After his first dive in South Africa in 2008, James Boulton was hooked and traveled to Thailand, Egypt and Indonesia for more dive trips. With this new passion for diving, James completed his PADI Divemaster training and started a truly envy-inducing career in Bali, Indonesia, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Read more here ...
Underwater camera technology expert SeaLife has launched its 2013 Get SET rebate program. Running through Aug. 31, 2013, underwater photographers and dive enthusiasts have the opportunity to get a substantial amount of money back when they purchase a complete SeaLife camera package including the company’s popular lighting and lens accessories.
It's quite a shipwreck tale: There were no storm warnings when one of the 18th-century ships in the fleet of the Dutch East India company left Agra, India — home of the Taj Mahal — and headed for the Orient. The captain and crew had survived monsoons, but they were no match for a typhoon that swept them on to the rocks of the Indian Ocean’s Great Basses Reef off the southern coast of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Few records were recovered relating to the loss of life or the thousands of silver rupees that were part of the merchant ship’s cargo.
Did you overcome a fear of water, a challenge or other obstacle to become a PADI Open Water Diver? Share your story through video for a chance to be featured in the Ask Any PADI Diver campaign. Grab a video camera and share:
Caradonna Dive Adventures, Inc. has joined forces with Sea Save Foundation in a fundraising effort incorporating opportunities for anyone seeking significant savings on international travel. The 2nd Annual Sea Save Foundation Auction is under way and will end on Dec. 18, 2012.
From 15 – 26 March 2012, PADI Diving Society members will travel into the wilds of Borneo on an expedition through jungles, across rivers and spanning oceans to the protected island of Sipadan. Home to some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs, those lucky enough to dive here can have the marine encounter of a lifetime.
We’re inching toward our goal of 100,000 signatures by June 8th, World Ocean Day. But urgent political action to protect sharks is still needed - now more than ever. Your shark signatures are already on the move. Just days ago, we met with the Head of the Species Conservation Unit in Australia, and the International Policy Advisor for the U.S. Office of International Affairs, to talk about shark protection and share Project AWARE’s “Give Shark a Fighting Chance” petition campaign.
Calling all photographers - amateurs, professionals and students alike! Share your photos and enter the PADI Diving Society 2012 Member Card Photo Contest. Submit your best underwater or dive lifestyle photos by September 22, 2011 and your image may wind up in the hands of more than 180,000 Society members worldwide.
Put ocean protection on the Earth Day map this April! The time is now to put ocean protection on the Earth Day map this April 22nd. Here’s how to get started: 1. Volunteer. Choose from hundreds of global Dive for Earth Day activities on the volunteer map.
Divers like you are doing things large and small to protect the underwater environments you care about. Why not share what you’re doing and enter the Sea the Change online video contest? Grab your video camera and upload a short clip about the aquatic life you love and how you're making a difference.
Divers are getting serious about shark protection. You can help fight finning and other serious threats before it’s too late. Support the goal to reach 100,000 shark petition signatures by World Ocean Day, June 8th and help gain the attention of policymakers worldwide. 1. Sign the petition.2. Spread the word. Tell your friends, tell your dive buddies.