The deadline to enter your video or captioned photo is 30 September 2008. All you need to do is complete a PADI Professional level rating (Divemaster or above) in 2008 and submit your home-made video or captioned photo. The person who submits the most passionate testimonial to living the dive life as a PADI Pro wins! Visit the Teach Diving section at padi.com for contest rules and complete information about the Go PRO Challenge. Or, call +1 949 858 7234 ext. 2423.
PADI Go PRO Challenge Contest Deadline Approaches
Felix Daun - our monthly winner for October in the Live The Diving Dream contest – is now a PADI Divemaster and the proud owner of an Apple iPad! Enter now, less than 2 months to go!The Live the Diving Dream Contest is open to anyone who completes the PADI Divemaster course in the PADI Asia Pacific territory from July to December 2013. You simply enter by telling us what you enjoyed about it and gain a chance to win one of six Apple iPads!
What did volunteer divers find during Debris Month of Action? More than 38,680 debris items including 3,935 plastic beverage bottles, 2,152 cigarette filters, and 2,363 cigar tips. Shocking? Wait until we tell you what the most bizarre and unusual discovery was: a “makeshift toilet” found in the murky depths of the Sheffield Canal in the UK.
Last year five incredible Ocean Action Projects were put into motion after you voted for the conservation projects you believed would make a real impact. From shark and manta ray protection to cleaning up the ocean from the growing onslaught of trash, follow the Ocean Action journey as these projects go from strength to strength.
From skipping the buddy check to miscalculating your weight, we all are guilty of bad diving habits from time to time.
Debris Month of Action has seen divers all around the world taking the plunge to fight back against trash in the ocean and Dive Against Debris. Last weekend Hannah Pragnell-Raasch, Program and Outreach Coordinator, Project AWARE Foundation was lucky enough to join Dive 2000 and Mosman Council in their Dive Against Debris in Sydney, Australia.
Thank you to thousands of volunteers who rallied together with Project AWARE during September’s Debris Month of Action! With a united mission to combat the growing marine debris problem, more than 17,000 lbs/7500 kgs of debris was removed and reported from underwater environments around the globe.
Spotting a whale shark is a dream for many divers. Divemaster Daniel Zapata and the Solmar V crew were ecstatic at the recent sighting a 35 foot whale shark. But their happiness soon turned to sadness when they saw a huge line wrapped around the pregnant whale shark cutting into her skin and threatening her life.
Peter Bowker, a British soldier and veteran of the Afghanistan conflict was injured by a road bomb in late 2008 – losing his right leg below the knee and badly fracturing his right femur.
PADI Diving Society is looking for a great photo to be featured as the 2014 PADI Diving Society membership card. The winner will get a certificate, a shout-out on Facebook and their image shared with more than 200,000 Society members worldwide.
Every day, scuba divers around the world battle the ocean’s silent killer – marine debris - from beneath the surface. Their mission during this September’s Debris Month of Action? To inspire year-round action to remove, report and prevent underwater debris while combating the growing marine debris problem.