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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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Diver Named as CNN Hero

Diver Named as CNN Hero

5 March, 2012 at 6:02 am 0 comments

Congratulations to Ken Nedimyer. He’s making a difference in saving the underwater world we all love. Want to get involved? Check out the Coral Restoration Foundation website at www.coralrestoration.org and see how to help. Key Largo, Florida (CNN) — It was more than 40 years ago, but Ken Nedimyer still remembers […]

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Project Pink Tank Investigates Diver Health in Breast Cancer Survivors

Project Pink Tank Investigates Diver Health in Breast Cancer Survivors

6 September, 2011 at 10:15 pm 9 comments

The beginning of October brings the 25th Anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the launch of Project Pink Tank – a project looking at diver health outcomes among breast cancer survivors. Following their recovery from breast cancer, previously scuba certified women often reinstate diving as a form of […]

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Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society

Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society

27 April, 2011 at 6:17 pm 1 comment

Each year, the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) awards three Rolex Scholarships to young people who are considering a career in an underwater-related discipline. Each scholar recipient spends a year working alongside current leaders in underwater fields. As a sponsor of the Scholarship Society, the PADI organization congratulates the 2011 […]

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