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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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Family Ties: A My PADI Story

Family Ties: A My PADI Story

25 February, 2016 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

Words and photos by Rainer Jenss, PADI Open Water Diver and President & Founder of Family Travel Association. My wife and I became PADI certified in the summer of 1993, right before our wedding day.  Why?  Because we wanted to go scuba diving during our honeymoon, which took us to […]

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PADI Through the Decades: The 1970s

PADI Through the Decades: The 1970s

24 February, 2016 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

This is the second post in our 50th Anniversary series. You can find the first post here. The 1970s were years of explosive growth for PADI®. Over the decade, PADI developed innovative new courses, gained credibility in the dive world, had huge increases in diver certifications, and more. The 1960s […]

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