Archive for the ‘Asia Pacific’ Category

Julie Kelly & PADI Instructors Raise $100,000+ after Fiji Cyclone

Monday, April 4th, 2016


Cyclone Winston was the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the southern hemisphere and the south coast of Taveuni Island, home of the world famous Rainbow Reef, took a direct hit. Winds were recorded at over 300 km/hr and 18 meter tsunami-like storm surge ravaged the coastline and ripped away countless […]

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DEEP & Extreme 2016

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The annual Deep & Extreme show starts today, in Jakarta, Indonesia, and will run until Sunday, 3rd May. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Deep & Extreme is the biggest diving and marine show in Indonesia, showcasing the huge array of aquatic and outdoor activities as well as eco-tourism initiatives of offer in Indonesia. Local […]

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Sharing a Passion for Conservation through Scuba Diving

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Arizona State University tourism student Matt Cernik swapped cactus for coral when he signed up for an internship with Great Barrier Reef operator and PADI Member, Passions of Paradise. “In Phoenix, where I’m from, the only waves to be seen are the daunting heat waves which rise off the desert […]

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Visit PADI at ADEX Singapore 2016

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), the longest running and largest dive expo in Asia, is celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2016. A must-attend event for anyone interested or involved in the world of diving, this expo has seen a continual increase in visitors over the years, with ADEX 2015 attracting over […]

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Sipadan’s New Underwater Marshals

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Last July, Sabah’s State Government appointed 6,846.5 hectares or coral reef surrounding Pulau Sipadan as a protected park in an effort to preserve marine life in the area. Previously only the 13.5 hectares of land was protected, restricting Sabah Parks from enforcing conservation laws in the surrounding waters. A ceremony […]

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