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PADI Through the Decades: the 1990s

Friday, April 29th, 2016

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This is the fourth post in our 50th Anniversary series. Make sure to catch up on the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The 1990s were a period of expansion for PADI. This decade opened up independent study and new courses, growing everything in the PADI library. 1991: Video support for PADI courses Instructional […]

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How to Get Your Friends Hooked on Diving

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Sometimes the best dive buddy is someone you love. Often, we surface from a dive thinking, “I wish my sister could have seen that too!” Daily, we wish our friends understood what we were talking about. Sharing diving with friends and family can make the experience feel richer, so we’ve […]

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PADI Through the Decades: the 1980s

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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This is the third post in our 50th Anniversary series. Missed the first two? Get caught up on the 60s and 70s. The 1980s were when PADI truly became a leader in dive research. By taking the initiative to study diving, PADI was able to create new texts, tools, and […]

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The Sarcastic Fringehead: One of the Ocean’s Strangest Fighters

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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Many people haven’t heard of the sarcastic fringehead. Located off the Pacific coast of North America, these fish are usually less than 10 inches long, and at first glance they’re not much to look at. But don’t be too quick to judge—these guys are fascinating once they open up. The […]

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5 Reasons to Dive with Your Significant Other

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

One of the best parts about diving is sharing the experience with others. While most of us make friends through diving, some of us are lucky enough to find a significant other who also loves scuba. For those of you who believe your partner looks their best in a wetsuit, here are […]

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