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Because of an emphasis on design and technology, divers tend to assign greater priority to things like face masks and fins than they do to their more important biological bits and pieces. Take ears, for example.
The Galapagos Aggressors I & II are ready to take you on a trip of a lifetime with more day dives, more night dives and more land hikes! The new itinerary includes Wolf and Darwin Islands, Baltra, Punta Carrion, Bartolome, Cabo Marshall and a brand new addition to our itinerary, Cabo Douglas where guests will have the opportunity to interact with marine iguanas as they feed in the water.
Bangkok is currently playing host to the largest most effective wildlife conservation agreement in the world, CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). And Project AWARE is on the ground drumming up support for sharks and rays. Read more here …
Following the success of the inaugural Utila Dive Festival on August 2012, the dive operators of Utila in the Bay Islands of Honduras are organizing the 2nd Utila Dive Festival, promoting Utila as a destination for scuba diving activities and training as well as the islands lifestyle and culture.
Project AWARE Foundation’s Ocean Action Project winners were officially announced on 5th September after supporters and the public were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite projects via Facebook.
Take on the ocean's silent killer. September’s Debris Month of Action is a month-long rally to inspire underwater action to stop plastics, cigarette butts, fishing gear and countless other items from choking our ocean planet.
Calling all photographers (amateurs, professionals and students alike), submit your best underwater or dive lifestyle photo in the PADI Diving Society Member Card Photo Contest and your image could become the next Society card. Last year, more than 8100 PADI Instructors and Divers voted for the 2012 PADI Diving Society member card and chose Darin Dow Sakdatorn's black and white image of the Emily Flying Boat wreck in Micronesia's Chuuk Lagoon. Who's next? Submit your best photo(s) by September 21, 2012 and your image may wind up in the hands of Society members worldwide.
The PADI Diving Society is the largest dive organization for a reason — it’s more than just a membership, it’s a dive lifestyle. Your Society membership lets you dive more, do more and offers the perfect complement to your lifetime PADI certification.
When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world – that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors who share a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s oceans. And, they want you to join the PADI Tribe, too, as a PADI Divemaster!
The search is on. Project AWARE Foundation is looking for innovative and results-driven projects to address two key focus areas: tackling marine debris problems and protecting critical shark and ray species. With increasing threats facing our ocean planet, working globally and acting locally has never been so important. To empower ocean communities to take local conservation actions to a whole new level of change, Project AWARE launched the Ocean Action Project on June 5, 2012.