The island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for scuba divers. With almost 1600 km/994 miles of coastline to explore, there is no shortage of phenomenal diving opportunities. From exceptional wreck dives through to vibrant, healthy coral reefs which are teeming with life, there is an array of dive sites which will impress even the...
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PADI Divers and PADI Staff love memes (pronounced “meem”). Here are a few we’ve enjoyed passing around the office. Memes About Diving The Sea is Calling - Don’t send this one to voicemail…   The Office - If Creed can’t scuba, what has this all been about? https://www.instagram.com/p/BsG7D9sFWhh/   Why Do Divers Roll Back? -...
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From claustrophobia to a fear of sharks, people give a lot of reasons why they won't get scuba certified. Here's a list of some of the most common hesitations people face and how to address them head-on. Who knows? Your non-diving best friend may end up being your next dive buddy. I’m claustrophobic. The ocean...
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Becoming a PADI Instructor is a dream career for many divers, so we spoke to AmbassaDiver, Manu Bustelo about the Instructor Development Course he took last year... What was it that inspired you to become a PADI Instructor? The ocean and all of its creatures. Really, the little that we know of the underwater world...
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Many wrecks — like Scapa Flow’s battleships — bear the scars from exciting or tragic histories, and divers flock to get a first-hand glimpse. Some wrecks hold cultural importance, attracting archaeological research and protection, while others may have been purposefully sunk to provide a new home for the ocean’s flora and fauna. Whatever the significance,...
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Any diver that's had the opportunity to observe an octopus while exploring the underwater world knows how truly unique and incredible these eight armed invertebrates are. With so many remarkable characteristics - like eight arms, nine brains, three hearts, blue blood, and the ability to change the color and texture of their skin - it's...
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