The Live-Aboard Experience Whether you're looking for peace and relaxation or you just want to dive, dive, dive, you can make incredible memories with live-aboard diving. Not sure if it's for you or not?  Here are a few pros and cons to keep in mind: Pro:    You can usually dive as many dives as your computer...
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It's amazing how frequently you meet divers. I'm not sure if it's a common haircut we all have or just the fact that we all look consistently dehydrated. But, chances are, if there's another diver in the room, you'll end up talking bottom time soon enough. But, who is a diver? Personally, I tend to...
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 Many of the world’s shark species are disappearing — and fast. In one recent meeting with Project AWARE, a European Union government official said, “Unfortunately, sharks have an image problem. That means they have few sympathizers outside the conservation community.” And largely, we agree.  But divers are unique. We’re shark sympathizers. In fact, it sometimes...
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This is it.   Wake up.   Take action.  We all know the ocean (and lakes, rivers, quarries) need our support.  But exactly what type of support?  How can one person affect change and actually see it happen?  That’s why PADI and Project AWARE Foundation have teamed up to give the ocean a voice with  Sea the Change. It’s...
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The new range of PADI recreational and technical rebreather courses are well into development, with the first courses expected to be completed around the third quarter of this year. As you would expect, the process of course design and testing is intricate and detailed. Some of the world’s top rebreather experts are contributing to course...
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As part of your open water training, you learned the truth about common scuba diving myths such as: Sharks eat scuba divers You have to be an excellent swimmer to dive Diving is only for people who live in the tropics Today we're going to bust some myths about the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver...
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