Posts Tagged ‘PADI’

Visit PADI at Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo 2016

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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  Join PADI® staff members at the Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA from 23-24 April 2016. This event promises an exciting mix of seminars, workshops and a Saturday night Blue Wild Party – all in addition to an exhibition floor showcasing the latest dive gear, […]

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Welcome to the Dive Life: Next Steps for New Open Water Divers

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

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You’ve just become a certified diver, your shiny new card rests proudly in your pocket. Now what? You’re feeling a little trepidation about heading out on your own for the first time. And rightly so, but there’s nothing like a little trepidation to keep you on your toes. Harness that […]

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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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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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Diving At Green Bay Cyprus

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Padi Advanced Course, Diving At Green Bay Cyprus