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Providence Equity Sells Scuba Certifier PADI for $700 Million

By Matt Jarzemsky March 21, 2017 4:52 p.m. ET 1 COMMENTS Providence Equity Partners LLC agreed to sell scuba certifier Professional Association of Diving Instructors to a group of wealthy families and endowments for more than $700 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The consortium includes philanthropists who were drawn to PADI’s efforts to promote oceanic conservation as well as its business, people familiar with the deal said. They purchased the company through an entity dubbed Mandarinfish Holding, named for a Pacific Ocean-dwelling fish whose vivid orange, blue and green colors make it a favorite of some divers, the people added. Orange County, Calif.-based PADI is the world’s largest diving membership and training organization, having issued more than 25 million certifications, according to its website. Scuba equipment salesman John Cronin … Read entire article »

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Diving related Organizations

There are a number of scuba and related organizations around the world. Most of them have high standards and provide comprehensive diver training. Is there enough difference that it really matters which on you are certified through? The agencies around the world pretty much meet the same basic standard for open water scuba instruction. Open water courses include a syllabus of diving theory (physics, physiology, and so on) along with practical skills. Classroom or homework supports the student whether a rookie or experienced diver who is looking for more. Some agencies allow leave the number of lecture hours and pool sessions at the instructor’s discretion. Also, it is not uncommon to see some instructors exceed an agency’s minimum standards. In my humble opinion being restricted to teach just the minimum, no more, … Read entire article »

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Recreational Dive Planner Challenge

    So you believe you know how to use the Diving Science & Technology Corp. Recreational Dive Planner, RDP? Visit Dive Planner Quiz and take the quiz. When you complete the questions, compare how you answered to the others who have taken the quiz before you. It is great as a refresher or for new student divers to use as a learning tool.     … Read entire article »

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Crime Scene Investigation: Medical and Legal Considerations

[singlepic id=918 w=320 h=240 float=center]   What: CSIDT (Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists) – International Conference Medical and Legal Considerations in Crime Scene Investigations Where: Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center 701W. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90831 March 29 & 30, 2013 Who: Mack S. House Jr. HU1-828-380-9955U Douglas Bannister U1-828-308-6670 Conference is in classroom setting, therefore seating is limited. Please register early. How Much: Standard Tuition: $ 225.00 U.S. Registration must be submitted no later than- March 22, 2013 Registration includes: Course Manual (includes … Read entire article »

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Submit news worthy event for 1000’s to see

So you believe you have something that is publishable? Are you privileged to new that is currently happening or worthy event occurring in your area that you would like to share? Send your story or news to story@divetalking.com Our Master Editor will review your submission. Candidates submissions of events and news are reviewed my the Master Editor and any submission chosen is then sent to the Chief Editor. If the Editor in Chief likes your submission, we may contact you for further details and publish your story/news on divetalking.com Subjects submitted should be related to ocean awareness, conservation or local events yet can be any subject if related to water, fresh or salt. For example: Diver finds lost ship, or whales found offshore, turtles begin breeding, and so on. They can be a long time … Read entire article »

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Understanding the Recreational Dive Planner, RDP

You are searching on the subject of the Recreational Dive Planner also known as the RDP. You found a good source for that information here at Divetalking. In this session, various ways to use the Diving Science & Technology Corp recreational dive tables supported by PADI will be displayed. From here on the Diving Science & Technology Corp recreational dive tables sanctioned by PADI will be called, RDP. Let us first understand that what you are about … Read entire article »

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PADI now part of Lincolnshire Portfolio

PADI is the largest organization in the world committed to the education, training and certification of recreational SCUBA divers, and to the continuing education and training of SCUBA diving instructors. PADI is also the world’s largest professional membership organization serving the SCUBA diving industry, with a total membership base of approximately 136,000 individual instructor members and over 6,000 retail and resort members in 175 countries and territories throughout the world. PADI was founded in 1966, … Read entire article »

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Fishinar

Tune in to the next Fishinar  presented by Blenny-lover and REEF Board Member, Anna DeLoach. Anna is a renowned videographer and naturalist with a soft spot for the members of the adorable Blenny family. The Fishinar starts at 8:00pm EDT (7/31/2012) and can be watched for FREE from the comfort of your home. You won’t want to miss out on this one!! For more information and to register go to REEF’s Fishinar Page at http://www.reef.org/resources/webinars … Read entire article »

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