Diving

Back to Cayman – a Love Story

Back to Cayman – a Love Story

8 April, 2014 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

In 2002, my then-boyfriend and I accompanied my parents down to Grand Cayman for what I now affectionately call a “make it or break it” trip. After a few days of soaking in the warm breezes, crystal clear water and relaxing island vibe — along with a Discover Scuba® dive — Cayman turned […]

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Seven Fascinating Seal Facts

Seven Fascinating Seal Facts

6 April, 2014 at 11:14 pm 0 comments

You already know that seals are adorably cute and easy-going, but what else do you know about these beloved creatures? Take a moment to learn more by reading these seven fascinating seal facts. Some of them may surprise you, and they may even cause you to fall in love with […]

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Interview with PADI Open Water Model Estrella Navarro Holm

Interview with PADI Open Water Model Estrella Navarro Holm

4 April, 2014 at 7:21 am 0 comments

Learning to be comfortable underwater is a challenge in itself, but imagine trying to be comfortable underwater while posing for pictures. In a recent photo shoot for PADI’s revised Open Water Diver manual, underwater model and free diver Estrella Navarro Holm proved that it takes more than being a good […]

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Symbiotic Sea Life

Symbiotic Sea Life

27 March, 2014 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Generally speaking, it’s not normal for one creature to crawl into the mouth of another. But in the underwater world, it’s just another day at the office for this cleaner shrimp. Symbiotic relationships between marine creatures are fascinating to observe, and for some animals necessary to survive. Here are three […]

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PADI Diver Spotlight – Manuel Bustelo

PADI Diver Spotlight – Manuel Bustelo

16 March, 2014 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

Manuel Bustelo is a thrill seeker. From skiing, mountain biking or high altitude trekking, Manuel loves it all and the adrenaline rush that comes with seeing the world from a unique perspective. He recalls contemplating sunsets at 6000 meters, “I thought that mountaineers were the lucky ones who could appreciate […]

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A Short History of the Shaka

A Short History of the Shaka

16 March, 2014 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The shaka hand gesture is the symbol made by holding the hand in a loose fist and extending the thumb and pinky finger with the back of the hand facing the recipient. You have most likely seen this gesture being flashed by surfers and Hawaiian natives, but do you know […]

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