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The Brady Bunch Family – Diver Edition

The Brady Bunch Family – Diver Edition

7 May, 2018 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

Mother of six, Donna Nestor Thacker, didn’t start diving until she was 35 but her interest in diving was piqued long before she became the matriarch of her dive tribe. After falling in love with diving while taking a resort course in Jamaica, Donna and her husband, James, decided to […]

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Introducing PADI AmbassaDivers, The Jetlagged

Introducing PADI AmbassaDivers, The Jetlagged

20 April, 2018 at 12:52 am Comments are Disabled

We caught up with new PADI AmbassaDivers™, The Jetlagged, to find out how they have become such passionate and dedicated divers and filmmakers, travelling the world on a mission to protect our oceans. How did you both get into scuba diving? Hendrik’s underwater passion started early as a kid when […]

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The PADI Community Shark Stories

The PADI Community Shark Stories

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

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 missed our introduction to […]

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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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