Asia Pacific

Conservation and Fund-Raising Day in Malaysia

Conservation and Fund-Raising Day in Malaysia

11 May, 2014 at 10:52 pm 0 comments

It was a good day for conservation on the 25th April 2014 when PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures joined forces with Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu for a day of awareness and fund raising, including a cleanup and mangrove planting project at Gaya Island, Borneo. […]

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An interview with PADI Divemaster, Cameron Schwaiger

An interview with PADI Divemaster, Cameron Schwaiger

29 April, 2014 at 9:32 pm 0 comments

PADI recently interviewed Cameron Schwaiger from Kew in Victoria who took up his dream job as a PADI Divemaster at Academy of Scuba, a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in Glen Iris and Rye.   Describe a typical day in your working life as a PADI Divemaster. For me […]

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I Heart My PADI Pro – Contest Winners

I Heart My PADI Pro – Contest Winners

23 April, 2014 at 1:32 am 0 comments

Congratulations to the three winners of the I Heart My PADI Pro contest – Jennifer Lane, Melissa Leonard and Sally Watson. The I Heart My PADI Pro contest took place in February and March 2014 via the PADI Facebook page. PADI Divers were asked to nominate the PADI Professional who […]

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First PADI Instructor Exam in Brunei

First PADI Instructor Exam in Brunei

18 April, 2014 at 12:06 am 0 comments

Known as the green heart of Borneo, Brunei is fast becoming also known for its stunning blue seas and underwater treasures! A truly unspoilt gem, Brunei recently hosted its first PADI Instructor Exam with fantastic results! From the 15-16th of February this year, 11 candidates partook in both written exams […]

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Google Street View: Sydney Harbour and surroundings

Google Street View: Sydney Harbour and surroundings

6 March, 2014 at 8:17 pm 0 comments

As one of the most popular and cosmopolitan cities in the world, Sydney is a lively, exciting and beautiful place to be. With the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House in the background, a boat ride out on Sydney Harbour, particularly on a warm summer’s day, can make for a […]

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Manta Rays Fly High in Indonesia

Manta Rays Fly High in Indonesia

27 February, 2014 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

On 21st February, 2014 the government of Indonesia declared the entire Archipelago as a Manta Ray Sanctuary.  This new protection for these gentle giants of the marine world is a great win for conservation and diving tourism in the extensive island nation.  There is approx 5.8 million square kilometers of ocean […]

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