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How to Keep Your AED Properly Maintained

Imagine you are at work chatting with a colleague. Then, suddenly, a strange look comes across his face and he collapses to the ground. Recently, you completed a CPR, First Aid, and AED class and spring into action. You call out for someone to call 911, and check for normal breathing. Normal breathing is not detected so you begin CPR, when you suddenly remember… the AED! You shout for someone to get the AED that has been mounted in the hallway of the building for years. When the AED is retrieved, you open the case, try to turn the device on and… nothing. In short, you realize the batteries are dead!

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Chasing the Real Cousteau in Provence

The author (left) stands with Cédric Genin, the French freediving champion and coach, in Saint-Raphaël.

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How to Get Over a Fear of Scuba Diving

The ocean is the perfect cutaway from everyday life, and you’d love nothing more than to dive in and explore. There’s just one thing in your way: how to get over a fear of scuba diving!

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VIDEO: New Deep Ocean Ecosystem—‘The Trapping Zone’—Discovered in the Maldives

Go nearly a third of a mile deep in the Indian Ocean and you will hit an oasis of life, researchers in the Maldives recently discovered.

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Want to Save the Ocean? PADI AWARE Can Help.

There are amazing people working to save our ocean every day. The PADI AWARE Foundation is helping turn their blue dreams into concrete realities. And, they’re asking us to help. 

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