The PADI® blog has hundreds of articles, and we thought it would be fun to share which are the most popular. Here are the top 10 (so far) based on the total number of views by PADI Divers.
The Sea Bunny Slug, a nudibranch that lives in the Indo-Pacific, road a viral wave of popularity to land at number ten on our list. Is it the cutest widdle gastropod in the sea? Check out the video below and decide for yourself:
Children are natural learners, but when is the best time to introduce kids to the underwater world? Learn more about PADI programs for kids eight and older.
Our friends at Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) put together this list of helpful tips to help divers avoid ear injuries. The original article was so popular, we wrote a follow up with ear care tips and additional equalization techniques for divers.
Amazon River dolphins slowly turn pink as they age. How pink the dolphin becomes depends upon biological factors, their diet, whether they’re excited about something, and sun exposure.
Vietnam is a trending destination for travelers. Tourism to Vietnam has grown 20 percent (on average) every year over the past three years.
The main diving season in Vietnam is March through to October, but sites are accessible year-round. Vietnam diving highlights including: bamboo sharks, barracuda, dugongs, and a variety of nudibranchs. Learn more about scuba diving in Vietnam.
Stonefish are hard to see and their venom is toxic to humans. Deaths from stonefish are rare, however, stonefish injuries are extremely painful and anti-venom is required to prevent the worst from happening.
The short answer: a Divemaster is a dive professional with training and experience to assist with scuba classes and guide other divers underwater. A Master Scuba Diver™ is a recreational diver who has completed Rescue Diver training, five specialty courses and logged at least 50 dives.
There are plenty of divers who (ehem) swear they’ve never peed in their wetsuit. Whether you admit to doing the deed or not, there are a few things every diver should know about draining the main vein including the hazards of holding it and proper flushing techniques.
After completing their Open Water Diver course®, some divers wonder whether they’re ready to enroll in advanced training. There are a lot of myths out there, so it makes sense people want to do their homework.
Unlike Open Water, the Advanced Open Water Diver course has no exams and you get to choose three elective specialty dives. Curious about underwater photography? Want to try a dry suit? The Advanced Open Water course is designed to help you improve your skills and try new things with a PADI Instructor to guide you.
There’s no doubt PADI Divers are fascinated by dolphins. This article has twice the number of views as the #2 post on this list. We’ll definitely keep this in mind and plan to write more articles about dolphins for their many fans.