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Kids spend twice as long staring at TV, computer, and smartphone screens as they do playing outside, according to a study conducted by Persil. Today, most kids would rather stay inside playing video games or scrolling through their social media timelines which, according to health professionals, can affect their physical and mental health over time. To prevent this, one awesome activity that you can introduce your child to is scuba diving. With their likeness to learn new skills and natural curiosity, kids can become some of the best scuba divers. However, it is up to you to ensure that your kids get…

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If you are looking to start rebreather diving, this is an opportunity to learn how to be a wise consumer and make the choice that is right for you. If you already own a rebreather and want a review of academics, new trends and the future of CCR diving, then this seminar will inform you about accident analysis, prevention and staying safe. Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the DC Dive Show with Jill Heinerth Learn more at: http://www.dcdiveshow.com

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The International Organization WSDS is committed to the promotion of internationally active diving associations and in particular to the recognition of diving on a public level. A priority goal is the promotion of contemporary, comparable international safety standards of all participating associations, both for diving instructors and for diving students.  This aspect is particularly important on the international job market in the diving industry – both on the part of employers and employees as well as on the part of the public sector – in order to ensure transparency and equivalence with regard to completed training and uncomplicated cross-over opportunities…

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On April 29th, 2019, the Open University of the Netherlands will have the inaugural class of its newest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Marine Litter. The course will be available in all UN languages, making a global issue available to a global audience. The course content is tailored to the different regions of our planet. “The previous Marine Litter MOOC (provided for free and available in English and Spanish) attracted thousands of participants. Ocean pollution is a global issue, therefore the Leadership track of the MOOC is being made available in all UN languages and Portuguese. ‘We realize that…

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PADI® announces plans for PADI Women’s Dive Day 2019, the largest single day of organized diving, on Saturday, 20 July. For the fifth consecutive year, PADI Dive Centers and Resorts will host thousands of divers for a global celebration of shared adventure and passion for the ocean at hundreds of events around the world. Committed to fostering a global community that encourages divers of all genders, ages and experience levels to safely and confidently explore the underwater world, PADI launched the first PADI Women’s Dive Day in 2015. Growing year over year, PADI Women’s Dive Day swelled to more than…

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Why I promote technical training in warm water… Let’s kick-off the New Year with a home truth that a couple of old friends and I discussed during the holidays… essentially, why conducting technical diver programs (especially CCR) in cold water can be a disservice to the student. Training in warm water results in a “better” program. The goals of every technical diver program differ slightly according to the program, but overall, the intended results shared by each of them is to develop in students: “a noticeable change in behaviour.” Without a doubt, the most effective way to accomplish this, and…

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As scuba diving begins to gain more popularity around the world, one of the biggest concerns novice divers seem to have is surrounding the safety of scuba diving. While a valid concern, recent studies show that diving is statistically safer than driving, having a kid, or even running a marathon. However, seeing as the human body is not naturally designed to breathe underwater, every time a scuba diver heads out for a dive they are completely dependent on their skills, training and equipment. Following research that seems to show the correlation between water safety and reduced risks, divers wishing to approach the…

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PADI® and Project AWARE® announce the launch of the updated Project AWARE Specialty course to coincide with the first global AWARE Week, 15-23 September 2018. The newly revised course provides information and encouragement to help individuals take responsibility for ocean health. Building on the success and popularity of the Project AWARE’s 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet – the backbone of Project AWARE’s philosophy – the Project AWARE Specialty focuses on guiding participants toward personal commitments and actions they can take to help the environment. With a shared belief that no action is too small, PADI and…

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Dive into the ONLY salt-water scuba and snorkel facility in Alberta and make your underwater dreams a safe reality! Built by divers for divers. Everything about our Dive Center is dedicated to your safety, learning and enjoyment. We ensure critical skills are fully developed to maximize your underwater experiences. Our passion for teaching and matching your needs with the best value products and services ensures you get it right the first time! Learn more at: http://www.adventuresinscuba.com/facility/

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