Documenting Microplastics from the Netherlands to New York

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver, Michel Labrecque It all started when I came back from a recent expedition I led to Clipperton Atoll. The remote and uninhabited island is being suffocated by marine debris, mostly plastics and microplastics. The sight was deeply saddening. I decided to speak out about the problem […]

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If you’re looking for a gift for that special diver in your life, or want to show your appreciation to a superhero divemaster, or inspiring instructor, you’ve come to the right place. This year marks the fifth-annual Scuba Diver Gift Guide. So we’ll start by including some all-time best-sellers and […]

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This season, it’s all about being grateful. Here are four underwater icons that made the diving world what it is today.   Father of Scuba Diving: Jacques Cousteau Often referred to as the “father of scuba diving,” the name Jacques Cousteau is recognized worldwide as the man that brought scuba […]

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We are big believers in the healing power of scuba diving, so when we found out about Grazia’s My PADI story we knew we had to share it with you… How did you get into scuba diving? I started diving when I was 23 years old. I grew up far […]

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Honduras. Hawaii. Indonesia. Mexico. Zanzibar. These are the destinations Josiah Mackin, 35, has called home after becoming an instructor in 2009 at Utila Dive Center, a PADI Career Development Center in the Bay Islands of Honduras. His is the sort of life that many dream about, and only some make […]

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