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11th Annual International Student Film Competition

11th Annual International Student Film Competition

PADI has teamed up with The International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) to create the PADI Blueprint for the Ocean Award.

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Mermaids Are Real

Mermaids Are Real

Well, sort of as I’ll explain – but in 2012 and 2013, Animal Planet left a lot of people with the impression that mermaids really exist after running two “mockumentaries”  (a.k.a. docufiction – fake documentaries) about them. Authorities and Animal Planet quickly set the record straight, and this would be old news except that rather than dampen people’s fascination with the myth of mermaids, it added fuel to an already blazing fire. Mermaids and mermaid lore are nothing new, yet in the last few years, public interest has ballooned to unprecedented levels. Why?

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Animals that Glow and Create a Festival of Lights in the Ocean

Animals that Glow and Create a Festival of Lights in the Ocean

November 28th kicked off the beginning of Hannukkah, an eight-day Jewish holiday known as the “Festival of Lights.” It is celebrated in late Nov. or early Dec. The lighting of nine candles in a special holder called a Menorah commemorates this glow-filled holiday. 

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Accessibility to Scuba Diving in all Areas

Accessibility to Scuba Diving in all Areas

In everyday life we often hear the phrase ‘where there’s a will there’s a way’ used to assimilate a person’s desire to achieve what some may consider impossible. For people with disabilities, whether born with or acquired due to illness or accident, overcoming challenging situations becomes part of daily life.

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10 Unbelievable freshwater dives

10 Unbelievable freshwater dives

Scuba diving doesn’t need to be relegated to saltwater locales, there are freshwater sites around the world where you can see amazing things. While the salty depths provide vibrant, colorful vistas, freshwater diving offers unexpected sights and new perspectives.

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