Emily Bates


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10 Epic Freediving Images from Hawaii

10 Epic Freediving Images from Hawaii

21 August, 2017 at 7:47 am Comments are Disabled

As the youngest and largest of the Hawaiian Islands, we know for a fact that the Big Island has no lack of amazing scuba diving sites (like the manta ray night dive). When it comes to freediving, however, some ocean lovers may forget the incredible underwater world that there is […]

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Meet Coral Communicator Nicole Helgason

Meet Coral Communicator Nicole Helgason

15 August, 2017 at 8:16 am Comments are Disabled

Written by guest blogger, Nicole Helgason Hello! My name is Nicole Helgason and I am excited to start writing as a coral communicator for PADI. Since this is my very first article, I thought I would take a second to introduce myself before we dive into everything coral reef. I […]

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Macro Critters of the Philippines

Macro Critters of the Philippines

10 August, 2017 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver Justin Carmack I’ve made my career based around scuba diving and filming some of the best locations to show the world, and there is just certain locations I always migrate back to. The Philippines is one of those places, just from the sheer amazing-ness of the […]

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Nearly 900 PADI Women’s Dive Day Events Bring Together Female Diving Community

Nearly 900 PADI Women’s Dive Day Events Bring Together Female Diving Community

7 August, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

PADI® Dive Centers, Resorts and Instructors in 85 countries hosted a record 884 events in celebration of the third annual PADI Women’s Dive Day on 15 July 2017. Each PADI Women’s Dive Day event was one-of-a-kind, tailored to the specific interests of female divers (or soon to be divers!) in […]

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10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Dive Tiger Beach in the Bahamas

10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Dive Tiger Beach in the Bahamas

7 August, 2017 at 8:14 am Comments are Disabled

Located in the Bahamas, Tiger Beach is one of the few locations in the world where you can dive specifically with Tiger Sharks in unmatched visibility. The crystal clear water is warm all year long, and is home to Tiger Sharks, Lemon Sharks, and Reef Sharks. Divers often describe their […]

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Mike Coots’ Top 5 Tips for Shark Photography

Mike Coots’ Top 5 Tips for Shark Photography

2 August, 2017 at 5:03 am Comments are Disabled

When it comes to getting the perfect shot, there’s not doubt that patience and experience go a long way. However, when your subject is one of the top apex predators on the planet, it’s helpful to know a few more tips and tricks. Shark-bite survivor, shark advocate, surfer, and photographer […]

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