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The Dive Behind the Photo: Sophie Hart

Monday, March 14th, 2016

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This beautiful image from photographer and PADI Divemaster Sophie Hart is featured on the 2016 PADI Diving Society membership cards. We sat down with Sophie as she described the dive behind the shot, as well as some other insights into her budding career as an underwater photographer. When did you become a […]

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Harry Thornton became a PADI Scuba Diver

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

This story is so amazing that I had to write about it. On the 5th of August 2015 something really special happened in Larnaca, Cyprus.

Harry Thornton and Marco CuciniHarry Thornton became a PADI Scuba Diver. Well – this event is nothing out of the ordinary, what is in fact extraordinary, he is born in 1931 and received his Scuba Diver Certification with the age of 83!

Marco Cucini, the PADI Instructor from Viking Divers in Larnaca, Cyprus, had the honour to teach Harry and to show him the beauty of diving.

 
How often do you hear, when you try to sell Scuba Diving around a pool area “Ooh – Scuba Diving? No thank you, I´m too old for this”. Harry Thornton is proofing the opposite. You are never too old to discover the beauty of the underwater world.

Harry Thornton and Marco Cucini.jpg aHarry truly enjoyed himself and wished he started diving 40 years earlier.

Now, Harry Thornton is able to dive together with his son Steve and Grandson Joe who are diving with Viking Divers in Cyprus for many years. On the 19th of October 2015 – Harry will turn 84 years old!

I´m truly inspired by Harry and I wish him all the best, good health and many years of diving!

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Total Sub Bonaire Recap – Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

Friday, July 10th, 2015

As I scan the terminal at the Flamingo International Airport in Bonaire, I see many of the Total Submersion attendees preparing for their flights home and I smile because most of them remind me of good times spent with great people. Right away I see John Landes, a PADI Open […]

Check out the winner of the 2015 PADI Diving Society Membership Card Photo Contest

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

During August and September, we called out for the next great photo to be featured as the 2015 PADI Diving Society membership card. Over 400 photo entries were received and narrowed down to a shortlist of 10 finalists. Fans and visitors to the PADI Facebook contest page were then asked to vote for the […]

Check out the winner of the 2015 PADI Diving Society Membership Card Photo Contest

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

During August and September, we called out for the next great photo to be featured as the 2015 PADI Diving Society membership card. Over 400 photo entries were received and narrowed down to a shortlist of 10 finalists. Fans and visitors to the PADI Facebook contest page were then asked to vote for the […]