Tara Bradley Connell


Recent blog posts written by Tara Bradley Connell

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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3 Ways to Teach Kids to Love the Water

3 Ways to Teach Kids to Love the Water

22 February, 2017 at 5:43 am Comments are Disabled

PADI AmbassaDiver Zac Araneta shares ways to get your kids involved with the underwater world while proving you don’t have to give up your sport to play the part of a parent. PADI Master Instructor Zac Araneta didn’t let the fact that he has three kids, Zachary, 20, Shadrach, 17, […]

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Meet PADI AmbassaDiver Gerardo Del Villar, Shark Conservationist

Meet PADI AmbassaDiver Gerardo Del Villar, Shark Conservationist

1 February, 2017 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

For anyone that’s had the privilege to meet PADI AmbassaDiver Gerardo Del Villar, it may come as a surprise that his first dream was to become a professional snowboarder and represent his country, Mexico, in the Olympics. It wasn’t until he was two years into his training that he decided […]

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