Buddy System

SCUBA DIVING BUDDY SYSTEM

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SCUBA DIVING BUDDY SYSTEM Scuba diving culture is known for being friendly and fun, so of course it makes sense that the best way to dive is with the buddy system, where two divers stick together and look out for one another during their dive. Regular dive buddies often become lifelong friends who share incredible memories of living life underwater. After all, seeing that eagle ray or elusive mola mola fish is more fun when you have someone [...]

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Discover Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba Diver Special Offer

PADI Discover Scuba Diving now only 5,100 Thai Baht See for yourself what scuba diving is all about! Try a Discover Scuba Diving experience in 1 day. Have you ever wondered what it is like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but are not quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it Academics Your PADI instructor will also teach you some basic skills to [...]

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Humpback Whales

15 Facts You Didn’t Know About Humpback Whales

1) The humpback whale makes the longest migration between seasonal feeding and breeding areas of any mammal. 2) Orcas and dusky sharks are among known predators of humpback whale calves. 3) One disputed estimate suggests that there were almost 250,000 humpbacks in the North Atlantic before whaling began. There are now 12,000. 4) Following the 1986 global moratorium on whale hunting, humpbacks have moved from Endangered to Vulnerable, and in 2008, to Least Concern, with an estimated population of more than 60,000 animals. 5) Male humpbacks are the Pavarottis of [...]

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Blue Whale

The Secret to Diving with Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

The Blue Whale is the largest animal on earth. Tobias Friedrich Sri Lanka is one of the only countries in which you can observe the largest land mammal, the elephant and the largest marine mammal, the blue whale. At the same time. On an area no bigger than Ireland, the island state stretches in the third largest ocean in the world. Less than one hundred kilometers south of India and described in travel guides as the “pearl of the Indian [...]

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Yonaguni

Dive Into Japan’s Mysterious Yonaguni Monument

It’s rainy and windy as our group lands with hopes of experiencing one of the strangest places on Earth: the Yonaguni monument. This spectacular rock formation was discovered by divers in 1986, and ever since, its origin has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Is the site natural or man-made? Perhaps a natural formation modified by humans? Or was it quite simply made by extraterrestrial beings that settled here and made some kind of weird landing site for their otherworldly [...]

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Bahrain

Bahrain Announces New Underwater Theme Park

Bahrain recently announced that it will launch the world’s largest underwater theme park, which include a sunken, decommissioned Boeing 747. Bahrain is gearing up to open the biggest underwater theme park in the world this summer, complete with its own 70m fully submerged Boeing 747 aircraft. The attraction will span 100,000 square meters and include a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, artificial coral reefs and sculptures made from eco-friendly material. Approximately 20m deep, the park will be set in the waters [...]

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Good Habits

Maintaining Good Diving Habits

Most scuba divers are taught certain habits and rituals in their entry-level courses, which they discard as small or insignificant details as soon as they graduate from students to qualified divers. Although many of us choose not to maintain these simple habits, we shouldn’t forget their importance. Wearing a snorkel You remember one of these — it’s that irritating tube that hangs uselessly on the left side of your mask. The clip is often awkward and gets stuck in long hair. It [...]

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Marine Conservation

PADI CEO Dr. Drew Richardson Talks Marine Conservation

PADI CEO Dr. Drew Richardson recently discussed his determination to turn the world’s divers into an army working for marine conservation. PADI CEO and President Dr. Drew Richardson heads up the world’s largest scuba-diving training agency, and he is determined to mobilize this huge network of divers as a force for good. Recently at the Maldives Underwater Festival he shared his vision for an army of ocean ambassadors working for marine conservation. In 2017, PADI announced a corporate philosophy that embraces ‘four pillars [...]

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Reef Diving

Steps To Become an Open Water Diver

There are three sections of your open water training, knowledge development, confined water training and open water training. For most people considering learning how to dive, it is the water sessions that have the largest concerns. The progression is simple, the five knowledge session provide the background information to understand the need for the skills in the corresponding confined water sessions. The skills learned in the five confined water sessions are honed in the four open water session. There [...]

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