What is Dive Against Debris?

The Project AWARE Dive Against Debris initiative not only has obvious positive effects for marine life and our oceans, but is also helping drive policy changes for a cleaner future. Our polluted planet Many societies, strongly influenced by consumerism, have a problem with overconsumption. Many of us rely on far too many disposable items. The…

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The Unsung Pioneers of Diving – Part 1

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver, Gemma Smith With technology in diving constantly evolving, and the boundaries of what is possible continually being pushed, it is sometimes easy to forget those pioneers of diving, who paved the way for so much of what we do now. Whether it was a woman determined […] The post The Unsung…

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What Recreational Divers Can Learn from Technical Divers

Watching technical divers get ready at a dive site or on a charter boat, new divers might feel that what they’re doing is far different from recreational diving. But take a closer look and it becomes obvious that there are a few tricks that every diver could pick up from tech divers. Here are a…

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7 reasons Fulidhoo Island in the Maldives is a Dream Diving Destination

Written by Adele Verdier-Ali A Maldivian island that’s within easy access from the international airport, but feels remote? It seems almost impossible to find these days. But Fulidhoo Island in Vaavu Atoll is quickly garnering a reputation for being convenient yet secluded. The island is a fantastic base to explore […] The post 7 reasons…

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NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Shipwrecks: The USS Monitor

National marine sanctuaries protect some of the most spectacular ocean and Great Lakes resources in the United States, including shipwrecks like the USS Monitor. Quietly resting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, in an area called the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” lies a Civil War ironclad, affectionately known as the “cheese box on a…

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6 Best Dive Sites for Kids Around the World

Choosing to plan your next scuba holiday to include your kids is a no brainer, but deciding on the best destination can be overwhelming. Here is a list of kid-friendly dive sites around the world to help. Vertigo, Yap Yap, an island in Micronesia, is known for a lot of things: […] The post 6 Best…

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Women Making Underwater Strides in Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands celebrated the annual PADI’s Women’s Dive Day this year on July 15th. To honor women scuba divers and instructors, PADI began marking the day in 2015. Red Sail Sports proudly sponsored the event this year. The well-known company provided each of the 20 women aboard a pink boat with two tanks for…

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Humpback Whale Congregation Mystery May Be Solved

For decades, a unique phenomenon taking place off of the coast of South Africa has baffled scientists. For many years, hundreds of humpback whales have come together in a very small space. Now, Science reports that researchers may have found the reason. The mystery began in 1990, when a few whales appeared in the waters…

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Divemaster Training: 11 Reasons to Become a “Tank Monkey”

Disclaimer: The opinions of the author are her own and in no way reflect the opinions of PADI or the dive shop affiliated with her. Of the many things I’ve learned in my Divemaster training (how not to map a dive site, and how to perform an equipment exchange while […] The post Divemaster Training:…

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