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PADI Through the Decades: the 1980s

PADI Through the Decades: the 1980s

30 March, 2016 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

This is the third post in our 50th Anniversary series. Missed the first two? Get caught up on the 60s and 70s. The 1980s were when PADI truly became a leader in dive research. By taking the initiative to study diving, PADI was able to create new texts, tools, and […]

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Sharing a Passion for Conservation through Scuba Diving

Sharing a Passion for Conservation through Scuba Diving

28 March, 2016 at 5:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Arizona State University tourism student Matt Cernik swapped cactus for coral when he signed up for an internship with Great Barrier Reef operator and PADI Member, Passions of Paradise. “In Phoenix, where I’m from, the only waves to be seen are the daunting heat waves which rise off the desert […]

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PADI President/CEO Drew Richardson Honored with Diver of the Year Award

PADI President/CEO Drew Richardson Honored with Diver of the Year Award

25 March, 2016 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

We’re thrilled to announce that Drew Richardson, our very own President and CEO, has been named the 2016 Diver of the Year by Beneath the Sea. The Diver of the Year Award honors individuals whose presence in the industry have made significant and lasting contributions to the past, present and […]

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Visit PADI at ADEX Singapore 2016

Visit PADI at ADEX Singapore 2016

22 March, 2016 at 8:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), the longest running and largest dive expo in Asia, is celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2016. A must-attend event for anyone interested or involved in the world of diving, this expo has seen a continual increase in visitors over the years, with ADEX 2015 attracting over […]

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5 Must-Dive Sites in St. Lucia

5 Must-Dive Sites in St. Lucia

21 March, 2016 at 8:34 am Comments are Disabled

St. Lucia is a favorite Caribbean destination for its lush landscapes, iconic Pitons reaching over 2,600 feet high, gorgeous beaches and a plethora of historic plantations. Below the surface, the topography is equally impressive with dramatic wall dives, swift currents and shallow shelves housing everything from frogfish to seahorses. Divers […]

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The Dive Behind the Photo: Sophie Hart

The Dive Behind the Photo: Sophie Hart

14 March, 2016 at 7:52 am Comments are Disabled

This beautiful image from photographer and PADI Divemaster Sophie Hart is featured on the 2016 PADI Diving Society membership cards. We sat down with Sophie as she described the dive behind the shot, as well as some other insights into her budding career as an underwater photographer. When did you become a […]

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