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Exclusive 2-4-1 ticket offer for PADI divers at DIVE 2016



DIVE 2016

Once again, PADI will be exhibiting at DIVE, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham (UK) on the 22 and 23 October.

PADI invite you, your diving and your non-diving friends to visit them at the PADI Village where PADI staff will be on hand to have a friendly chat and answer all your questions.

Introducing Gary Green, new PADI AmbassaDiver

This year, not only will PADI introduce you to the latest digital products and features, but also to a man who, with the help of PADI Dive Centre Deptherapy, overcame some massive obstacles in life and, against all odds, lives to tell the tale. Gary Green, PADI’s newest AmbassaDiver™, will be joining the organisation for the weekend to tell people how scuba diving changed his life after he was injured so badly by two bombs in Afghanistan that he was medically withdrawn from the Army. You can read Gary’s story here.

So visit the PADI stand to get inspired about how scuba diving really does change your life and get advice on planning your next adventure. If you’re feeling inspired, why not sign up for your next course with one of the exhibiting Dive Centres and get a free PADI gift* to take away with you.

What’s on over the weekend

Over the course of the weekend PADI will be holding some great seminars and workshops:

22.10.1610.30 – 11.00PADI’s new Advanced Open Water adventure dive: Digital Underwater ImagingPhotography stage
23.10.1613.00 – 13.20The new PADI Advanced Open Water courseOcean Theatre
23.10.1613.20 – 13.40PADI shares the wonders of UK divingOcean Theatre
23.10.1613.40 – 14.00How myPADI changed my life (Gary Green, PADI AmbassaDiver)Ocean Theatre

2-4-1 ticket offers for PADI divers

Good news – if you completed a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience or a PADI Open Water Diver course on or after 1st November 2015 you are eligible for the 2-4-1 DIVE 2016 ticket offer**. Simply go online and book in advance using the discount code PADI2-4-1NEWDIVER. Alternatively, you can book on the day and you’ll receive your complimentary ticket at the kiosk. Don’t forget that photo ID must be brought to the show to claim the offer.

* Subject to stock availability. Only applies to PADI courses booked with exhibiting PADI Dive Centres during the show.

**2-4-1 ticket offer is not valid with other ticket promotions. The two tickets will be charged at £14.50. All ticket offers are valid only when appropriate ID and proof of certification is shown on entry to the show.


Mares & SSI launch new promotion



SSI expands financial support to SSI Members worldwide. 

2020 has been an unusual and challenging year for the entire world, especially the diving and travel industry!  To weather the crisis, SSI immediately jumped into action to help Training Centers and Professionals around the world.  

In response to COVID-19, SSI launched the No Water, No Problem Campaign, put Final Exams online, and held hundreds of Webinars to train Professionals on how to use distance learning to teach the dry Specialties online. The FREE SCIENCE OF DIVING promotion resulted in SSI Training Centers worldwide register over 50,000 FREE DIGITAL KITS, funding more than $3.5 MILLION IN RETAIL VALUE. Additionally, SSI introduced an aggressive DOUBLE PRO REWARDS incentive to help SSI Professionals compensate 2020 Renewal Fees and reduce those for 2021. Currently, the WE WANT YOU Crossover promotion aims to fill the industry need for instructors and strengthen the entire SSI Professional community.

Now, in conjunction with Mares, SSI is launching the GO DIVING – PROTECT YOURSELF. OWN EQUIPMENT Promotion, which includes a FREE SSI EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES DIGITAL KIT. This new campaign strives to motivate divers worldwide to go diving and buy equipment. Look for more information on this next retail support campaign within the next few days.

“These are just a few examples of how we have supported and are continuing to support our Training Centers, Professionals, and divers worldwide. To provide even more economic security and help in business recovery, WE WILL NOT INCREASE PRICES FOR 2021. While travel was restricted and some key resort areas completely locked down, SSI mainly focused on supporting domestic markets with retail-driven incentives. Now, in this next re-opening phase, we need to shift gear and assist resort markets that have no local diving community and are 100% dependent on the traveling diver. Therefore, SSI will grant certain special conditions and delayed payment options to specific resort markets which have been locked down for longer than six months or suffered from closed borders,” stated Guido Waetzig, SSI CEO.

Guido Waetzig, SSI CEO, explains further, “To financially support these needed investments which directly benefit SSI Members and to protect the health of our valuable members and staff, we will forego all 2021 Trade Shows over the next 12 months. Despite international uncertainty, every time we experience one of these events, the entire SSI Network emerges stronger and more resilient. Be assured, SSI is your trustful partner within the Diving Industry!”

For more information about SSI visit their website by clicking here.

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Photo Gallery: Shark Diving in The Bahamas



In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they look at Shark Diving in The Bahamas.

The Bahamas offers some of the very finest shark diving experiences in the world. The islands have protected sharks in their waters creating one of the first Shark Sanctuaries in the world. Several species of shark can be seen and photographed, with each island offering a different type of shark diving, making this destination the perfect place for a multi-island, multi-shark trip of a lifetime.

Great Hammerhead Shark diving in Bimini

Bull Sharks in Bimini

Tiger Shark off Grand Bahama

Oceanic Whitetip Shark off Cat Island

Nurse Shark off Abaco

Caribbean Reef Sharks off New Providence

Lemon Sharks off Grand Bahama

For more images from The Bahamas and around the world, visit the Frogfish Photography website by clicking here.

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