PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DIVING INSTRUCTORS
DEEP THOUGHTS: The PADI website should be the first online stop for anyone considering taking up diving. A detailed list of official PADI courses--from beginners to instructors--is supplemented with a list of PADI-approved dive centers around the world. You can also take a fish quiz or download watery wallpaper for your desktop. And be sure to read up on AWARE, PADI's conservation program--or, better yet, sign up for a clean-up campaign, to help coral reefs thrive while you dive.
WETIQUETTE: The online version of the popular magazine offers a generous array of materials culled from Asiandiver's pages. Features cover an array of diving-related topics, while the "dive travel" section advises when you'll encounter primo conditions around the region. Click on "WetLinx" on the home page to access Asian dive info by destination, as well as links to travel agencies, gear shops, dive clubs and other industry-related information.
February 22, 1999
Off The Shelf
Andaman and Beyond: Thailand's remarkable undersea world
The PADI website should be the first online stop for anyone considering taking up diving
ASEAN members offer a collective air pass to promote travel to the nine countries
It may be the coldest part of the year, but that won't deter thousands of fortune-seeking men from participating in the annual Naked Man Festival in Japan
A tidal wave of interest in diving has been a boon for destinations like Thailand and the Philippines