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My PADI Story: Daniel Bichsel, Freediver Instructor

My PADI Story: Daniel Bichsel, Freediver Instructor

3 September, 2017 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

We spoke to PADI Freediver Instructor, Daniel Bichsel about his freediving journey so far and how it’s shaped his life and beliefs. How did you get into freediving? Here’s the short version of a long story! As long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the underwater world. […]

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And the Winners of the PADI 4 Marine Animals Contest Are…

And the Winners of the PADI 4 Marine Animals Contest Are…

7 August, 2017 at 1:25 pm Comments are Disabled

In November 2016, PADI® announced our Four Pillars of Change, to help connect the PADI community to the ocean causes they care about. In line with this we put the call out for our community to tell us about their favorite marine animal OR a marine life encounter they’ve experienced. We […]

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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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