Tara Bradley Connell


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How to Convert Your Friends Into Divers So You Always Have a Buddy

How to Convert Your Friends Into Divers So You Always Have a Buddy

17 August, 2017 at 5:25 am Comments are Disabled

Finding a dive buddy would be so much easier if your friends would just get certified, right? So, what’s the trick? Patience is a good start, but here are a few steps to get your squad diving with you so you can explore all of the amazing locations around the […]

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The Katie Experience

The Katie Experience

23 May, 2017 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

With an entire family of divers, it only made sense that Katie Harbison, the only non-diver in her family, would feel a little left out. But it wasn’t because Katie didn’t want to learn to dive, it was because she hadn’t found the right person to teach her. Having been […]

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A Calendar of Conservation-Filled Festivities Marks this Year’s World Ocean Fest, June 5-9

A Calendar of Conservation-Filled Festivities Marks this Year’s World Ocean Fest, June 5-9

22 May, 2017 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  When the United Nations announced Sustainability Goal #14, a plan focusing on protecting the world’s oceans from illegal fishing, pollution due to chemical run-offs and spills, improper disposal of plastics and the negative effects of climate change, divers around the world rejoiced. “The dive community understands the immense economic […]

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PADI AmbassaDiver Jack Fishman is Leading Conservation Efforts in the Keys

PADI AmbassaDiver Jack Fishman is Leading Conservation Efforts in the Keys

10 April, 2017 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

PADI AmbassaDiver Jack Fishman was counting fish long before he was old enough to understand the importance of conservation. “I used to count fish when I was a little kid,” the PADI Staff Instructor at Rainbow Reef Dive Center, in Key Largo, Florida, says. “The REEF Fish ID Book was […]

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Teens Expand Horizons with PADI Freediver

Teens Expand Horizons with PADI Freediver

23 March, 2017 at 5:06 am Comments are Disabled

To date, Captain Jason Buchheim, the founder and director of Odyssey Expeditions Tropical Marine Biology Voyages, an adventure program geared toward teens that focuses on sailing, scuba diving, and marine science, has led trips across the Caribbean from the British Virgin Islands to the Grenadines. And now, he’s adding freediving […]

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Galapagos Evolution – Coexisting Below the Surface

Galapagos Evolution – Coexisting Below the Surface

13 March, 2017 at 6:14 am Comments are Disabled

In this lifetime, can we learn to co-exist with nature before we destroy it? According to one team of marine wildlife ambassadors, the answer is yes.   And that’s where the Galapagos Evolution comes in. The expedition, lead by Ecuadorian Marine Wildlife videographer, Roberto Ochoa, and written and narrated by Pierre-Yves Cousteau, […]

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