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Emma Farrell, one of the world’s leading freediving instructors and the author of the best-selling book One Breath: A Reflection on Freediving, has been appointed Director of Freediver Training for Dive RAID International. Farrell has been teaching since 2002 and has been a well-respected Instructor Trainer with RAID for several years. Her new position with the agency reflects its renewed focus on Freediving and its importance to RAID’s vision for the industry and the diving community going forward.Farrell’s initial focus will be to update the agency’s materials and freediving curriculum bringing it in line with modern practices and freediving’s safest standards.Speaking…

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PADI has awarded Angel Navarro, PADI Course Director at The Go Pro Family in Mexico, Platinum status for his contributions to professional training and educational excellence during 2021. This year marks the fifteenth consecutive year he has achieved this status. Besides being a PADI Course Director for the past fifteen years, Angel is also a PADI TecRec Instructor Trainer, Full Cave Instructor Trainer, and Instructor Trainer for Disabled Divers’ International.  In reminiscing about his career, Angel, originally from Spain, says “Fifteen years as a Platinum Course Director is something that I never envisaged when I started my career as a PADI…

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What is FREe-Learning It is a unique innovation that makes available to everyone – from non-divers to instructor-trainers – every level of our online academics and quizzes for FREE. How FREe-Learning Works The list of course previews available to YOU is a smart list… it shows every course that you haven’t already taken. So, if you are a new RAID tribe member, you have more than 110 free courses to choose from. Once you have registered, you’ll see your personalized list on your homepage. To start reading any course that interests you, simply click on it. There are no restrictions.…

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RAID’s indoor diver program is available now…New program teaches safe practices for diving in aquariums and indoor diving facilities. Dive RAID International has introduced its INDOOR DIVER program in direct response to requests from its members for a “Beginner’s course” that covers all the essential skills for safe scuba diving, that does not cut corners and teaches our full open-water curriculum but is appropriate for customers who either wish specifically to dive in an indoor environment or who simply have very limited access to traditional open-water dive sites. The Indoor Diver was launched as a stand-alone certification and requires students…

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The only environmentally accredited online course for dive professionals gets an update with the latest news from the dive and conservation industry. The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is pleased to announce the launch of the updated Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course: new contents in Green Fins’ free online course designed to teach dive professionals about the marine ecosystems in which they work and to help build on their existing scuba diving knowledge to conduct more environmentally friendly dives. Diving-related damage to sensitive coral reefs remains an increasingly significant issue. According…

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Tom Mount, a pioneer in technical and cave diving has sadly passed away at 82. Tom was founding member of the National Association for Cave Diving, the first cave diver training organization in the United States and in 1992 was appointed president and chief executive officer of IANTD, a position he held until 2005. Mount was often considered to be one of the early pioneers of diver training, including developing dive tables in relation to the use of trimix. Mount published a number of technical diving texts, including the Technical Diver Encyclopedia, Exploration and Mixed Gas Diving Encyclopedia and Tek Closed Circuit Rebreather. Often referred to as a…

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Earning the rating of SSI Master Diver is the pinnacle of recreational scuba diving. Becoming an SSI Master Diver in 2021 not only allows you to join the growing ranks of this prestigious dive rating but will make you a better, safer diver. There are many reasons why every diver should strive to achieve the Master Diver rating; however, we have listed our top four here. Reason 1: Become the Best of the Best – Master Diver Earning the SSI Master Diver rating is not exactly easy. You must first log at least 50 dives and get certified in a…

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Your guide to getting back in the water Have you been out of the water for a while? Whether it was the pandemic, your health, or life in general that put diving on hold for you, it’s important to set yourself up for a safe and successful return. This webinar will cover the essentials of preparation: health and fitness considerations, ensuring your equipment and dive skills are up to date and getting ready for travel. Presented by Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D. Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D., is the Research Director at DAN. She has a degree in human biology and a Ph.D. in…

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Learning to scuba dive is an incredible journey that shifts your perspective in numerous ways. It starts the moment you take that unforgettable first breath underwater and descend into the ocean. Here is how learning to scuba dive will change your life. Forever changes the way you view the world. When you become a scuba diver, you get to explore an exciting new world below the surface. A world filled with fascinating ecosystems, colorful marine life and landscapes you did not even know existed. Witnessing all of that life truly changes the way you view the world and your place…

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Photo Credit: Jill Heinerth Underwater Photography with Jill Heinerth. This event has three sessions. Did you ever wonder how the top professionals capture amazing underwater pictures? Jill Heinerth, Fellow of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences and International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, shares her secrets, techniques and expedition experiences to help you improve your ability to capture compelling underwater images. Description In this workshop, work with Jill Heinerth, celebrated underwater photographer and veteran explorer, to enhance your underwater photography skills in a small-group setting. In each of three sessions, Jill will offer a dynamic multimedia presentation followed by an intimate…

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