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PADI AmbassaDiver Susan R. Eaton: Explorer, Geologist, Extreme Snorkeler

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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Guest blogger: Jo Walters In the lead-up to PADI Women’s Dive Day, coming up on 16 July, 2016, we’re featuring the world’s most interesting and accomplished women in our “Women in Diving” blog series. This time, we caught up with Susan R. Eaton, scientist, explorer, journalist, conservationist and ‘extreme’ snorkeler. […]

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PADI AmbassaDiver Liz Parkinson on Freediving, Sharks, and Women’s Dive Day

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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A PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Advanced Freediver Instructor, Liz Parkinson uses her affinity for the aquatic realm and her love of freediving to advocate for ocean conservation and shark protection – and to inspire women around the world to do the same. With PADI Women’s Dive Day™ coming up […]

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5 Fascinating Critters of St. Lucia

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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One of the best things about diving a new site is finding interesting fish in the area and learning about their behavior. What’s even better is when the PADI Divemasters know where the critters hide out and let you in on the secret. We spoke with the PADI Pros at […]

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Museo Atlántico

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

 

The British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has created a sculpture museum at the bottom of the Atlantic off the coast of Lanzarote, one of Spain’s Canary Islands. Museo Atlántico is in 15 metres depths, so is accessible only to Divers, Freedivers and Snorkelers.

They Sculptures are waiting in the depths of the Atlantic and are going to be a fantastic attraction for Lanzarote and the Canary Islands in General.

The Museo Atlántico is the first underwater museum in Europe and should be at the end the new home for 300 sculptures on 200m². For now 35 sculptures were placed in 15 meters of depths in the ocean in front of Playa Blanca in Lanzarote.

Jason Taylor created around 300 life-sized sculptures, cast from real people and grouped in several installations that draw attention to issues such as climate change, conservation and migration. The largest installation is entitled The Rubicon and it comprises a group of 40 people walking towards a gateway. The figures aren’t paying attention to where they are going − some have their eyes closed, some are taking selfies, others are engrossed in their phones. Taylors work is about climate change and how mankind seems to be heading blindly towards a point of no return.

The complete project should be finished in the beginning of 2017 – but all the Dive Centres in the area are receiving enquiries every day from Divers all over the world who are interested to dive the Museo Atlántico.

The Museum opened its doors to the public on the 25th of February 2016.

 

Click here for PADI Dive Centres in Lanzarote

This new attraction will bring the Canary Islands on top of the European Dive Destinations. Especially because the Canary Islands are an all year around diving destination and a very safe place in our crazy world!  

Minimum certification requirement: OPEN WATER DIVER with experience

Ecological thought

The artificial reefs facilitate the creation of new plants and animal species in the ocean. The Museo Atlántico should therefore not only be a sculpture park, but also serve to protect the sea. The sculptures are likely to lure dive tourists from areas where coral reefs are already highly vulnerable due to water sports activities. The underwater museum can therefore help to consolidate the very sensitive marine ecosystem.

 

Pictures: @ PADI Dive Centre –  Aquatis Diving Center Lanzarote

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My PADI Interview: Pia Venegas

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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To me, “My PADI” is my passport to explore and travel the world. My PADI allows me to discover new opportunities and live life to the maximum, with limitless experiences. Describe your inspiration to become a PADI Diver. I became a PADI Diver because I have an adventurous spirit, and […]

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