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Scuba Show 2017

Scuba Show 2017

4 May, 2017 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Join PADI® staff at Scuba Show, 6-7 May 2017, in Long Beach, California. With more than 300 exhibitors, seminars and clinics, the 30th edition of the show promises to be an exciting weekend. Throughout the weekend, attendees will have access to hundreds of enthusiastic scuba diving experts and a passionate diving […]

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FORCE BLUE Deploys Special Forces Veterans to Save Coral Reefs

FORCE BLUE Deploys Special Forces Veterans to Save Coral Reefs

2 February, 2017 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

FORCE BLUE is a nonprofit organization that provides a new mission for former combat divers and Special Operation Force (SOF) veterans: healing endangered coral reefs. Its three co-founders, Chief Executive Director Jim Ritterhoff, Director Keith Sahm of PADI® Five Star IDC Sunset House in Grand Cayman and Director and former […]

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The Bearer of Dreams – Elite Instructor Ross Neill

The Bearer of Dreams – Elite Instructor Ross Neill

10 January, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

With more than 20 years of experience as a PADI Professional, Ross Neill is a five time Platinum Course Director and 300 Level Elite Instructor dedicated introducing people to their diving dreams – whether they aspire to become a diver, become a better diver or become a PADI Professional. Below, […]

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Wounded Veterans and the WAVES Project

Wounded Veterans and the WAVES Project

23 August, 2016 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

How the WAVES Project and the underwater world are helping wounded veterans heal through diving After a family friend and United States Marine, Jon Schumacher, was injured in an IED blast on his second tour in Afghanistan, he lost both legs above the knee and three fingers on this left […]

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Another Action-Packed Total Submersion in the Books

Another Action-Packed Total Submersion in the Books

12 August, 2016 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

Total Submersion By Melissa Gaskill Packing up at the end of the week, I struggled to fit everything into my suitcase. Blame addition of a PADI® dry bag, coffee mug, water bottle, hat and other swag collected during the 17th Annual PADI Total Submersion. This week of world-class diving, great friends, […]

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Total Sub’s Celeb Guest: Julie Andersen

Total Sub’s Celeb Guest: Julie Andersen

7 June, 2016 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Founder of the non-profit Shark Angels, Andersen has spent hundreds of hours, cage free, with sharks. Traversing around the world for the past decade, her journey has taken her to all corners of the earth where she has become intimately acquainted with dozens of species. Andersen fell in love with […]

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