Five Tips For Getting Started With Underwater Photography

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Guest article by Underwater Photographer and PADI Instructor Matt Testoni.  Underwater photography is taken up for a number of reasons with the most prevalent being the desire to share the unique views and moments only a scuba diver gets to experience. However for a number of reasons, the world beneath […]
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How Scuba Diving Helps me in my Career as a Travel Blogger

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Written by Lisa from Fjords and Beaches I have written before about how inspiring and motivating it is to be a part of the diving community, and that it is a support system I never had imagined before learning to dive. I love the online communities I am a member of, meeting […]
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How Scuba Diving Calms our Busy Minds

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Written by Laura Walton Descending into the depths on a scuba dive we can hear only bubbles.  We may also notice that the silence moves from the water and hushes the noise in our heads.  Mind chatter reduces and we can focus on the present, paying attention to our diving and the […]
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Scuba Diving and Sailing for Teens

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Looking for a life changing summer camp focused on all things ocean? ActionQuest, founded in the mid-eighties, offers scuba and sailing summer adventure camps for teens in the British Virgin Islands. Students live aboard a fleet of sailboats for three week sessions, learning to sail and dive all along the […]
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Public Safety Diving Revisited

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As the owner of Underwater Criminal Investigators (UCI) and the full-time Operations Coordinator for the Virginia State Police Search and Recovery Team, Mike Berry is both a leader and pioneer in public safety diving. Mike was one of the first people interviewed for our scuba careers series, but there are […]
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Exclusive Dive Resort Vacations Available Now on PADI Travel

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PADI Travel™, the trusted online travel agency for divers, now offers vacations at leading dive resorts around the world, with added benefits you can’t get anywhere else. There are more than 100 beautiful dive resorts with new ones being added every day. When you book with PADI Travel you get the […]
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Are You Ready for Your Next Scuba Certification?

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More than 75 percent of new divers say they want to improve their scuba skills by taking additional classes, but fewer than 40 percent ever do so. When asked why, many say, “I didn’t feel ready.” Most divers don’t realize the PADI® system of diver education is designed to help newly-certified […]
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5 Things to do Before your Next Scuba Course

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Written by Danielle Schofield Are you planning to take the next step and complete a new PADI certification? To help get the most out of your course, try these five tips on being refreshed, prepared and fit to dive.   Choose the right course It may sound simple, but pick […]
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Si Ri Panya International School Year End Picnic with H20 Original

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In early July, H20 Original joined together with Pen’s Bungalows to host the Si Ri Panya International School Year End Picnic! The annual event takes place to celebrate the school year and give the kids an opportunity for a fun-filled day. Photos provided by H20 Original Knowing that educating the […]
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Documenting the Plastic Problem

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People from all walks of life are using their voices and respective platforms to highlight the issue of plastic waste. We spoke to two such people, producer and cinematographer, Poppy Chandler and director Mike Wafer. Together they are working on creating the documentary Plastic Britain: On our watch to highlight […]
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The $24 spend that would’ve saved a month of underwater memories on my camera…

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So, I couldn’t have been given more warnings to buy a retractor cord by the lost camera gods. I have probably dropped my camera a dozen times, but since it’s neutrally buoyant, I’ve always been very lucky at retrieving it quickly… Not so lucky last week. I jumped in with my normal two cameras: a […]
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Derailing Diving’s Myths and Fears – By Ken Kurtis

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If you are thinking about getting certified, you may have a few questions, fears or lingering doubts in the back of your mind. So we thought we would take a shot at putting those to rest. Every time I start a new class, I spend some time the first night asking my new divers about […]
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