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 […]Read more ›
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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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 ›
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 ›