PADI AmbassaDiver

We’re thrilled to welcome Myoungho Noh to the PADI AmbassaDiver family! Not only is he a PADI Course Director but he was also the first PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer from Korea. We got to know him a little better and learnt about some of his favourite freediving moments and what […]

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TOATS Winner Katie GibbsTOATS Winner Katie Gibbs

If you joined us at the London Excel Outdoor Show then you may have entered our competition to win a PADI course. We caught up with the winner of the competition, Katie Gibbs, to find out what she thought of her PADI Open Water Diver course she took at Flippas-n-Fins […]

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Read more: Interview with London Excel Outdoor Show Competition Winner – Katie Gibbs

Juvenile Great White Shark Rescued at Sydney Beach

A baby great white shark washed up at Shelly Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches yesterday afternoon. After several failed attempts to return the injured shark to the sea, rescuers moved it to the nearby Fairy Bower ocean pool. The juvenile shark, nicknamed ‘Fluffy,’ was around 2 metres (9.8 feet) long […]

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Wreck DivingWreck Diving

By guest blogger Alexandra Dimitriou Wreck diving is exhilarating. Wreck diving is special. Wreck diving may be more extreme than regular diving, and it demands a greater respect, but it’s easy to get the most out of wrecks while keeping yourself out if the danger zone. Perhaps wreck is so exhilarating […]

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Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017

Freediver demonstrates Dynamic With Fin discipline This weekend, the Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017 will be held in Auckland. PADI are proud to be a sponsor of the event and to support the growth of freediving not only in New Zealand but around the world. The event will […]

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