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Welcome to the Dive Life: Next Steps for New Open Water Divers

Welcome to the Dive Life: Next Steps for New Open Water Divers

6 April, 2016 at 7:07 am Comments are Disabled

You’ve just become a certified diver, your shiny new card rests proudly in your pocket. Now what? You’re feeling a little trepidation about heading out on your own for the first time. And rightly so, but there’s nothing like a little trepidation to keep you on your toes. Harness that […]

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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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PADI President/CEO Drew Richardson Honored with Diver of the Year Award

PADI President/CEO Drew Richardson Honored with Diver of the Year Award

25 March, 2016 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

We’re thrilled to announce that Drew Richardson, our very own President and CEO, has been named the 2016 Diver of the Year by Beneath the Sea. The Diver of the Year Award honors individuals whose presence in the industry have made significant and lasting contributions to the past, present and […]

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5 Must-Dive Sites in St. Lucia

5 Must-Dive Sites in St. Lucia

21 March, 2016 at 8:34 am Comments are Disabled

St. Lucia is a favorite Caribbean destination for its lush landscapes, iconic Pitons reaching over 2,600 feet high, gorgeous beaches and a plethora of historic plantations. Below the surface, the topography is equally impressive with dramatic wall dives, swift currents and shallow shelves housing everything from frogfish to seahorses. Divers […]

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The Dive Behind the Photo: Sophie Hart

The Dive Behind the Photo: Sophie Hart

14 March, 2016 at 7:52 am Comments are Disabled

This beautiful image from photographer and PADI Divemaster Sophie Hart is featured on the 2016 PADI Diving Society membership cards. We sat down with Sophie as she described the dive behind the shot, as well as some other insights into her budding career as an underwater photographer. When did you become a […]

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Annelie Pompe: Freediving Legend and Explorer

Annelie Pompe: Freediving Legend and Explorer

8 March, 2016 at 1:00 am Comments are Disabled

Start small by exploring the world around you… Annelie Pompe is a Swedish adventurer, motivational speaker, coach, author and photographer, and her achievements include a world record freedive to 126m, as well as being the first Swedish woman to summit Everest from the north side. PADI Regional Manager Jonas Samuelsson […]

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