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, […]Read more ›
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Underwater wrecks, hidden away from non-divers, are a three-dimensional history lesson exclusively made for scuba divers. Some wrecks originate from tragedy, and others are sunk on purpose. A wreck dive can be a sunken ship, boat, car, plane, or even a train. Wreck diving gives us a sense of scale […]Read more ›
The history of diving starts with pictures found on the walls of caves depicting people breathing air underwater stored in goat bladders. Diving bells, hard hat, and surface supplied air laid the foundation for the equipment recreational scuba divers use today. As the name suggests, scuba diving today wouldn’t exist […]Read more ›
The list of amazing wreck sites can go on and on… All across the world there are hidden and popular sites that attract divers of all skill levels. From the most experienced to the novice, divers cannot resist the allure of a mysterious sunken ship. There is plenty to discover, what […]Read more ›
The shaka hand gesture is the symbol made by holding the hand in a loose fist and extending the thumb and pinky finger with the back of the hand facing the recipient. You have most likely seen this gesture being flashed by surfers and Hawaiian natives, but do you know […]Read more ›
Divers owe a lot to Jacques Cousteau. Often nicknamed “the father of scuba diving,” Cousteau played a huge role in the development of modern scuba diving. He also raised awareness of various marine life and opened eyes to the problems that endanger it. Here are just three of the ways […]Read more ›