Emily Bates


Recent blog posts written by Emily Bates

Mission Blue Hope Spot: Protecting the Gulf of California

Mission Blue Hope Spot: Protecting the Gulf of California

13 December, 2017 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

  The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez), located along the northwestern coast of Mexico, was named one of the top Hope Spots by Mission Blue founder, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Hope Spots are special locations around the world that are critical to the health of the […]

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Diving to Inspire: Meet PADI Master Scuba Diver Riley McNamara

Diving to Inspire: Meet PADI Master Scuba Diver Riley McNamara

10 November, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

“Scuba diving helped me find my place in the world. I made friends and it brought me out of my shell. It has taught me perseverance and responsibility.” In less than one year, PADI Master Scuba DiverTM, Riley McNamara, completed the PADI® Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Enriched […]

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PADI Staff is Committed to Protecting the Ocean

PADI Staff is Committed to Protecting the Ocean

8 November, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

If you work at PADI® Headquarters, chances are you have a huge passion for the underwater world- and with that comes a deep concern for the health of the ocean. It’s one thing to talk about conservation, but a whole new game to take action and maintain a sustainable lifestyle. […]

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The Blonde Abroad Talks Scuba Diving and Dream Destinations

The Blonde Abroad Talks Scuba Diving and Dream Destinations

26 October, 2017 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

  After leaving a stable career in corporate wealth management, PADI AmbassaDiver TM Kiersten Rich began a new journey called The Blonde Abroad, a solo female travel blog. Since then, she has been defining her own version of success by traveling to more countries than most do in their entire lifetimes, […]

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PADI Joins the Global Ghost Gear Initiative to Combat Lost and Abandoned Fishing Gear

PADI Joins the Global Ghost Gear Initiative to Combat Lost and Abandoned Fishing Gear

27 September, 2017 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

    PADI®  has joined the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), the first global alliance working to solve the worldwide problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear, known as ghost gear. Founded by World Animal Protection in 2015, the GGGI works to reduce the volume of ghost gear, remove and […]

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Surf Expo Returns to Orlando September 7-9

Surf Expo Returns to Orlando September 7-9

5 September, 2017 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Calling all Florida divers! Join us at Surf Expo on Saturday, September 8th to learn more about the PADI Freediver™ course and meet some of our team!  The show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, […]

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