Diving

Meet PADI AmbassaDiver Gerardo Del Villar, Shark Conservationist

Meet PADI AmbassaDiver Gerardo Del Villar, Shark Conservationist

1 February, 2017 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

For anyone that’s had the privilege to meet PADI AmbassaDiver Gerardo Del Villar, it may come as a surprise that his first dream was to become a professional snowboarder and represent his country, Mexico, in the Olympics. It wasn’t until he was two years into his training that he decided […]

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PADI Celebrates a Milestone with 25 Million Certifications

PADI Celebrates a Milestone with 25 Million Certifications

27 January, 2017 at 5:27 am Comments are Disabled

  On 29 December 2016, in the final days of PADI’s golden anniversary year, a milestone was reached. Sarah Gleeson, a 22-year-old from Alberta, Canada, became a PADI® Open Water Diver earning her PADI’s 25 millionth certification. To celebrate the occasion, and 50 years as The Way the World Learns to […]

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From Snorkeling to Getting Scuba Certified: What You Need to Know

From Snorkeling to Getting Scuba Certified: What You Need to Know

25 January, 2017 at 4:35 am Comments are Disabled

If you’re already a strong snorkeler, or at least comfortable with your face in the water, you’re well on your way to getting Open Water Diver certified. But it won’t be a total cakewalk. Here are the top three skills that will surprise even the most experienced snorkelers. You’ll need […]

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Sea Lions of Los Islotes: The Story Behind the New Limited Edition PADI Certification Card

Sea Lions of Los Islotes: The Story Behind the New Limited Edition PADI Certification Card

24 January, 2017 at 6:58 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Jennifer Small Underwater photographer, filmmaker and PADI Course Director Luke Inman opens up about his passion for diving, his connection with the Sea of Cortez, and his relationship with the sea lion that inspired PADI’s new limited-edition replacement certification card.   Of all of the places you have […]

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Freediving with AmbassaDiver Akim Ladhari

Freediving with AmbassaDiver Akim Ladhari

23 January, 2017 at 12:39 am Comments are Disabled

Can you please introduce yourself and tell us a bit more about you? My name is Akim Ladhari, I am French and grew up in the south of Paris. However, I used to spend about three months each year visiting where my parents are from on the coast of Tunisia. […]

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8 Frosty Creatures to See When Ice Diving

8 Frosty Creatures to See When Ice Diving

19 January, 2017 at 12:25 am Comments are Disabled

Divers tend to be the friendly, welcoming sort. We’re always game to have an adventure and meet new people. But every now and again we throw down. It usually goes something like this: Diver 1: That’s great you got to snorkel with whale sharks. Did I tell you about the […]

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