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The PADI Community Shark Stories

The PADI Community Shark Stories

10 April, 2018 at 1:16 am Comments are Disabled

A few weeks ago we asked the PADI® community to share their shark stories and images on Instagram using #200Sharks. We’re supporting diver and artist Francesca Page in her mission to paint 200 sharks, to raise awareness of the fact an estimated 200 are killed by humans every 60 seconds. (If you […]

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How Scuba Diving Can Help People With Autism

How Scuba Diving Can Help People With Autism

2 April, 2018 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

In honor of World Autism Day, we spoke to divers and families affected by autism about their experience with scuba diving. Though there isn’t a lot of research about the benefits of scuba diving for autistic individuals, we hope you’ll agree our interviewees have some promising things to say. First, […]

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PADI Pet Specialty

PADI Pet Specialty

1 April, 2018 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

On the first of April, 2018 (April Fool’s Day) PADI is pleased to announce our new specialty; the PADI Pet Specialty! Gotcha! We aren’t actually planning on releasing this course any time soon and no animals were harmed in making the image above (we don’t encourage you to take you […]

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Bombs for Breakfast

Bombs for Breakfast

31 March, 2018 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

My name is Gary Green, I was a rifleman and I spent 4 months fighting from a patrol base in Southern Helmand province, Afghanistan. A quick insight; in those four months 5 of my friends became double amputees, 2 of my friends died, an eight year old boy Abdul John […]

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I Love My PADI Pro 2018 Recognition Winners

I Love My PADI Pro 2018 Recognition Winners

28 March, 2018 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

With over 1,500 submissions from divers across the globe, this year’s I Love My PADI® Pro recognition affirmed, more than ever, the life changing impact that PADI® Professionals make on the lives of those discovering the underwater world.  Here at PADI, we recognize that our professionals are the heart and […]

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60 Seconds, 200 Sharks, and one Determined Artist

60 Seconds, 200 Sharks, and one Determined Artist

16 March, 2018 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

As divers we’re lucky to be able to experience things a lot of people can only dream about and fall in love with the ocean in a way that’s unique to us. But it also means we’re often confronted with the harsh reality of pollution and over fishing. Thankfully, there […]

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