New Scuba Diving Guinness World Record
A diver swollen with nitrogen bags
On the 24th of April, a Turkish diver set a new world record for the longest open water dive in cold water. Cem Karabay broke a new Guinness World Record. He began his submarine attempt on April 23 and set a Guinness world record with 30 hours and 20 minutes early on April 24 at […]
Important – Suunto Product Recall
It happened 4 years ago. Alejandro, a seafood fisherman, was doing his work more than 30m deep. He suffered a free flow in one of his hoses and, being alone, had to make a too fast direct ascent. This caused him a decompressive illness. “I did not die, but I swelled,” says Alejandro. The strange thing […]
Hollis and Oceanic Sold
SUUNTO WIRELESS TANK PRESSURE TRANSMITTER AND SUUNTO TANK POD Suunto has just released a warning for all the users of all Suunto and Suunto Tank PODs wireless pressure transmitters. All the owners of a Suunto or Tank POD wireless pressure transmitter are required to take their products to a Suunto dealer or authorized Suunto Service […]
The PADI statement about its sell
This year is definitely the year of changes in the diving industry. First was the acquisition of Aqualung , and then the never-ending soap opera of the PADI sell. Now, Huish Outdoors, LLC acquires Oceanic and Hollis brands from American Underwater Products (“AUP”). With this acquisition, Huish Outdoors makes up a powerful group. It will hold some […]
After 60 hours lost in a cave, they find him… Alive!
As we announced last March, Padi has been sold to a consortium of investors for 700 million dollars. Since the news flooded the social media there had been no statement from the Dive Organisation. Finally, on 16 May, PADI CEO Drew Richardson released the following statement: PADI announces an exciting change of ownership to a […]
PADI Sold For 700 Million
Saturday 15th of April. “Sa Piqueta”, Mallorca (Spain). One of the largest caves systems in Europe That Saturday, as usual, Francisco Gràcia, was surveying the cave. Suddenly Francisco realised that he had not enough air to reach the exit. He decided to wait in one of the “domos” (an air cavity inside the cave) while the […]
Shopping Against Marine Debris – Save The Ocean!
PADI Sold For 700 Million Dollar As we were informing a few months ago, Providence Equity, previous owner of PADI, was seeking in cooperation with Deutsche Bank for investors that would be interested in acquiring the diving organization. This week has been reported that a chinese consortium called ‘Mandarinfish Holding’ has bought PADI for 700 million […]
Good News – Sharkwater 2 Will Be Completed
Scientists state that in 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Hearing that, you feel like the fight against debris is lost. We don’t give up though, no matter the result, every effort counts. Hopefully this time scientists are wrong. From now on, you can fight against ocean debris just by shopping. Could […]
“One Billion Dollar Baby” – PADI for Sale!
On January 31st, the death of Rob Stewart shocked the world of diving. Any fatality underwater is a big loose, no exceptions. In this case the world not only lost a diver, but one of the strongest and most active shark defenders. Released in 2006, the movie “Sharkwater” has been awarded more than 50 times and […]
PADI for sale for 1 billion US-Dollar… BACKGROUND Providence Equity Partners (PEP) bought a major stake of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) in 2015. As a first change, they reduced considerably the personnel in the PADI Headquarters. Since then, PADI concentrates big economical efforts to expand the company to Middle East Asia. NOWADAYS In the […]