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Photo Credit: Jill Heinerth Underwater Photography with Jill Heinerth. This event has three sessions. Did you ever wonder how the top professionals capture amazing underwater pictures? Jill Heinerth, Fellow of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences and International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, shares her secrets, techniques and expedition experiences to help you improve your ability to capture compelling underwater images. Description In this workshop, work with Jill Heinerth, celebrated underwater photographer and veteran explorer, to enhance your underwater photography skills in a small-group setting. In each of three sessions, Jill will offer a dynamic multimedia presentation followed by an intimate…

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Photo via Facebook The newest revision of The Fundamentals of Better Diving charts a fresh course for those seeking to get the most out of their diving, demonstrating what is distinctive in both the theory as well as the practice of GUE. This book is a treasure trove of useful information regarding skill enhancement, team orientation, and risk mitigation—invaluable for experienced technical divers and beginners alike. While the first edition of this book defined and popularized the value of standard protocols, this new edition provides a clearer prescription for divers seeking to adopt sound practices while augmenting their capacity and underwater readiness.…

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Reef-World’s campaign is helping dive guides in need receive Green Fins environmental certification The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is calling for dive guides to submit their application for the Green Fins Dive Guide Scholarship.  As a result of the Scholarship campaign, dive guides working around the world – including Brazil, the Philippines, Egypt, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia and Turkey – have received their certificate proving their status as a Green Fins certified dive guide. Yet, thanks to funding from Reef-World’s partner Paralenz, 149 more scuba diving guides will be able to receive their Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course environmental certification. Dive…

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SSI has long had a recreational sidemount diving specialty program available but it was only in the last years that the Extended Range Sidemount program was introduced and the digital content for both programs developed. The Recreational Sidemount program provides the divers with the introduction to sidemount diving. It is aimed purely at those divers who conduct dives within the no-decompression limits. It trains divers in the configuration and techniques for managing two bottom gas cylinders. The Extended Range Sidemount program builds upon that knowledge and introduces the use of additional stage cylinders which are typically required to carry decompression…

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Welcome to the most comprehensive diving accident, illness, and emergency medicine course to date! We are proud to bring you a course that instills confidence and understanding of a subject your Instructor may not have had the knowledge and skills to teach you unless they were DEMR trained themselves. The Diver Medic is excited to announce the new Programme called Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR) Course. This course aims to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for an emergency to help reduce pain, sustain life, and minimize the consequences of an injury or sudden illness. The course teaches students to…

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PADI is excited to announce the launch of the new PADI Mermaid program designed to provide water-enthusiasts an additional outlet for exploring their underwater passion. With consumers showing a desire to imitate the underwater abilities of mythical mermaids, this is an excellent opportunity for PADI dive centres and resorts to attract and gain an entirely new customer base. Did you know that the word “mermaid” is of Chinese origin and roughly translates to “human fish”? In many Asian cultures like China, Japan, South Korea & Vietnam, the word “mermaid’ is not gender-specific and therefore, the words “man” or “woman” need…

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The SCR range of programs are one of the most recent additions to the XR family of programs. The decades of expertise behind Mares and rEvo rebreathers were combined to create a unique semi-closed rebreather called the “Horizon”. For divers seeking a revolutionary SCR approach in a system that is easy to use, natural to dive, designed with all levels of diver in mind and developed to provide the utmost security, the SSI SCR training is perfect. The SSI SCR Diving program is a great option for those divers looking to either get up close to marine life, extend their…

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Totally new RAID instructor materials launched Becoming an instructor, regardless of agency, takes a huge amount of time and dedication. One of RAID’s primary goals as an agency is to keep our teaching methodology in line with technical and teaching advancements across all educational industries. RAID released its last update to the Instructor and Instructor Trainer programs in 2014, and today, we announce the release of our new instructor-level core programs: Instructor Development Program (IDP), Instructor Trainer Program (ITP) and Instructor Playbook.Since RAID is an entirely digital agency, we are, by default, prescriptive teaching experts, and this can present a…

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The Extended Range Foundations program first made its first appearance in the plethora of XR programs around 6 years ago but it only really found its feet and was given a backbone with solid instructional content when it went digital about two years ago. The Extended Range Foundations program is designed to provide divers with a confined water workshop environment to improve their skills to a high level using any total diving system that they are certified to dive with. The program focuses on the true mastery of buoyancy, trim, finning techniques, stability and communication which make up the foundations…

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Everyone knows that swimming is good and one of the best forms of physical exercise, working nearly every muscle in your body, including your heart and lungs. What most don’t realize, however, is that swimming is good for your soul. Time in the water has a unique ability to drown out the stress and noise of the world, allowing you to focus on the here-and-now, giving your mind a break from the constant bombardment of information it receives throughout the day. Even if you have never spent much time in the water before, everyone can learn to swim. The SSI Swimming…

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