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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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Sea Lions of Los Islotes: The Story Behind the New Limited Edition PADI Certification Card

Sea Lions of Los Islotes: The Story Behind the New Limited Edition PADI Certification Card

24 January, 2017 at 6:58 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Jennifer Small Underwater photographer, filmmaker and PADI Course Director Luke Inman opens up about his passion for diving, his connection with the Sea of Cortez, and his relationship with the sea lion that inspired PADI’s new limited-edition replacement certification card.   Of all of the places you have […]

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How to Choose a Dive Shop

How to Choose a Dive Shop

14 December, 2016 at 6:03 am Comments are Disabled

Curiosity and a thirst for adventure is why many of us become divers in the first place. But we aren’t going to take the plunge with just anyone. Whether you’re looking to avoid crowded “cattle boats,” or the bad air boogeyman, here are some ways for finding the best dive […]

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Diver Who Has Everything

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Diver Who Has Everything

2 December, 2016 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Still looking for that perfect gift for your favorite diver? Here are some gift ideas that may fit the bill. Scuba Refresher Training If you know someone who loves diving but hasn’t been active for a year or more, PADI ReActivate™ is the perfect gift. The personalized program helps the diver […]

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Advanced Open Water Diver: Search and Recovery

Advanced Open Water Diver: Search and Recovery

18 November, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

You’re on vacation and your favorite sunglasses are feeling a bit loose. As you take them off to see what’s wrong, you notice that the tiny screw attaching one of the arms to the lens has worked its way nearly all the way out. While you’re staring at it, relieved […]

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My PADI Interview: Juan Gonzales, Military Veteran & PTSD Fighter

My PADI Interview: Juan Gonzales, Military Veteran & PTSD Fighter

1 November, 2016 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

Juan Gonzales is a former United States Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant who retired from the service after 12 years and three deployments in the hotspots of US military action around the world: two to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 2004, he nevertheless […]

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