Splash Freediving NZ Pool NationalsIt’s a Wrap! Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017

Photo supplied by Freediving New Zealand PADI were proud to sponsor the Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals held in Auckland over the weekend. The event saw freedivers from across New Zealand and the world come together to compete across three disciplines – Static Apnea, Dynamic With Fins and Dynamic […]

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Imagine spending six months on a boat, sailing thousands of nautical miles, suffering from sleep deprivation and sometimes illness, all while filming and editing a television show. This was Ellis Emmett’s life while filming his new show for Outside TV – Over The Horizon. “The key to mobile television production […]

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After two powerful storms hit Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, it has been a difficult time for the millions of people affected by evacuations, flooding, electrical outages and loss of loved ones. We empathize with our friends, family and colleagues after the Category 4 and 5 storms hit, bringing 298-kph/185-mph […]

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Written by Kerrie Eade of Ocean Turtle Diving One of the most rewarding aspects of running a dive centre and being a diving instructor is introducing new people to the underwater world that we all love. At Ocean Turtle Diving we are lucky to have a wide range, and diverse group, […]

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Diving MistakeDiving Mistake

By guest blogger, Lisa from Fjords and Beaches I am a huge advocate for learning to dive, and believe it is an experience everyone should get to go through. I am constantly telling friends and family that they just have to do it, and am trying to convince everyone I […]

The post Simple mistakes you make when learning to dive (and how to avoid...

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