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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Dear Diving, Thank you for making us feel tiny, humbled, inspired, and free… all at once! We can’t express enough for diving. While we often get caught up in our love for diving, it’s important to take pause and reflect on this incredible sport—a sport that brings so many people […]Read more ›
Part of you wants to throw a parade because the scuba trip you’ve been planning for months is next week. The other part of you is dreading the fact that you have to pack all your scuba gear. What if you forget something? You could end up having to rent […]Read more ›
“It’s the mystery, magic, beauty and abundance of life that draws us to the ocean. May these images beyond the ‘blue door’ expand your ocean awareness and inspire you to find your connection with it.” – David Valencia PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and underwater photographer David Valencia has […]Read more ›
Guest post by Emily Krak From eerie shipwrecks to underwater cemeteries, here are six spooky dive sites that will give you the creeps. Truk Lagoon, Micronesia If you are looking for a thrill-seeking adventure, visit the ghost fleet of Truk Lagoon, also known as Chuuk. With more than 50 major […]Read more ›
“The direction of my career developed through PADI. Professionally, I was a graphic designer and photographer while I developed my scuba skills through continuing education. Taking ongoing classes helped me be a part of a community of like-minded divers who put safety first and had fun all the while.” Inspiration […]Read more ›