Tara Bradley Connell


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Gold Medalist and PADI Diver Alana Nichols

Gold Medalist and PADI Diver Alana Nichols

9 October, 2017 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

After Alana Nichols, a Paralympic athlete in Wheelchair Basketball, Sprint Kayaking, and Alpine Skiing, won three gold Olympic medals, she decided to take her game beneath the surface. While attempting a back flip on her snowboard at the age of 17, Nichols suffered a spinal cord injury. Since then, she’s […]

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6 of Hawaii’s Top Dive Sites

6 of Hawaii’s Top Dive Sites

29 August, 2017 at 7:20 am Comments are Disabled

With an archipelago made up of eight islands, as well as a handful of atolls, seamounts and islets extending near 1,500 miles into the Pacific Ocean, you know the diving in Hawaii has to be good. Here are six not-to-be-missed dive sites for divers looking to find their underwater Aloha. […]

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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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