Diving

How to Plan your Belize Whale Shark Adventure

How to Plan your Belize Whale Shark Adventure

5 April, 2016 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

When you think of Belize, what springs to mind is the Great Blue Hole and the jungle interior. And yet, this Central American country is among the Caribbean’s best destinations for swimming with whale sharks — and it’s the only one in the world where watchers can don scuba gear. […]

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PADI Through the Decades: the 1980s

PADI Through the Decades: the 1980s

30 March, 2016 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

This is the third post in our 50th Anniversary series. Missed the first two? Get caught up on the 60s and 70s. The 1980s were when PADI® truly became a leader in dive research. By taking the initiative to study diving, PADI was able to create new texts, tools, and […]

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What’s In My Dive Bag: Ashlan Gorse

What’s In My Dive Bag: Ashlan Gorse

30 March, 2016 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Entertainment journalist Ashlan Gorse made a name for herself reporting on Hollywood trends and interviewing celebs for E! News, before she attended the party where she met Philippe Cousteau Jr., now her husband. Cousteau took Gorse to Bonaire to get scuba certified, and, since then, the pair has been diving […]

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Four of The World’s Quirkiest Dive Sites

Four of The World’s Quirkiest Dive Sites

29 March, 2016 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Don’t get me wrong – I love the typical tropical reef setting that makes up the vast majority of my dives. But there’s something weird and wonderful about the experiences that push the boundaries of what we think of when we think of diving. Those are the dives that you […]

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Pia Venegas: Shark Girl

Pia Venegas: Shark Girl

23 March, 2016 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Life in the city, traffic, and the daily office grind are a few of the many reasons that Pia took to the diving world.  Her aspirations of adventure, wanderlust, and a carefree lifestyle propelled her to leave her job and her country, and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor in Fernando […]

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Transformational Scuba

Transformational Scuba

22 March, 2016 at 8:44 am Comments are Disabled

Guest post by Jill Heinerth In my predictable middle-class family, dinners were normally shared around the table and television viewing was limited, with strict parental supervision. But, every Sunday night we were permitted to eat in the family room and watch Jacques Cousteau don slick rubber neoprene, and descend into a […]

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