. The more I studied these alluring animals I started experiencing dive sites with new eyes, and my perception of the underwater landscape started to grow. […]

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