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A session not to be missed – a conversation between David Strike and Phil Short! Join them as they discuss dive education, cave diving to the leading of expedition. Speaker:Phil Short (UK) Dive Industry Consultant, Training Director for IANTD UK Moderator:David Strike (Australia) ADEX Ambassador for Technical Diving, Pioneer Thursday, November 5 – 6:30 pm Singapore time (GMT +8) With a background in adventure sports that included dry caving, Phil Short’s fascination with the flooded places within caves was amplified when he attended a talk by Martyn Farr on Cave Diving. Attending an Open Water Diver course run by Steve…

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Participants Around the World Can Use #UnderwaterSelfieDay to Raise Awareness and Enter to Win  PADI® and GoPro are teaming up to rally people around the world to dive in and make a statement for ocean conservation with the world’s first-ever Underwater Selfie Day on 7 November 2020. By flooding social media with amazing underwater photos and videos for one day, divers, water lovers and action sports enthusiasts will put a spotlight on the human connection to the ocean – showing millions of people around the world just how incredible it really is and why it’s worth protecting. “PADI is committed to growing its community…

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Want to be featured on the PADI Dive Stories Podcast? Share one of your most memorable dive stories with us for a chance to be featured in the listener DiveLog segment of an upcoming episode. To record and submit your dive story, click the ‘Record Your Dive Story’ button below, then follow the steps. Please limit your recording to a maximum length of one minute (60 seconds). We look forward to hearing from you. Click here to “Record Your Dive Story” Thank you for being part of our global community of PADI divers and ocean-lovers working together to seek adventure and save the ocean.…

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Reef-World’s annual report reveals tangible conservation impact despite COVID-19 disruptions New figures out today reveal that The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – certified more dive shops and reached more travellers with its conservation messaging than the previous year, despite disruptions to fieldwork caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Reef-World’s annual report, released today, revealed the charity reached 115,000+ travellers with its information on environmental best practice through its Green Fins initiative during its 2019–20 reporting period; up from the 110,000 travellers reached during 2018–19. With 115 dive centres assessed in 31 diving hotspots across 11 countries (compared to 98…

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Congratulations to the Women Divers Hall of Fame Class 2021 Inductees. The Women Divers Hall of Fame is an international non-profit professional honour society whose member contributions cover a wide range of fields, including: arts, science, deep sea exploration, underwater archaeology, medicine, free diving, equipment technology, cave diving, wreck diving, military diving, commercial diving, media, education and training, and industry. Six founding sponsors were founded in 1999 and incorporated in 2001: Beneath the Sea, Inc., the Underwater Society of America, the Women’s Scuba Association, Women Underwater, Hillary Viders, Ph.D., and Capt. Kathy A. Weydig. In 2002, WDHOF, Inc. earned its…

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The Green Fins Award recognises the world’s most environmentally friendly dive centres The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is delighted to announce the winners of the coveted 2020 Green Fins Award are: Bubbles Dive Centre, Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia,Flora Bay Divers, Pulau Perhentian, MalaysiaAnd Tioman Dive Centre, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia The prestigious annual award recognises the Green Fins member with the lowest environmental impact. This year, competition was so tight there was not one, but three winners all tied in first place. What’s more, all three of the winners and seven of the global top…

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In October 2020, we’ll start accepting applications (and nominations) for new PADI® AmbassaDivers™. We’re looking for people who champion their local dive environment and actively share their passion for the underwater world. Do any of the scenarios below describe you or someone you know? If so, you may be in the presence of a future AmbassaDiver: Learning to scuba dive (or freedive) was a turning point in their life.Whenever you hang out, the conversation inevitably turns to diving.They can’t walk (or swim) by a piece of debris without picking it up.Their social media feed is full of underwater adventures, marine life…

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SSI, Scuba Schools International, turns 50 years old in 2020. To celebrate this special anniversary, SSI has great things planned that all dive enthusiasts can benefit from and enjoy. MyDiveGuide powered by SSI – free dive travel guide SSI has launched the world’s largest dive site database, MyDiveGuide. This database is a smart online dive travel guide created by divers for divers, where we connect dive sites, and their potential wildlife encounters, with SSI Training Centers worldwide. With this, SSI aims to make it easy for any diver to explore the most exciting dive adventures online. 50th Anniversary Program – free…

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Ian and Gemma chat to Georgina Miller, national champion freediver. She learned to scuba dive in 1998 and certified as a PADI MSDT Instructor in 2005 and then progressed to freediving. Aquacity Freediving is a school founded by two people with a passion for waters based in one of the UK’s best locations Porthkeris, Cornwall. Listen and subscribe at: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-big-scuba-podcast/id1499534284?i=1000494234057

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