Tara Bradley Connell


Recent blog posts written by Tara Bradley Connell

Local-to-Global Conservation

Local-to-Global Conservation

17 April, 2018 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

  For a glimpse of what diving was like long before plastic, pollution and waste were concerns, many divers look to the waters of Raja Ampat. “You can empty your bucket list around there, from pigmy seahorses to whale sharks and from mangroves to vibrant and colorful coral reefs,” says […]

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Flipping the Switch

Flipping the Switch

8 April, 2018 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

PADI® Divemaster Manuel Bustelo looks to electricity, not oil, as the future of power. When it comes to land and water pollution, PADI AmbassaDiver™, sustainability promoter and YouTube videographer Manuel Bustelo points to oil as the prime culprit. Devastating oil spills, such as the one caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon […]

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FINAL DUTY – The USS Clamagore is Planned to be Florida’s Newest Addition

FINAL DUTY – The USS Clamagore is Planned to be Florida’s Newest Addition

6 March, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Artificial reefs aren’t only an attraction for divers and marine life, but they’re also a great way to honor the history of retired vessels and the veterans that served on them. From Key West’s USAFS Vandenberg to the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail’s USS Oriskany, artificial reefs have been drawing in […]

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

14 February, 2018 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

  Divers come to the Florida Keys not just because it’s the only barrier reef in North America and the third-largest coral reef in the world, but it’s also home to Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. “FKNMS holds a tremendous collection of shipwrecks representing much of the maritime heritage of […]

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Enter the ‘I Love My PADI Pro’ Contest

Enter the ‘I Love My PADI Pro’ Contest

12 February, 2018 at 7:25 am Comments are Disabled

Whether they are showing underwater photographers a secret spot to find marine life, or helping divers become more advanced in a favored PADI® specialty, we all know a PADI Pro (or two) that has made an impact in the lives of their students and fellow divers. The I Love My PADI […]

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Bucket List Dives: The 2018 Limited Edition Replacement Card Series

Bucket List Dives: The 2018 Limited Edition Replacement Card Series

24 January, 2018 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

As if you needed another reason to take pride in flashing your certification card, PADI’s new replacement card series warrants extra bragging rights. Each of the four cards features an awe-inspiring image of one of the world’s most iconic diving destinations. Here are the four magical dive locales that you’ll […]

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