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Positivity and Keys Strong After Irma

Positivity and Keys Strong After Irma

24 October, 2017 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver, Jack Fishman Much like the thick limestone structure of a bountiful coral reef ecosystem in the face of a category 4 hurricane, the resilience of the people in south Florida is powerful. When I moved to the Keys three years ago, I was struck by the passion […]

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Texas Ready to Welcome Back Divers After Hurricane Harvey

Texas Ready to Welcome Back Divers After Hurricane Harvey

24 October, 2017 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

The damage Harvey left in its path was record breaking, with massive flooding that caused more than 30,000 people to flee to Houston shelters. The estimated cost of repairs is a hefty $190 billion US (compared to Hurricane Katrina at $125 billion US and Hurricane Sandy at $65 billion US). […]

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Where to Dive After Hurricane Irma and Maria

Where to Dive After Hurricane Irma and Maria

24 October, 2017 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

  Some of our most beloved dive destinations have suffered severe devastation after an active hurricane season, including power outages, water shortages and extensive damage to property, leaving the dive community wondering how to help – and when the dive shops will be open again for business. Though the damage […]

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Underwater World Records

Underwater World Records

16 October, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

Have you ever wondered how deep a (properly-trained) diver could go? Or how far someone could swim in one breath? Read on to learn about some of the most amazing achievements in diving. Longest Underwater Swim on One Breath – Male (2016) In 2016, Venezuelan and PADI AmbassaDiver Carlos Coste […]

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It’s a Wrap! Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017

It’s a Wrap! Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017

20 September, 2017 at 8:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Photo supplied by Freediving New Zealand PADI were proud to sponsor the Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals held in Auckland over the weekend. The event saw freedivers from across New Zealand and the world come together to compete across three disciplines – Static Apnea, Dynamic With Fins and Dynamic […]

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The Rewards of Teaching Scuba Diving to Youth Groups

The Rewards of Teaching Scuba Diving to Youth Groups

20 September, 2017 at 7:25 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Kerrie Eade of Ocean Turtle Diving One of the most rewarding aspects of running a dive centre and being a diving instructor is introducing new people to the underwater world that we all love. At Ocean Turtle Diving we are lucky to have a wide range, and diverse group, […]

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