Is learning to Dive Hard?Is learning to Dive Hard?

By guest blogger Lisa Learning to dive is an exciting, scary and challenging experience – all at the same time. Since I got certified with PADI the one question most people have asked me has been some version or other of; is learning to dive hard? This does, of course, […]

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Cody Unser PADI DiverCody Unser

PADI AmbassaDiver ™ Cody Unser is one of the youngest women to be inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame, and the first woman with a disability to receive the award. Her foundation, the Cody Unser First Step Foundation (CUFSF) has enabled thousands of individuals with disabilities to scuba […]

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What is it that Deptherapy does? Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education is an English Charity, registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales. It is staffed exclusively by volunteers, with some of our team putting in 40 hours a week. There are two distinct areas of work: Deptherapy where we […]

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As the youngest and largest of the Hawaiian Islands, we know for a fact that the Big Island has no lack of amazing scuba diving sites (like the manta ray night dive). When it comes to freediving, however, some ocean lovers may forget the incredible underwater world that there is […]

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After sharing this draw-dropping photo of PADI AmbassaDiver™ Gemma Smith diving into ‘Hell’s Gate’ in Ojamo mine, Finland, we knew we had to find out a bit more about the unique dive location it was taken in… Hi Gemma, can you tell us a bit about the mine? Ojamo mine, […]

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