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We’ve taken the time to reflect on some of our favorite highlights this last year at PADI, but now it’s time to pay homage to some of your favorite images and videos of 2017. The PADI Instagram features a collection of amazing diving moments that we’ve captured and also gathered over […]

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Professional freediver, EgyptProfessional freediver

Written by AmbassaDiver Akim Ladhari Most days I wake up at 6:30am and the sun is already strong, at the moment I’m living in Light House, one of the most popular areas of Dahab, Egypt. Somehow here in Dahab I don’t find it hard to wake up – I’m excited […]

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Cold Water Diving, Canda SealCold Water Diving, Russia

Written by Danielle Schofield This time of year is often jam-packed with holiday preparations, social events, family visits and, somewhere in between, the mania of gift shopping. After all that, it’s no surprise that many of us want to escape to the world of scuba diving for a change of […]

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Akim Ladhari - Deep DiveAkim Ladhari - Deep Dive

Written by AmbassaDiver Akim Ladhari I can hear Renee signalling the countdown that she is giving right by my side. It’s in this last minute before the dive that I empty my mind and think about nothing else… 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… As I […]

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You’re ready for your 2018 dive life to be even more awesome and inspiring than 2017 was, but you’re not sure how to make that happen. We’ve polled instructors, divers, non-profit founders and more to find out how they are resolving to make 2018 the most challenging and fun underwater […]

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