PADI Sold For 700 Million
PADI Sold

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 […]

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The Biggest Danger Of Scuba Diving
Scuba Legends, Scuba Diving, Ego, Hazards, Caution

Throughout my career I have been asked often: “which is the biggest danger of Scuba Diving?”. Curiously, one of the main reasons why people do not try diving is the illogical fear of sharks (check 15 scuba diving facts you most probably don’t know). Far from what my students expect, my answer to that question is very simple. […]

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Good News – Sharkwater 2 Will Be Completed
Sharkwater, Scuba Diving, Scuba Legends, Gran Canaria

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 […]

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15 Curious Scuba Diving Facts You Most Probably Don’t Know
Scuba Legends, Magazine, Gran Canaria

There are a few facts that most divers know. Facts such as SCUBA stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus or that the inventor of Scuba Diving was Jacques-Yves Cousteau. But there are some others that might be a bit more unknown in the diving world. Have a look at these interesting facts about Scuba […]

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“One Billion Dollar Baby” – PADI for Sale!

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 […]

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Breaking News – Another Scuba Diving Icon Sold
Aqua Lung Sold

BREAKING NEWS…BREAKING NEWS…BREAKING NEWS… Air Liquide, a french company and owner of the world famous brand Aqua Lung, just announced the sale of the entire firm to Montagu Private Enquiry company. Last October, Air Liquide started the conversations to sell one of the icons of their brand. After 2 months of negotiations they reached an […]

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“You are a very good instructor!” – 7 Things You Should Know Before Saying This

You are a very good instructor… …something almost any diver can identify is how many different styles of teaching dive professionals may have and how many different systems they employ. All scuba diving organisations train their professionals to focus on safety and the control of the student. They have been well prepared for the job they are […]

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