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Sopheak Keo – The First and Only Female Khmer PADI Dive Instructor

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

The first and only female Khmer PADI Instructor Sopheak Keo with PADI Examiner Rob Scammel who was flown in to assess the candidates and PADI Course Director, Scuba Nation’s Gerard Leenen.   PADI and Scuba Nation are extremely proud to announce Cambodia’s first and only female Khmer PADI Dive Instructor, […]

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New Thai PADI Instructors in Pattaya

Monday, January 18th, 2016

There are eight new PADI Instructors in Pattaya, with the group of Thai candidates successfully completing their PADI Instructor Examination in Pattaya, Thailand. All candidates were successful as a result of good preparation, training and study. It is great to see an entire group of Thai nationals taking their PADI Instructor […]

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Young Surfing Champ Certified as a PADI Diver with Downbelow

Friday, January 8th, 2016

As far as the staff at Downbelow in Malaysia were concerned, Samuel Marque was “possibly the most famous person to have ever visited our premier PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre on Gaya Island” and they were all thrilled to meet the young celebrity. Over the weekend before Christmas, 13-year-old […]

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Interview with PT Hirschfield, a Truly Inspiring Person and Passionate Scuba Diver

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Throughout the past several weeks, PADI has been interviewing several inspiring women as part of the “Women in Diving” series, leading up to PADI Women’s Dive Day on 18th July, 2015. By her own words, PT is a “wannabe underwater photographer and film-maker, swimming against terminal endometrial cancer one scuba […]

Sarah Ward; Professional Archaeologist, Diver and Tutor

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Sarah Ward has a passion for marine history, as a professional archaeologist and a tutor for the Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology Sarah has been able to travel and dive across the world and was kind enough to share with us her experience as a professional diver and archaeologist. What does your […]