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It’s a Wrap! Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017

It’s a Wrap! Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017

20 September, 2017 at 8:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Photo supplied by Freediving New Zealand PADI were proud to sponsor the Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals held in Auckland over the weekend. The event saw freedivers from across New Zealand and the world come together to compete across three disciplines – Static Apnea, Dynamic With Fins and Dynamic […]

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The Rewards of Teaching Scuba Diving to Youth Groups

The Rewards of Teaching Scuba Diving to Youth Groups

20 September, 2017 at 7:25 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Kerrie Eade of Ocean Turtle Diving One of the most rewarding aspects of running a dive centre and being a diving instructor is introducing new people to the underwater world that we all love. At Ocean Turtle Diving we are lucky to have a wide range, and diverse group, […]

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Hurricane Relief Efforts

Hurricane Relief Efforts

19 September, 2017 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

After two powerful storms hit Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, it has been a difficult time for the millions of people affected by evacuations, flooding, electrical outages and loss of loved ones. We empathize with our friends, family and colleagues after the Category 4 and 5 storms hit, bringing 298-kph/185-mph […]

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Trip of a Lifetime to the Great Barrier Reef Doesn’t Disappoint

Trip of a Lifetime to the Great Barrier Reef Doesn’t Disappoint

18 September, 2017 at 5:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Last month, to celebrate the Professional Association of Diving Instructor’s (PADI) 25 millionth diving certification, Sarah Gleeson and a buddy of her choosing were invited on a dream trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and saw first-hand the state of the Reef. “I had seen reports of the Great Barrier […]

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Interview with London Excel Outdoor Show Competition Winner – Katie Gibbs

Interview with London Excel Outdoor Show Competition Winner – Katie Gibbs

12 September, 2017 at 8:32 am Comments are Disabled

If you joined us at the London Excel Outdoor Show then you may have entered our competition to win a PADI course. We caught up with the winner of the competition, Katie Gibbs, to find out what she thought of her PADI Open Water Diver course she took at Flippas-n-Fins […]

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Juvenile Great White Shark Rescued at Sydney Beach

Juvenile Great White Shark Rescued at Sydney Beach

11 September, 2017 at 11:54 pm Comments are Disabled

A baby great white shark washed up at Shelly Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches yesterday afternoon. After several failed attempts to return the injured shark to the sea, rescuers moved it to the nearby Fairy Bower ocean pool. The juvenile shark, nicknamed ‘Fluffy,’ was around 2 metres (9.8 feet) long […]

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