PADI Dive Stories Podcast
Immerse yourself in the underwater world with Dive Stories. PADI presents monthly podcast episodes sharing diving’s most inspirational characters and their narratives with the world. We’re talking scuba, freediving, underwater exploration, travel, conservation, and all things in and around the ocean. Join us as we seek adventure and save the ocean.
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Scuba Jake - Discovering Treasure at Unique Dive Sites
An explorative chat with underwater treasure hunter and YouTube star Jake Koehler (Scuba Jake). Jake shares all about the unique treasures he’s found over the years, some seriously epic dive stories from some very strange dive sites, and his thoughts on the importance of inspiring others to look beneath the surface. To check out more of Scuba Jake’s underwater adventures, you can find him on social media and YouTube @DALLMYD.
Julia - Taking Action for the Ocean as a Youth Diver
An uplifting interview with 13 year old PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver and passionate ocean conservationist, Julia. Julia shares all about her experiences as a young diver, the creative ways she’s taking action for the ocean, and what gives her hope when it comes to the future of our blue planet. To learn more about Julia’s conservation work, you can check out her Facebook page Seed of Hope and find her on Instagram @julia_into_the_blue.
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Season 2 Episode 3
Andy & Emma Casagrande - Shining a Spotlight on Sharks
An action-packed discussion with award-winning shark photographers and conservationists, Andy and Emma Casagrande. This dynamic duo shares all about their shark diving adventures around the world, what it means to be on Shark Week, and their thoughts on the importance of protecting and respecting sharks. To learn more about Andy and Emma’s work, you can follow them on social media @abc4explore and @emma_casagrande.
Season 2 Episode 4
Dr. Asha de Vos
An empowering conversation with Marine Biologist and ocean educator, Dr. Asha de Vos. Asha shares all about her work studying blue whales in Sri Lanka and beyond, the differences between scuba diving and deep sea submersible diving, and her fundamental thoughts on the importance of protecting our ocean planet. To learn more about Asha and her work, visit oceanswell.org and follow her on social media @ashadevos.
Photo Credit: Bret Hartman
Season 2 Episode 5
Cody Unser - Inspiring Adaptive Scuba Divers
An uplifting chat with PADI AmbassaDiver and adaptive diving advocate, Cody Unser. Cody shares all about her personal adaptive diving journey, about the power of introducing people living with paralysis to the world of scuba, and her fundamental thoughts on the importance of seeking adventure. To learn more about Cody and support her work with the Cody Unser First Step Foundation you can follow her on social media @codyfirststep and visit codyfirststep.org.
Photo Credit: Zach Stovall
Season 2 Episode 6
Kristal Ambrose - Standing Up to Ocean Plastic Pollution
A dynamic interview with ocean plastic pollution activist, Kristal Ambrose. Kristal shares all about her efforts to reduce plastic pollution in the Bahamas and beyond, how scuba diving has played a key role in inspiring her passion for conservation, and her fundamental thoughts on the importance of connecting with the underwater world. To learn more about Kristal and her work you can follow along on social media @bahamasplasticmovement and visit bahamasplasticmovement.org.
Photo credit: Dorlan Curtis Jr.
Season 2 Episode 7
Melodie Treviño - Diving into the Unknown in Mexico
An empowering chat with PADI Instructor and Tec Diver, Melodie Treviño. Melodie shares all about her adventures diving in Mexico’s cenotes and beyond, what draws her to technical diving, and her fundamental thoughts on being a PADI Professional. To learn more about Melodie, her underwater adventures, and her work, you can follow her on social media @watermelodie.
Photo credit: Richard Schmittner
Season 2 Episode 8
Pascal van Erp - Clearing the Ocean of Ghost Nets
An activating conversation with marine conservation diver and Founder of Ghost Diving, Pascal van Erp. Pascal shares all about his experiences removing ghost fishing gear from the underwater world, about the innovative products being created from what he collects, and his fundamental thoughts on how we can all be part of the solution to ghost fishing. To learn more about Pascal and his work, you can follow him on social media @suberp and visit ghostdiving.org.
Season 2 Episode 9
Brandee Anthony - Bringing Mermaiding to the Mainstream
A fantastical interview with PADI AmbassaDiver and professional mermaid, Brandee Anthony. Brandee shares all about her personal mermaid journey, her epic diving adventures around Florida, and her fundamental passion for teaching others to become PADI mermaids. To learn more about Brandee and her mermaid adventures, you can follow her on social media @verobeachmermaid.
Season 2 Episode 10
Shawn Heinrichs - Protecting 30% of the Ocean by 2030
An inspiring discussion with marine conservation photographer and co-founder of SeaLegacy, Shawn Heinrichs. Shawn shares all about his passion for photographing the beauty and vulnerability of ocean animals, some seriously incredible marine life encounters, and his thoughts on the importance of PADI and SeaLegacy’s partnership to accelerate ocean protection. To learn more about Shawn and his work, you can follow him on social media @shawnheinrichs, and visit sealegacy.org. Plus, make sure to sign the petition urging world leaders to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030: only.one/ocean30.
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A behind-the-lens exclusive with world-renowned conservation photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier. This dynamic duo shares some seriously epic and important dive stories, what it means to be each other’s dive buddies from the poles to the tropics, and their fundamental thoughts on all things ocean conservation. Paul and Cristina are co-founders of ocean conservation non-profit SeaLegacy and conservation activation platform Only One.
A profoundly deep and inspiring interview with PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Saudi female tec diver Nouf Alosaimi. Nouf shares how scuba diving has positively changed her life, what it means to help other Saudi women discover the underwater world through her company Pink Bubbles Divers, and all about her relationship with the Red Sea. Follow her journey on Instagram @redseacitizen and @pinkbubblesdivers.
An in-depth, dynamic conversation with Thai actor and conservationist Alex Rendell. Alex shares some of his favorite diving adventures in Thailand and beyond, his passion for teaching conservation above and below the surface as the co-founder of Environmental Education Center Thailand, and the responsibility he feels to use his platform to bring environmentalism to the mainstream. Follow his conservation and diving journey on Instagram @alexrendell.
An empowering chat with ocean science communicator Danni Washington – the first woman of color to host an American science TV show. Danni shares all about her background in Marine Biology, her passion for connecting youth with the ocean through her non-profit The Big Blue & You, some seriously incredible diving adventures, and the absolute importance of diversity in science and conservation. Follow her ocean conservation journey on Instagram @danniwashington.
An uplifting discussion with shark conservationist Jillian Morris, more commonly known as Bimini Shark Girl. From the tiny Bahamian island she calls home, Jillian shares inspiring shark diving stories, the ways in which diving has shaped her life, and all about her passion for empowering youth through her educational non-profit Sharks4Kids. To learn more about Jillian’s work, find her on social media @biminisharkgirl.
An inspiring interview with NASA Astronaut and Marine Biologist Dr. Jessica Meir. Jessica shares some seriously incredible scientific diving stories from the poles to the tropics, all about the similarities and differences between scuba diving and space walks, and what it’s like to look down on this blue planet we all call home. To learn more about Jessica, you can find her on social media @astro_jessica.
A dynamic conversation with Founder and CEO of The Ocean Agency, Richard Vevers. Richard shares how he brings his expertise in advertising to the world of ocean conservation, all about his role in the hit Netflix documentary Chasing Coral, and the many reasons he feels optimistic in looking to the future. To learn more about the many remarkable projects and campaigns that Richard has brought to life, visit theoceanagency.org.
An explorative chat with PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Captain of Expedition Drenched, Nate Porter. Nate shares what it’s like to sail and dive around the world aboard his floating home, all about his journey pursuing a career as a dive professional, and his thoughts on the importance of seeking adventure and saving the ocean. To learn more, check out weekly Expedition Drenched YouTube videos and follow them on social media @expeditiondrenched.
An entertaining discussion with ocean exploration and activism power couple, Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau. This dynamic duo shares all about their motivations to expand the Cousteau legacy, some seriously incredible diving adventures, and their thoughts on the present and future of ocean conservation. To learn more about Philippe and Ashlan’s work, follow them on social media @pcousteau and @ashlancousteau, and visit earthecho.org.
An illuminating interview with Australian Freediver and Founder of The Pressure Project, Adam Sellars. Adam shares what it’s like exploring the underwater world on a single breath, some epic dive stories from around Australia, and all about how the fundamentals of freediving can help us deal with pressures above and below the surface. To learn more, follow The Pressure Project on social media @pressureproject and visit thepressureproject.com.au.
An in-depth exclusive with legendary oceanographer and Founder of Mission Blue, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Sylvia shares all about her pioneering adventures beneath the surface of the ocean, about Mission Blue’s global network of Hope Spots, as well as her fundamental thoughts on protecting the blue heart of the planet. To learn more about Sylvia and her work, visit missionblue.org and follow Mission Blue on social media @mission_blue.
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