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PADI AmbassaDiver Jillian Morris Dives with Shark Attack Survivor

PADI AmbassaDiver Jillian Morris Dives with Shark Attack Survivor

27 July, 2017 at 5:02 am Comments are Disabled

PADI AmbassaDiverTM Jillian Morris has dedicated her life to promoting and protecting sharks. After snorkeling with a nurse shark as a child, Jillian was inspired to learn more about the ocean and the sharks who live there. She studied behavioral biology and eventually became a PADI Divemaster and led shark-focused […]

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Shark Attack Survivor and Shark Advocate Mike Coots

Shark Attack Survivor and Shark Advocate Mike Coots

24 July, 2017 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

When Mike Coots was 18, he was attacked by a tiger shark while bodyboarding off the coast of Kauai. He lost most of his right leg, and nearly lost his life. An average person might decide to avoid the ocean, and renounce all sharks as bloodthirsty man-eaters, but Mike Coots […]

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For PADI, Every Week is Shark Week

For PADI, Every Week is Shark Week

24 July, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

This week marks the 29th season of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, appearing in more than 220 countries and territories around the world – a clear sign that it’s the perfect opportunity for PADI® to rally public support for shark conservation. Although the media (and most certainly Shark Week) have played […]

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Spotlight on Andaman Islands – A Mission Blue Hope Spot

Spotlight on Andaman Islands – A Mission Blue Hope Spot

6 July, 2017 at 8:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Photos supplied by Vikas Nairi In the Bay of Bengal, between the Indian peninsula and Myanmar lies the Andaman Islands – a vast and mostly uninhabited archipelago. The Islands may be India’s most remote state, but they, like many places in our world, are still largely vulnerable to the impacts […]

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Disabled Veterans Benefit from Scuba Diving at PADI Dive Shops

Disabled Veterans Benefit from Scuba Diving at PADI Dive Shops

3 July, 2017 at 5:03 am Comments are Disabled

Patriots for Disabled Divers (PFDD) offers therapeutic scuba training and experiences to people with disabilities through affiliate PADI dive shops in eleven states (and growing). Founded in 2009 by Jeff Currer, a retired US Navy Captain and his wife Merial, Patriots for Disabled Divers has trained more than 600 wounded […]

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Disabled Veterans Find Relief from Pain, PTSD Through Scuba Diving

Disabled Veterans Find Relief from Pain, PTSD Through Scuba Diving

21 June, 2017 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

“Learning to dive has been a dream come true. When I am underwater, I am weightless. I am free; free of my injuries, free of sorrows, free to dream. The men and women of Patriots for Disabled Divers immediately made me feel comfortable, accepted, as part of their family. Their […]

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