Tara Bradley Connell


Recent blog posts written by Tara Bradley Connell

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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PADI Celebrates a Milestone with 25 Million Certifications

PADI Celebrates a Milestone with 25 Million Certifications

27 January, 2017 at 5:27 am Comments are Disabled

  On 29 December 2016, in the final days of PADI’s golden anniversary year, a milestone was reached. Sarah Gleeson, a 22-year-old from Alberta, Canada, became a PADI® Open Water Diver earning her PADI’s 25 millionth certification. To celebrate the occasion, and 50 years as The Way the World Learns to […]

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Sixth Sense: Underwater Exploration

Sixth Sense: Underwater Exploration

10 November, 2016 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Proving the word “impossible” has no place in her vocabulary, it didn’t take long before Cristina Zenato, the woman credited with finding the connection between Mermaid Pond and Chimney Cave, located on Grand Bahama, to set her sights on the Zodiac system, another system of underwater caves, waterways and tunnels […]

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