Megan


PADI MSDT and diver for 10+ years, eMarketing executive for PADI Americas.

Recent blog posts written by Megan

Photo Contest Winner David Valencia – The Story Behind the Shot

Photo Contest Winner David Valencia – The Story Behind the Shot

25 November, 2013 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

In 2014, every PADI Diving Society member will receive a membership card with this amazing whale shark photo from photographer David Valencia. David, a marine biologist and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer has logged more than 7000 dives and currently works on the Solmar V liveaboard out of Cabo San […]

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Gift Ideas for Scuba Divers

Gift Ideas for Scuba Divers

15 November, 2013 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

If you’ve got a scuba diver on your shopping list, here some gift ideas based on popular gifts I’ve given, received or recommended in recent years. Hope you’ll find inspiration for the perfect gift for your dive instructor, buddy or scuba diving friend. [slideshow gallery_id="8"]   Gift Ideas for New […]

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Underwater Video 101

Underwater Video 101

13 November, 2013 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

With underwater cameras getting cheaper and more accessible, many divers (including myself) have taken a giant stride into the world of underwater video. I’ve been a diver for more than ten years, but it wasn’t until the advent of small, easy-to-use camera systems like the GoPro that I even considered […]

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We Asked PADI Staff: What Was Your First Job?

We Asked PADI Staff: What Was Your First Job?

12 November, 2013 at 11:02 am 0 comments

Alan Jan – Manager Instructor Development My first job was as a pastry chef. I learned from one of the best chocolatier in Switzerland (at the time)and was specialized in truffles, fine chocolates and other pastries. I later on worked for several high end hotels and learned to be a […]

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Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

10 November, 2013 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

Gift giving can be both fun and madding. What sort of gift do you get for the diver (or dive instructor) who has everything? Here are some eco-friendly ideas sure to please your favorite ocean-goer. Looptworks iPad and laptop covers and cases made from “upcycled” (reminant) wetsuit neoprene  - – – […]

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Cubicle Throwdown: Trading Office Life for Whale Sharks

Cubicle Throwdown: Trading Office Life for Whale Sharks

7 November, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

When asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” What child answers, “I want to work in a cubicle!” Unfortunately for millions of us, that is our lot, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Meet Rika – a former legal administrative assistant who kicked her […]

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