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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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Top Dive Sites in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Top Dive Sites in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

16 August, 2017 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

Have you ever been interested in scuba diving in Jamaica? Ocho Rios, or Ochi, is located on the beautiful North East side of the island, in the parish of St. Ann, and is situated near the Jamaican Blue Mountains – and is a thriving tourist area with a beautiful underwater […]

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PADI RNLI Diver Sea Survival Course

PADI RNLI Diver Sea Survival Course

2 August, 2017 at 4:26 am Comments are Disabled

Would you like to develop new skills to be better prepared to deal with the unexpected at sea? Are you interested in learning how to respond in the event of a diving related emergency underwater and at the surface? Then the PADI RNLI Diver Sea Survival Specialty Course is for […]

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Join PADI at InterDive 2017!

Join PADI at InterDive 2017!

31 July, 2017 at 5:06 am Comments are Disabled

Once again, PADI will be exhibiting at InterDive, taking place at Messe Friedrichshafen from the 21st to 24th September. We invite you, your diving and your non-diving friends to visit us at the PADI Village where PADI staff will be on hand to have a friendly chat and answer all […]

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The Rise and Rise of Female Scuba Divers

The Rise and Rise of Female Scuba Divers

14 July, 2017 at 12:43 am Comments are Disabled

By guest blogger, and founder of Girls that Scuba, Sarah Richard. Scuba diving, like many sports, has historically been a male dominated field. However, this is changing. Since PADI’s first Women’s Dive Day in 2014 there has been a 2.2% increase in female certifications for PADI recreational courses, from 37.2% […]

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WW1 wreck HMS Drake has been awarded Monument Status

WW1 wreck HMS Drake has been awarded Monument Status

6 July, 2017 at 2:42 am Comments are Disabled

There has been exciting news in Ireland; the WW1 wreck HMS Drake has been awarded Monument Status. The wreck, situated in Church Bay at Rathlin Island in Northern Ireland sunk in 1917 after being torpedoed by a German U boat. Despite being damaged by a fishing trawler, which subsequently sank […]

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