Five Amazing Crab Species

As divers, we spend a lot of time chasing the ocean’s big thrills, whether sharks or rays, whales or dolphins. Sometimes though, it’s worth taking a closer look at the marine environment’s smaller inhabitants. These macro species build their homes amidst the nooks and crannies of the reef. It takes dedication and a diligent eye…

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Conservation Spotlight: BLOOM

In this series of articles, we’ll profile conservation organizations focused on ocean protection. Today we’re chatting with Frederic Le Manach, the scientific director of the French NGO BLOOM. What do you do? BLOOM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the ocean by promoting responsible and sustainable fishing practices. We do so by running awareness…

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Top Ice Diving Destinations

For the next few months daily life begins with scraping ice from the car windscreen and short sleeve shirts become nothing more than a sweet memory. Even the pavement becomes your treacherous enemy during this time as every step on it could leave you lying flat on your back. For […] The post Top Ice…

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Diving Fundamentals: Equalizing when Diving

As a plane begins its descent for landing, you’ll often see parents force-feeding hard candy to their children. Believe it or not, those parents are unwittingly employing the same techniques to help kids cope with the changes in ambient pressure as scuba divers do to cope with pressure changes when we dive. In just the…

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Kids and Touching Marine Life

Most of us know the common saying when it comes to diving: take only pictures, leave only bubbles, kill only time. But kids learn by touch from a very early age. Children’s books provide different textures for them to feel and explore. Gently touching the family pet introduces them to the texture of fur. Museums,…

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Scuba Divers

Year after year, the most common New Year’s resolutions are: ❏ Enjoy life to the fullest ❏ Lose weight ❏ Spend more time with family and friends If you’re a scuba diver, go ahead and check all those boxes. Diving by its very nature helps you be more active, spend […] The post 4 New…

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The Great Aquarium Debate

In recent years, documentaries like The Cove and Blackfish have drawn our attention to the cruelties behind whale and dolphin captivity, and the brutal means by which we take these animals from the wild. Public opinion has turned increasingly against keeping cetaceans for the sake of human entertainment. Most people now accept, at least among…

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Top Diving Photos of 2016 from Instagram

2016 was a great year for diving. We loved getting to see and share our follower’s favorite photos. For anyone who hasn’t already seen them, we recommend you make your day better by checking out our Instagram at @paditv or searching the hashtag #PADI to see some truly amazing photos from […] The post Top Diving…

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Pioneers of Diving: John Scott Haldane

When we think of those who have contributed to the evolution of diving, Jacques Cousteau stands head and shoulders above the rest. Cousteau was, of course, a larger-than-life figure. Yet many other relatively unknown men and women had a significant and lasting impact on diving. One such person is John Scott Haldane. John Scott Haldane…

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