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Playa del Carmen is famous for its annual visitors, the bull sharks, and for many years people have come to dive with the sharks. For this reason, the PADI Bull Shark Diving Distinctive Specialty was created and designed by our team at Pro Dive, especially for diving with these majestic creatures in and around Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Its aim is to provide you with information about the Bull Shark, as well as dispel many myths associated with these animals and sharks in general. We also hope to raise awareness of the threats posed to sharks and what you can do…

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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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There are many reasons why people learn to dive and so it is impossible to list them all here. Some activities seem to be perfect precursors for scuba diving. Active swimmers take to diving pretty easily. People who enjoy snorkeling also have an advantage as they have already seen some of the fish life beneath the sea and so are “hooked” already. Snorkelers usually have an easy time transitioning to scuba diving. People who enjoy active outdoor activities or extreme sports are the type of persons who are drawn to the more challenging disciplines of diving, such as decompression diving,…

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Don’t let lockdown or COVID-19 stand in the way of your next scuba diving adventure. PADI has been able to transition several of its in-the-water dive courses to eLearning courses as a means of keeping people safe, busy and adventurous during these times. The following courses are now available via the PADI eLearning platform: Diver propulsion vehicle (DPV)Search & RecoveryBoatDriftWreckNightU/W NavigatorDeepPeak Performance BuoyancyEquipmentDry suit Learn more and start planning your next eLearning course at: https://www.padi.com/courses

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With the latest version of the MySSI app, it is now possible for every user and professional to edit, change, and delete their training center affiliation via the app. Divers can do this without a Training Center’s approval, while SSI Professionals can only change their main Training Center affiliation with confirmation by the center. They can, however, add alternative center affiliations without approval. User (Non-Pro) Editing of Training Center Affiliation Click on the menu (three lines in the upper right corner) and choose the “profile button” (the head silhouette) at the bottom of the page.Click on “Show all Training Center…

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SSI, the world’s largest professional dive business-based training agency, has launched the “We want you” promotion – a sponsored Professional Crossover Kit for all Scuba and Freediving Professionals. SSI continues to add new Training Centers and Professionals by supporting them through virtual trainings, promotional ideas and product improvements. One example of this support was the Free Science of Diving Campaign. The promotion was overwhelmingly successful with more than 50,000 registrations worldwide totaling more than 3.5 million in retail support. Now, SSI want to do the same thing by launching the WE WANT YOU Promotion globally with the following goals: Acquire…

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The world’s oceans face a myriad of threats: Worldwide, coral reefs are being irreparably damaged. Species of marine life are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. Conservation of the marine ecosystem is at a delicate point, and there is no group better placed for the advocacy of marine protection than scuba divers. Why is it our responsibility? Regardless of our role in the dive industry, whether that be as the operator, the dive professional or the guest – we are lucky to experience the joy and beauty of the underwater world. With this joy comes a responsibility to protect and conserve.…

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U-Boat Worx – manufacturer of the world’s leading personal submersibles since 2005 – is delighted to announce the launch of its first pilot training facility, Sub Center Curaçao (SCC), Lesser Antilles, Caribbean. SCC offers different pilot courses, which cater to adventurous individuals who are looking for a unique experience that will broaden their underwater training horizons. Moreover, courses are also available to individuals who aim for a career in the yacht or cruise industry, within which U-Boat Worx submersibles are widely deployed. SCC’s training grounds feature a land-based classroom in a decommissioned minesweeper where trainees are taught the fundamentals of…

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RAID again provides massive support to all members. To aid our loyal dive centres and professional members, we have extended membership benefits immediately prolonging their current membership, ending 30th September 2020, to the 31st December 2020 at no additional cost.This initiative is much needed and will be welcomed by all our stores and professionals. The renewal extension also gives us time to continue appraising how the pandemic affects our industry.This continues RAID’s theme of releasing highly innovative initiatives which help RAID businesses around the world every day. These include FREe-Learning, REMOTe-Training, The Virtual Nitrox Analyzer App and The Edge dive magazine and newsletter.…

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We want you! NAUI is spearheading a new ‘scholarship’ program for dive professionals in conjunction with NAUI Dive team colleagues. Do you plan to improve your teaching career in scuba? Become a NAUI Trainer / Course Operator, or ultimately become a NAUI representative? For our expansion into the Red Sea and Europe-Caribbean regions (NL&NA / CZ / Scandinavia) we are looking for qualified Dive Masters / Instructors. Successful applicants will receive free training, perks and work on a freelance/commission basis. The National Underwater Instructors Association (NAUI Worldwide) is a non-profit scuba instructors’ association. It is a recreational dive certification and…

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