peeing in your wetsuitpeeing in your wetsuit

You did what in your wetsuit?! There’s a well-worn saying among divers: there are those who pee in their wetsuit, and there are those who lie about it. We’re not 100% sure if that’s true, but there are plenty of myths and misconceptions we can clear up about making the […]

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Want to Get Your PADI in Mongolia? Now You Can!Want to Get Your PADI in Mongolia? Now You Can!

For most of the 20th century, Mongolia was sealed off from the world. Now, it’s very much open and worth a trip. Mongolia is an outdoor lover’s paradise with opportunities to hike, camp, horse trek and now with the first PADI Dive Shop, Great Sea Resort, you can get PADI certified […]

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Scuba diving sport or leisure?Scuba sport or leisure, divers 2

By guest blogger, Alexandra Dimitriou Scuba diving is fun. Scuba diving is exciting. Scuba diving makes you stronger. Scuba diving makes you happier. But is it a sport if it’s so much fun? What’s the difference between a sport and a leisure activity anyway and why does there have to […]

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Macro Critters of the PhilippinesMacro Critters of the Philippines

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver Justin Carmack I’ve made my career based around scuba diving and filming some of the best locations to show the world, and there is just certain locations I always migrate back to. The Philippines is one of those places, just from the sheer amazing-ness of the […]

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And the Winners of the PADI 4 Marine Animals Contest Are…And the Winners of the PADI 4 Marine Animals Contest Are…

In November 2016, PADI® announced our Four Pillars of Change, to help connect the PADI community to the ocean causes they care about. In line with this we put the call out for our community to tell us about their favorite marine animal OR a marine life encounter they’ve experienced. We […]

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