Coral reefs are important, and they are in danger Coral reefs are home to about 25 percent of all known marine species and are used by countless other species at some point in their life cycle. Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and productive communities, often referred to […]Read more ›
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If you’ve ever wondered how to become a professional underwater photographer, advice from an accomplished professional could come in handy. That’s why we asked some photo pros to help us make a list of their best tips for turning pro. Enjoy! Start with Being a Good Diver and Good Photographer. […]Read more ›
The first thing you’ll notice is your vision narrowing to only what is lit by your flashlight. Once your eyes adjust, you’ll notice that the hard corals you saw in the daytime have unfurled tiny tentacles. Their feelers are tracking the water for a piece of tasty plankton. Shining a […]Read more ›
To celebrate women in diving, PADI is spotlighting several women who have made significant contributions to the sport. This week, we are featuring professional photographer and PADI Assistant Instructor Amanda Cotton. In addition to numerous awards, Amanda’s work has been featured by National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Magazine and many others […]Read more ›
Are you new to scuba diving? Do you want to avoid making a misstep in front of potential new dive buddies? Mastering scuba lingo and diver etiquette can be an important part of learning to dive. Most scuba-culture “dos and don’ts” are covered in your Open Water course, which means […]Read more ›
What do Olympic swimmers, break-dancers, superheroes, and reality TV shows have to do with a Spanish Dancer Nudibranch? The Nudibranch is nicknamed “Nudi.” Pronounced as “Nudi-Brank,” Brank sounds like the word “bank” with an R. “Spanish Dancer” is a derivative of the undulating whirl of a Flamenco dancer’s red skirt. […]Read more ›