Featured Blogs

  • PADI Through the Decades: The 1960s

    PADI Through the Decades: The 1960s

    2016 marks an exciting year for PADI— our 50th Anniversary! Back in 1966, two passionate divers created the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, hoping to revolutionize the diving industry. Fifty years later, it’s clear that PADI has become a worldwide leader in dive training. As we reflect on our history, […]

  • The Journey to Becoming a PADI Instructor, Part 1

    The Journey to Becoming a PADI Instructor, Part 1

    In part one of this four part video series, follow along with PADI diver Nadia Aly as she travels to South Africa to complete her IDC (Instructor Development Course) and become a PADI Instructor. “Everyone I’ve talked to who’s done their IDC loved it, thought it was an amazing experience, […]

  • 5 Facts About the Sea Bunny Slug

    5 Facts About the Sea Bunny Slug

    Have you seen this sea creature before? Long before the sea bunny became quite the viral video sensation, these unique nudibranchs, named Jorunna parva, have been hippity-hopping around the waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Let’s learn a little about these seemingly “furry” friends. That’s No Fur Coat First of all, that white fur coat […]

  • My PADI Interview: Emily Krak

    My PADI Interview: Emily Krak

    To me “My PADI” means adventure, exploration, education, and conservation. The underwater world is a true wonder. It doesn’t matter how many dives I do, each time I am mesmerized by nature’s incredible beauty. There is so much still to be explored and PADI aids in nurturing that curiosity. The […]

  • From Thilas to Kandus: Scuba Diving in the Maldives

    From Thilas to Kandus: Scuba Diving in the Maldives

    With 20 atolls and around 1,200 islands the Maldives are, without doubt, one of the finest dive sites that our Blue Planet has to offer. Almost every diver dreams about visiting this stunning archipelago at least once in their lifetime. The azure blue lagoons surrounding the islands of the Maldives […]