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Almost every physical object we use today is manufactured. And like anything man-made, it will not last forever. When these manufactured items are public infrastructure and involve the safety of millions of lives they must be inspected. Regularly. And continually.
Pristine reefs. Impossibly clear water. Beautiful, awe-inspiring marine life. These irreplaceable treasures are why you love to dive. How far would you go to protect them? Imagine a damaged oil rig, deep beneath the ocean’s surface, spewing thousands of barrels of oil into your favorite playground. With time running out for marine life in the vicinity, it’s time to call the heroes. It’s time to call in the commercial divers.
Whether you want to take scuba lessons for beginners or you’re ready to advance your scuba skills training, PADI eLearning® is a convenient way to learn.
Pro Dive Cairns made history in the diving industry in June when it issued its 130,000th PADI certification. A remarkable achievement to be remembered by both Pro Dive Cairns and PADI Asia Pacific (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) as a significant landmark.
Want to learn how to dive with your kids? Find out how you can connect with your family underwater at Sea Camp. Visit familydivers.com for Kids Sea Camp 2013 dates and locations.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a PADI Divemaster? Denea Buckingham may be a "cold-water wuss," but she talks about why she loves her job in Australia. Read more here…
At depth, you shouldn’t count on your dive buddy to be arms’ length away when you find yourself in a jam while scuba diving. Learning how to rely on yourself first and your buddy second is going to radically improve your chances for avoiding panic — and maybe even survival.
Quick. What’s the first rule you were taught in your Open Water training? If you answered, “Don’t hold your breath,” you’re right. And the reason is lung overexpansion injury.
PADI Diving Society member and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Maj. Joshua Vance found a way to mix his love for the underwater world, his enthusiasm for history, and a career as a pilot for the Marines into a quest to recover a historical World War II plane. Read why Vance became a PADI Pro and how it led him to search for a naval aircraft.
For an unexpected way to see the world, train to be an NDT inspector