Emily Bates


Recent blog posts written by Emily Bates

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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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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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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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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