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Diving in IndiaConfessions of a Shy Scuba Diver in India

Guest Post by PADI Diver Charu Photos supplied by Charu I grew up in a small town in North India — amidst mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls and was in love with the water. Fortunately my parents let me enrol in swimming lessons.– I was the only girl in my class, which […]

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video tips for your dive tripvideo tips for your dive trip

Your dive-trip stoke stays alive when you share it via video — and creating that killer dive video not only encourages more friends to share in the experience, it may also inspire one of them to join you on the next one. Here are 10 steps to making sure your […]

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EUDI 2018EUDI 2018

Once again, PADI will be exhibiting at EUDI, taking place at BolognaFiere, Bologna Hall 36 from 2nd – 4th March 2018. We invite you, your diving and your non-diving friends to visit us at the PADI Stand (Stand 110) where PADI staff will be on hand to have a friendly […]

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DMEX 2018DMEX 2018

Once again, PADI will be exhibiting at DMEX, taking place at Dubai Canal, Jumeirah (Dubai) from 27th February – 3rd March. We invite you, your diving and your non-diving friends to visit us at the PADI Stand (D40) where PADI staff will be on hand to have a friendly chat, […]

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Salón de la Inmersión 2018Salón de la Inmersión 2018

Once again, PADI will be exhibiting at Salón de la Inmersión, taking place at Fira de Cornellà (Barcelona) from 23rd – 25th February. We invite you, your diving and your non-diving friends to visit us at the PADI Stand (Stand 110) where PADI staff will be on hand to have […]

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