Diving

Mobilizing Divers to Be a Force for Good: PADI’s Four Pillars of Change

Mobilizing Divers to Be a Force for Good: PADI’s Four Pillars of Change

11 April, 2017 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

The health of the oceans is dependent on our actions and it plays a vital role in the wellbeing of communities across the globe. With our network of PADI® divers, PADI Instructors and PADI Dive Centers and Resorts around the world that share a common passion for the ocean, we aim […]

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PADI Master Instructor Honors Lives Lost on USS Emmons in Okinawa

PADI Master Instructor Honors Lives Lost on USS Emmons in Okinawa

5 April, 2017 at 7:41 am Comments are Disabled

  Written by PADI Course Director, Kenneth Redifer  Although “hero” is a strong characterization, especially given the ubiquitous military presence that’s found here on the island of Okinawa, Japan where I am currently residing, there is a PADI dive professional here that is worthy of recognition. Kevin King, PADI Master […]

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Difference Between Freediving and Snorkeling

Difference Between Freediving and Snorkeling

29 March, 2017 at 5:07 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Sophie Gaze I caught the freediving bug, without knowing it, when I was a newly certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor working in Hawaii. One of my salty-dog coworkers told me that once I had mastered the recreational world of scuba, the next phase would be to “lose […]

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2,100 Dives in Antarctica with Rob Robbins

2,100 Dives in Antarctica with Rob Robbins

28 March, 2017 at 7:20 am Comments are Disabled

  Antarctica is certainly not a normal location most people consider when it comes to dive destinations. White sand beaches and tropical waters are replaced with flat sea ice and unfathomably cold temperatures–especially when it comes time to jump in the water.  As for Dive Supervisor of the U.S. Antarctic Program, Rob […]

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Teens Expand Horizons with PADI Freediver

Teens Expand Horizons with PADI Freediver

23 March, 2017 at 5:06 am Comments are Disabled

To date, Captain Jason Buchheim, the founder and director of Odyssey Expeditions Tropical Marine Biology Voyages, an adventure program geared toward teens that focuses on sailing, scuba diving, and marine science, has led trips across the Caribbean from the British Virgin Islands to the Grenadines. And now, he’s adding freediving […]

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7 Women in Diving Everyone Should Know

7 Women in Diving Everyone Should Know

23 March, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

Assembling a list of the most important women in scuba diving history is no easy task. We began with dozens of women, but ultimately narrowed it down to the seven amazing divers below. We hope this list is merely a starting place that inspires you to learn more about women’s […]

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