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Andre Miller: An Ambassador for Conservation

Andre Miller: An Ambassador for Conservation

5 May, 2016 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Guest blog post by Jo Walters Andre Miller is a marine scientist, PADI Dive Center owner and Master Scuba Diver Trainer, and a passionate leader of the conservation movement in Barbados. Andre was recently named a PADI AmbassaDiver.  “I grew up on a tiny island surrounded by a lot of water, […]

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PADI Through the Decades: the 1990s

PADI Through the Decades: the 1990s

28 April, 2016 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

This is the fourth post in our 50th Anniversary series. Make sure to catch up on the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The 1990s were a period of expansion for PADI. This decade opened up independent study and new courses, growing everything in the PADI library. 1991: Video support for PADI courses Instructional […]

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Welcome to the Dive Life: Next Steps for New Open Water Divers

Welcome to the Dive Life: Next Steps for New Open Water Divers

6 April, 2016 at 7:07 am Comments are Disabled

You’ve just become a certified diver, your shiny new card rests proudly in your pocket. Now what? You’re feeling a little trepidation about heading out on your own for the first time. And rightly so, but there’s nothing like a little trepidation to keep you on your toes. Harness that […]

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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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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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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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