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A PADI Master Instructor’s Mission with NASA

By Tara Bradley Connell As a subcontractor diver for Commercial Diving International Services (CDIS), Michael Cuesta has had his fill of underwater adventures. So, when NASA came calling, he didn’t miss a beat. Unbeknown to him, the task was something Cuesta had been training for all of his life. While stationed in the Philippines …read […]

A Month By Month Guide to Saving the Ocean 

By Sarah Russell It’s been a shaky start to the year for all of us. I hear the words “when everything is back to normal…” but with carbon emissions falling fast, wildlife showing up in abundance, and blue skies replacing smog in busy cities, I can’t help but think, maybe things shouldn’t go …read more […]

Roadmap to Diving the New South Wales Coast

By Sarah Wormald The coastline of New South Wales could keep a diver occupied for lifetime. As temperate waters meet tropical, the unique mix and biodiversity of this region is sure to impress even the most well-travelled of divers. With a huge choice of dive sites to explore you’ll find everything from wrecks …read more […]

Marine Debris Torchbearers

By Ocean Allison As divers and ocean-lovers, we are well aware that marine debris and plastic pollution are negatively impacting ocean health globally. With PADI’s longstanding commitment to ocean conservation, and new mission to create a billion torchbearers to seek adventure and save the ocean – we’re highlighting torchbearers from around the world …read more […]

4 Reasons to Do Your Next Scuba Diving Course Locally

By Megan Denny There’s a small bright spot in our COVID-19 world. Local waterways and beaches are thriving with fewer people around and marine mammals and schools of fish have been spotted closer to shore.  What does this mean for divers? Your local dive spots are going to be better than you’ve …read more […]

Greenwashing – What is it and how can I avoid it?

By Emma Daffurn Over the past decade, the phrases ‘eco’, ‘eco resort’ and ‘eco lodge’ have grown hugely in popularity. From Raja Ampat, to the Mexican Riviera and the Honduran Bay Islands, ‘eco’ options are now a standard choice for most divers seeking vacation accommodation. Many of us are no longer able to …read more […]

5 Reasons You Should Go Diving in Jervis Bay, Australia

By Joelle Turton-Scheffer ‘All images provided by Underwater Photographer and PADI Divemaster, Jordan Robins’ Famous for having the ‘whitest sand in the world’ and sparkling blue waters, Jervis Bay is a paradise waiting to be explored. Located just 3 hours from Sydney, Jervis Bay is the ideal destination for those looking for …read more Source:: […]

Learn a New Diving Course From Home

By Sarah Wormald Do you want to develop your dive skills, learn something new and expand your scuba knowledge? Did you know that you can learn new skills related to diving without going underwater? You can! Check out some of our favourite courses that you can take online… from home! Dive Theory If …read more […]

10 Facts About Seagrass You Probably Didn’t Know

By Emma Daffurn 1. There are around 50 different species spread all over the globe Seagrasses evolved roughly 100 million years ago from grass on land, which is why vast marine meadows can be reminiscent of our terrestrial grasslands. Often confused with seaweed (which is a relatively simple algae), seagrasses are organized into …read more […]

Saving Marine Species in Thailand Through Marine Rewilding

By Guest Blogger Guest article written by PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Robin Fewster Sharks used to be plentiful in Thailand’s Pattaya and Sattahip areas. From black and white tipped reef sharks to bamboo sharks, Thailand had regular shark sightings in the early years of the 21st century. Unfortunately, this soon changed as …read more […]

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