Divers that visit the Caribbean island of Bonaire have the unique opportunity to blend the power of mindfulness with the magic of scuba diving during the Mindful Diver PADI Distinctive Specialty Course. Combining scientifically supported mindfulness skills that traverse the body, breath, and mind, with the world of underwater exploration - this course invites you...
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2019 has been a jam-packed year for the diving community, from new discoveries and breathtaking photos, to inspiring achievements and eco-friendly progress. As we approach the end of the year, we take a brief look back over some of the dive world’s most standout moments. Divers for the Win In its fifth year, PADI Women’s...
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As the new year rolls in, it's a wonderful time for reflection. And as we reflect on the year past, it also lends itself to thinking of the year ahead. Our guess is that your time spent underwater this year is inspiring you to include the big blue in your new resolutions. If so, you're...
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2019 was a big year for freediving. Many new world records were set, the World Championships reached an all-time high attendance, and there were some considerable feats done in the name of conservation and ecological awareness. Here are some of the highlights.  The Year for Bi-Fins Alice Hickson, UK Bi-Fins National Record Dive 179 metres:...
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In 2019, PADI® Divers clicked, liked, commented and shared thousands of images, videos and blog articles. Below is a recap of the most popular topics, based upon reactions from 500+ followers on Instagram, nearly 2 million divers on Facebook the 422,000 unique monthly visitors to PADI.com. The Most Popular Scuba Diving Images and Videos of...
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As one of my proudest achievements, it's safe to say that becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - and working as one – has taught me a lot about many things. One of those things is myself. The life of a diving instructor is exciting, fun, and endlessly fascinating – but it's not always...
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