In 2002, my then-boyfriend and I accompanied my parents down to Grand Cayman for what I now affectionately call a “make it or break it” trip. After a few days of soaking in the warm breezes, crystal clear water and relaxing island vibe — along with a Discover Scuba® dive — Cayman turned out to be the place...
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You already know that seals are adorably cute and easy-going, but what else do you know about these beloved creatures? Some of them may surprise you, and they may even cause you to fall in love with the popular animal even more! 1) You can find seals in various climates ranging from Polar Regions to tropical...
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Learning to be comfortable underwater is a challenge in itself, but imagine trying to be comfortable underwater while posing for pictures. In a recent photo shoot for PADI’s revised Open Water Diver manual, underwater model and free diver Estrella Navarro Holm proved that it takes more than being a good diver to create great underwater...
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Here at PADI we love all the creatures of the ocean, but we have a special place in our hearts for four-legged topside critters too! Below are some photos from PADI Staff of their furry friends. It's a tough call, but who's do you think is the cutest? Note from Sue: We adopted Charlie and...
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This month's vacation spotlight is Indonesia! Indonesia hosts a greater variety of marine life than anywhere else on earth - it's a place truly teeming with underwater life. Indonesia offers nearly everything you could want on a tropical dive trip. Whether you are looking for easily accessible resort based diving, exploring the vast untouched reefs or an...
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Generally speaking, it's not normal for one creature to crawl into the mouth of another. But in the underwater world, it's just another day at the office for this cleaner shrimp. Symbiotic relationships between marine creatures are fascinating to observe, and for some animals necessary to survive. Here are three examples of symbiotic sea life...
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