Environment

Coral Reef-Safe Sunscreen for Scuba Diving?

Coral Reef-Safe Sunscreen for Scuba Diving?

27 June, 2013 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

What’s the Best Sunscreen for Scuba Diving? View the updated post… Growing up in the Pacific Northwest United States, sunscreen was something I bought once every five years. This a terrible idea, if course, because sunscreens expire in 1-3 years. I wised up after becoming an active diver and have spent […]

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Video: Making A Difference – Dives Against Debris

Video: Making A Difference – Dives Against Debris

24 May, 2013 at 11:35 am 0 comments

An amazing video from PADI Instructor Joanna Hurford who lives on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. The video shows the dedication of everyone involved in making a real difference. Over the space of around 10 beach clean ups, this rubbish was collected on Gili Trawangan which is a small island off north […]

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Coral Reefs 101

Coral Reefs 101

24 May, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Coral reefs offer endless exploration opportunities for divers. It’s fascinating to think that these underwater structures are made from calcium carbonate secreted by living corals that grow and transform over thousands of years. But how do reefs come to be, and what exactly separates a fringing reef from a barrier […]

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Thank You PADI Divers for Saving Our Sharks!

Thank You PADI Divers for Saving Our Sharks!

19 March, 2013 at 10:31 am 0 comments

Support from PADI Divers helped sharks and rays get the international protection they need and deserve. PADI Divers rallied the global dive community behind five species of sharks, two species of manta rays and one species of sawfish. Because of all your hard work and commitment to ocean conservation, all […]

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Alligator receives prosthetic tail

Alligator receives prosthetic tail

13 March, 2013 at 5:04 am 0 comments

Following on from Yu the turtle who received artificial limbs, we have “Mr Stubbs”, the alligator who was rescued by the Phoenix Herpatological Society in Arizona in 2005 after having his tail bitten off. After many months of development Mr Stubbs can now walk and swim again. If you missed it, check out Yu’s story.   […]

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New Certification Card Helps Protect Mantas

New Certification Card Helps Protect Mantas

7 February, 2013 at 8:26 pm 1 comment

Manta rays are incredible creatures and any diver who has been lucky enough to dive alongside one of these beautiful creatures will be able to tell you how truly amazing they are. Unfortunately, mantas are at risk of extinction and PADI is proud to support Project AWARE and divers in their conversation efforts […]

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