For centuries, humans have been trying to devise equipment to enable us to breathe underwater with the US military coming closest to success with the SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) programme designed by Christian Lambert in 1939 that had the unfortunate side effect of leaving divers injured or killed by oxygen toxicity (pure oxygen at [...]
Established in 1960, the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) is one of the largest non-profit dive training and certifying organizations in the world, offering recreational and technical scuba diving and freediving training programs of the highest calibre. As one of the most trusted dive training providers, NAUI’s role as an industry leader has defined [...]
A passionate photographer, diver and skillful craftsman for many years, Harald Hordosch started taking interest in underwater photography while diving in the fresh water lakes in Europe. Not satisfied with the two film camera housing brands available in the market back then, he decided to invent his own and eventually founds SEACAM as a small [...]
Founded by Robert Clark in 1970, the origin story of Scuba Schools International is an interesting tale of kismet between the National Association of Scuba Diving Stores (NASDS) and Scuba Schools International (SSI). A diver since he was seven, Clark started scuba diving in 1960 as a hobby in the days before there was any [...]
A Shared Passion and Vision Between Two Friends Renowned as the world’s largest scuba diving training organisation, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) was dreamt up by two friends concerned about the state of the scuba diving industry some 53 years ago in the state of Illinois, USA. Some 13 years after the invention [...]