To celebrate women in diving, PADI is spotlighting several women who have made significant contributions to the sport. This week, it’s 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 among others, will be highlighted […]Read more ›
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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 ›
For some, a nice relaxing warm-water dive just won’t cut it. Certain divers crave thrilling underwater action. If that sounds like you, then these 5 thrill seeking experiences might be right up your alley. 1. Tiger Beach, Bahamas A white sandy bottom at 6 metres / 20 feet deep doesn’t sound […]Read more ›
As a scuba diver, you get the opportunity to encounter all kinds of animals and marine life. Scuba diving underwater is akin to visiting another world, however what you’re able to see is largely dictated by factors such as visibility, time of year, geographic location and sometimes just plain luck. Although […]Read more ›
A member of the cephalopod family, the Nautilus is like a swimming snail with tentacles. This living fossil has changed very little in the past 500 million years. Slow to mature and slow to maneuver, the Nautilus can live to be 100 years old. Even with poor vision the Nautilus […]Read more ›