Post Tagged with: "Australia"

Sharing a Passion for Conservation through Scuba Diving

Sharing a Passion for Conservation through Scuba Diving

28 March, 2016 at 5:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Arizona State University tourism student Matt Cernik swapped cactus for coral when he signed up for an internship with Great Barrier Reef operator and PADI Member, Passions of Paradise. “In Phoenix, where I’m from, the only waves to be seen are the daunting heat waves which rise off the desert […]

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Sail Ningaloo Wins Ecotourism Gold Award

Sail Ningaloo Wins Ecotourism Gold Award

8 December, 2015 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Congratulations to Sail Ningaloo, winning gold for Western Australia’s leading Ecotourism Operator, and bronze in the Adventure Tourism category at the Western Australia Tourism Awards. Sail Ningaloo are proudly carbon neutral, having calculated and offset their carbon emissions. Lannie and Luke Riley, owner operators, introduced liveaboard sailing tours to Coral Bay […]

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Abyss Scuba Diving in Sydney awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to PADI Instructor Development’

Abyss Scuba Diving in Sydney awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to PADI Instructor Development’

11 November, 2015 at 9:04 pm Comments are Disabled

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is delighted to announce that Abyss Scuba Diving from Ramsgate NSW, has received an award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to PADI Instructor Development’. Drew Richardson, President and CEO of PADI Worldwide presented the award to Peter Letts, owner of Abyss Scuba Diving at the […]

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First Female PADI Explorer Rebreather Instructors in Australia

First Female PADI Explorer Rebreather Instructors in Australia

2 September, 2015 at 9:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Congratulations to 4 thrill-seeking ladies, Samantha Patterson-Ross, Rachael Fallon, Andrea Payne and Leah Hurley who have recently become the first female PADI Explorer Rebreather Instructors in Australia! Under the expert instruction of PADI Course Directors, Peter Letts and Jamie Miller and using the Hollis Explorer Sports Rebreather, (a hybrid semi-closed rebreather) […]

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The Colossal Humphead Wrasse

The Colossal Humphead Wrasse

10 August, 2015 at 5:44 pm Comments are Disabled

The humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulates), commonly referred to as the Napoleon wrasse, Maori wrasse, or Napoleon fish, can be found hanging around coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific Oceans “from the Red Sea and the coast of East Africa to the central Pacific, south from Japan to New Caledonia”. Most people […]

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Interview with PT Hirschfield, a Truly Inspiring Person and Passionate Scuba Diver

Interview with PT Hirschfield, a Truly Inspiring Person and Passionate Scuba Diver

16 July, 2015 at 5:19 pm Comments are Disabled

This article was originally featured as part of PADI’s “Women in Diving” series, leading up to PADI Women’s Dive Day on 18th, July 2015.  By her own words, PT is a “wannabe underwater photographer and film-maker, swimming against terminal endometrial cancer one scuba dive at a time.” Residing in Victoria, […]

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