Becoming a diver is a big step towards uncovering a whole new world, and to make magical discoveries of your own. Being able to breath underwater will allow you to explore the ocean and its inhabitants in a completely different way. Becoming a diver will change you as a person, and as a traveller.
Bubbling volcanoes, black sand beaches, entrancing hula dancers, and magnificent waves: Sound familiar? Indeed, Hawaii is as famous as it is beautiful, with its spectacular scenery and laid back lifestyle. Leafy green cliffs cascade down into frothing white water, and comfortable breezes blow across the breathtaking beaches. Scuba diving in Hawaii is as popular here as surfing, and there’s more than enough dive sites to sink your teeth into. Check it out!
While colorful tropical locales are a delight, there is something to be said for donning a drysuit and plunging into the icy depths. There are cold water dives you can explore around the world, in both fresh and salt water. Take a deep breath, grab a drysuit, and head for a cooler climate: You’re in for the adventure of a lifetime!
Certain scuba spots around the planet are swarming with tourists. However, sometimes it can be nice to take a dive in which you and your pals are the only people on the scene. Far out in the ocean, these five untouched islands and archipelagos are as far off the beaten path as it gets. Some are completely uninhabited, others, barely so. Take the scuba diving adventure you’ve always dreamed of, truly getting away from it all.
PADI has teamed up with The International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) to create the PADI Blueprint for the Ocean Award.