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Annelie Pompe: Freediving Legend and Explorer

Annelie Pompe: Freediving Legend and Explorer

8 March, 2016 at 1:00 am Comments are Disabled

Start small by exploring the world around you… Annelie Pompe is a Swedish adventurer, motivational speaker, coach, author and photographer, and her achievements include a world record freedive to 126m, as well as being the first Swedish woman to summit Everest from the north side. PADI Regional Manager Jonas Samuelsson […]

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Family Ties: A My PADI Story

Family Ties: A My PADI Story

25 February, 2016 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

Words and photos by Rainer Jenss, PADI Open Water Diver and President & Founder of Family Travel Association. My wife and I became PADI certified in the summer of 1993, right before our wedding day.  Why?  Because we wanted to go scuba diving during our honeymoon, which took us to […]

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PADI Through the Decades: The 1970s

PADI Through the Decades: The 1970s

24 February, 2016 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

This is the second post in our 50th Anniversary series. You can find the first post here. The 1970s were years of explosive growth for PADI. Over the decade, PADI developed innovative new courses, gained credibility in the dive world, had huge increases in diver certifications, and more. The 1960s […]

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Meet PADI’s Latest AmbassaDiver Alexandra Baackes

Meet PADI’s Latest AmbassaDiver Alexandra Baackes

16 February, 2016 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Alex is a PADI diver, world traveler, writer, underwater videographer and all-around adventure seeker. You can follow her travels on her site Alex in Wanderland. Stay tuned for future posts on our blog where Alex will be sharing more dive adventures as PADI’s newest AmbassaDiver™. Greetings, fellow dive enthusiasts! My name […]

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The Journey to Becoming a PADI Instructor, Part 4

The Journey to Becoming a PADI Instructor, Part 4

12 February, 2016 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

“My world changed the minute I decided to become a PADI Open Water Diver. Little did I know that I would one day I would be traveling and diving around the world for a living. My PADI allows me to follow my passion.” – Nadia Aly In the conclusion of […]

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PADI Through the Decades: The 1960s

PADI Through the Decades: The 1960s

29 January, 2016 at 7:56 am Comments are Disabled

2016 marks an exciting year for PADI— our 50th Anniversary! Back in 1966, two passionate divers created the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, hoping to revolutionize the diving industry. Fifty years later, it’s clear that PADI has become a worldwide leader in dive training. As we reflect on our history, […]

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