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PADI Through the Decades: the 2010s

PADI Through the Decades: the 2010s

30 June, 2016 at 12:30 am Comments are Disabled

This is the final installment of our 50th Anniversary series – PADI Through the Decades. You can get caught up here: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s.  Today, PADI is going stronger than ever. The 2010s have especially seen a strong focus on the community, with Tec and Rec finding common […]

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An Ethological Perspective of Australia’s Response to Shark Attacks

An Ethological Perspective of Australia’s Response to Shark Attacks

27 June, 2016 at 11:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Ocean Attack: An ethological perspective on society’s methods of responding to shark attacks in Australia. By Dr. Erika Sullivan, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine & PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor In response to recent shark attacks in Australia, I am writing to provide a professional perspective on why baiting and killing sharks on drum-lines is […]

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Syed Abdul Rahman Syed Hassan shares his passion for the underwater world with Malaysia Airports Convergence Magazine.

Syed Abdul Rahman Syed Hassan shares his passion for the underwater world with Malaysia Airports Convergence Magazine.

22 June, 2016 at 11:41 pm Comments are Disabled

Kids Scuba founder and veteran diver, Syed Abdul Rahman Syed Hassan, recently recounted his passion for the underwater world to Malaysia Airports Convergence Magazine. “What got me into diving, 26 years ago, is that I used to travel and snorkel, seeing the beauty of the underwater realm. Snorkelling was only […]

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Pro Dive Cairns reaches their 150,000th PADI Certification Milestone

Pro Dive Cairns reaches their 150,000th PADI Certification Milestone

22 June, 2016 at 12:18 am Comments are Disabled

Drew Richardson, PADI President and Chief Executive Officer, Danny Dwyer, PADI Asia Pacific Vice President, Hans Ullrich, PADI Asia Pacific Regional Manager, and Paul Lim, Pro Dive Cairns General Manager, joined the lucky 150,000th student, Felix Tam, and his PADI Instructor, Simon Daxer, on the Pro Dive Cairns boat to […]

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Total Sub’s Celeb Guest: Julie Andersen

Total Sub’s Celeb Guest: Julie Andersen

7 June, 2016 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Founder of the non-profit Shark Angels, Andersen has spent hundreds of hours, cage free, with sharks. Traversing around the world for the past decade, her journey has taken her to all corners of the earth where she has become intimately acquainted with dozens of species. Andersen fell in love with […]

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PADI Through the Decades: the 2000s

PADI Through the Decades: the 2000s

31 May, 2016 at 8:07 am Comments are Disabled

This is the fifth post in our 50th anniversary series. Make sure to catch up with the history of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. PADI® entered the 2000s with plenty of momentum from the previous century. From 2000-2010, PADI expanded their programs to cater to an even wider audience, from children who […]

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