The PADI statement about its sell

  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 […]

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Buoyancy Sesions 3: Introduction to trim

Previously (check our previous buoyancy sessions) you learnt how to be proper weighted and to perform a perfect descent . Once at the bottom, it is time to decide in which position will you swim. That “small” decision is more important that what may seem. Today we introduce you a new word: The Trim. Trim. An unknown word […]

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7 Tips to Remain Near the Fish
How to remain near the fish

Has it ever happened to you that when you approached a fish, this one has run away as if the devil was after it? I’m sure it did happen to you. The excitement of being close to the fantastic beings that inhabit the oceans can not be compared to any other sensation in life. We […]

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After 60 hours lost in a cave, they find him… Alive!

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 […]

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The Coral Triangle: Muck Diving Destination
Macro Diving Scuba Diving Gran Canaria

Who doesn’t dream of a whale shark encounter while diving? Or dream of shoals of mantas, pods of dolphins, solitary sharks, and graceful whales? But who dreams of the small creatures? It’s not only encounters with big animals that will make your dive spectacular. Muck diving  refer to locations where macro species tend to gather, […]

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Diving Between Immortals
Scuba Legends

The search for the secret of endless youth has been one of the biggest crusades amongst history. For centuries it tortured the souls of emperors, dictators, great thinkers and scientists. Nowadays, the question “Is there a source of eternal youth? ” seems close to be answered. Once more, the oceans bring us the solution for another big […]

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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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