Scuba Careers

An Insight into my Journey Beneath by Christine Drane

An Insight into my Journey Beneath by Christine Drane

28 January, 2016 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Christine Drane, from Essex in the UK, has written about her love of diving and her journey towards becoming a PADI Professional in Koh Chang, Thailand. After completing my Divemaster course on Koh Samui, I knew what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go. Diving had taken a […]

Read more ›
Interview with David Valencia, Underwater Photographer and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Interview with David Valencia, Underwater Photographer and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

20 November, 2015 at 7:58 am Comments are Disabled

  “It’s the mystery, magic, beauty and abundance of life that draws us to the ocean. May these images beyond the ‘blue door’ expand your ocean awareness and inspire you to find your connection with it.” – David Valencia   PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and underwater photographer David Valencia has […]

Read more ›
My PADI Interview: Jennifer Idol

My PADI Interview: Jennifer Idol

7 October, 2015 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

“The direction of my career developed through PADI. Professionally, I was a graphic designer and photographer while I developed my scuba skills through continuing education. Taking ongoing classes helped me be a part of a community of like-minded divers who put safety first and had fun all the while.” Inspiration […]

Read more ›
Go Pro, Girls!

Go Pro, Girls!

18 July, 2015 at 1:00 am Comments are Disabled

Alexandra Dimitriou-Engeler is a dive center owner in Agia Napa, Cyprus. She became a diver in 1992 and received her bachelor’s degree in Oceanography at Plymouth University in 2003. Her love of the ocean has always been her driving force, and this has led to the natural progression of becoming […]

Read more ›
Alessandra Sicilia, PADI Master Instructor and Dive Center manager

Alessandra Sicilia, PADI Master Instructor and Dive Center manager

14 July, 2015 at 1:00 am Comments are Disabled

Alessandra Sicilia is the manager of TGI Diving, with three PADI Dive Centers in Egypt and a total of 12 around the world. PADI Regional Mananger Jonas Samuelsson interviewed her in the run up to the PADI Women’s Dive Day… Thank you very much for taking the time to share your […]

Read more ›
Interview with Gretchen Ashton, a Champion for Women and the Sport of Diving

Interview with Gretchen Ashton, a Champion for Women and the Sport of Diving

23 June, 2015 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

While some of the women spotlighted in PADI’s “Women in Diving” Series have been inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame, Gretchen Ashton brings credentials beyond just her dive certifications. She was just the second woman inducted into the AAU Power Lifting Hall of Fame and has set 21 […]

Read more ›