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Favorite PADI Dive Shop Winner

Favorite PADI Dive Shop Winner

6 November, 2012 at 7:18 pm 0 comments

The winner of the PADI Dive Shop Appreciation Contest is Abyss Scuba Diving!   This a great achievement for Abyss Scuba Diving which is based in Sydney, Australia. It is a true testament to all their dedicated staff that help transform people’s lives through diving and they have now been selected as the ‘favorite PADI dive shop’ […]

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White Whale Mimics Divers

White Whale Mimics Divers

28 October, 2012 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

Researchers at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in California have found the mysterious voice telling divers to get out of the water. Researchers now believe that the voice is that of a teenage white whale called NOC. The researchers have suggested that the white whale may be attempting to make […]

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Miss Scuba International 2012

Miss Scuba International 2012

24 October, 2012 at 8:40 pm 0 comments

Miss Scuba International 2012 is now in full swing! While there has been many beauty pageants held in the past, many embracing great causes, none have focused on our oceans. Life on Earth as we know it today began with our oceans. Thus, the organizers of Miss Scuba International decided that it was […]

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Go Eco Phuket a huge success

Go Eco Phuket a huge success

2 October, 2012 at 11:03 pm 0 comments

Sunday saw the world’s largest Dive Against Debris underwater cleanup take place in Phuket, Thailand, in support of Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris month of action. Go Eco Phuket saw over 500 divers and 200 volunteers unite to help make a positive difference to the underwater environment. Supported by the Thai Government, PADI Dive Shops, PADI Professionals, […]

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Google Maps Goes Underwater

Google Maps Goes Underwater

25 September, 2012 at 9:58 pm 1 comment

Google is bringing the beauty of the underwater world to its ‘Street View’ in Google Maps. Using the latest technology and working with the Catlin Seaview Survey, Google was able to map and survey the health of coral reefs in selected regions. The images were taken using a specifically designed underwater camera called […]

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A 30-Hour Dive for The Dive Shop’s 30th Anniversary

A 30-Hour Dive for The Dive Shop’s 30th Anniversary

1 August, 2012 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

Story By Errol Duplessis*   28-29 July 2012 – Jeff Knapp, Assistant Manager of PADI Five Star IDC, The Dive Shop in Richmond, Virginia, USA succeeded in his effort to do a 30-hour marathon scuba dive at Lake Rawlings. Jeff entered the water at approximately 9:03 am EST Saturday morning on 28 July, and remained underwater for […]

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