Read the story that won Emily Sintek a dream Tahiti dive adventure in the BARE Adventure Contest. Then head to Sport Diver's Facebook page to enter to win the ultimate dive gear setup in BARE's Gear Up For Adventure sweepstakes.
Dive into ScubaEarth® and start logging dives today! For every dive logged on ScubaEarth during August 2013, the PADI organization will donate one dollar (US) per dive to support Project AWARE conservation efforts – up to $100,000 US.
More than six million pounds of marine litter is estimated to enter the ocean each year. And scuba divers are battling harmful trash from beneath the surface – especially during September’s Debris Month of Action. Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to join Project AWARE and thousands of volunteer divers globally to remove, report and prevent underwater debris. Why? Marine debris kills wildlife, destroys habitats and threatens our health and economy. And if divers don’t tackle this crisis from beneath the surface, who will?
How far would you be able to swim for sharks? Check out Project AWARE's top fundraisers for inspiration — and think about ways to raise awareness about shark conservation in the scuba diving community.
Have you ever heard of a gal shaving her head in the name of shark protection? That’s just what Divemaster, Heather Murray did during Project AWARE’s global Finathon™ - smashing fundraising targets and raising more than $8000 to support sharks. We couldn’t be more inspired.
Whether you’re a fair-weather friend who reserves diving for tropical vacations, a deeply devoted fan who’ll dive anytime in any weather or a PADI Divemaster who lives the dive life every day, you can benefit from the PADI Dive Theory Online eLearning course.
It might be stamps, works of art or obsolete technology, but regardless of what it is, the chances are that someone, somewhere, has a passion for collecting it. Take a close look at most popular activities and the chances are that they have all developed their own subculture involving "collectibles". Diving is no exception. From gear to books, divers collect things related to their beloved sport.
Bob Meistrell, who began making wetsuits for surfers and divers in the early 1950s and with his twin brother, Bill, founded Body Glove, one of the world’s largest wetsuit companies, died on Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Catalina, Calif. He was 84 and lived in Redondo Beach.
SCUBAPRO, PADI, Beneath the Sea and Stan Waterman would like to congratulate the winner of the “Are you a Waterman?” competition, Hillary Kenyon. The competition, which honored Stan Waterman’s extensive contributions and was a means of giving back to the dive community, was geared towards inspiring the next generation of watermen.
A massive photograph taken by Jim Hellemn of a stunning California kelp forest has been reproduced on 26 glass windows of the gift store of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. During the project, Hellemn took more than 8,000 images throughout California’s Channel Islands over a period of eight weeks, and used more than 1,200 of the photos in creating the final mosaic on glass.
Seven million tons of plastic end up in our oceans each year. Suspended in the water column of the North Pacific gyre, the swirling stew of plastics known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a problem so vast, many marine scientists and government agencies think cleaning it up is impossible. While many of the cleanup inventions lack feasibility, outside-the-box ingenuity just might lead to a clean ocean. Can we clean up the Pacific Garbage Patch?
Strange shipwreck discoveries are not unusual, but few rival the puzzling paddlewheel steamboat that Bob Hawley uncovered in 1988. Read the story about a Kansas City farm that yielded a great find, a 19th-century steamboat
In a matter of days, officials from countries around the world will have a historic opportunity to protect a record number of sharks and rays – including oceanic whitetip sharks, hammerheads and manta rays – from the unsustainable international trade that threatens their survival.
Max Hay is a PADI Divemaster now working at Scuba Nation Diving Centre, a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Max shares an interesting story that leads up to his professional diving career in the country of his birth.