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PADI Nears 20 Million Certification Mark
By Joseph Tepper, August 19, 2011 @ 11:00 AM (EST)
Source: ABC 12 News

This week, PADI announced that the organization where “the world learns to dive” is nearing its 20 millionth scuba certification. In addition,  they promised an all expenses paid vacation to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the 20 millionth student and his/her instructor. 

"It is incredible to see what started as an idea by Ralph Erickson and John Cronin nearly 45 years ago, has grown into 'the way the world learns to dive,'" says Brian Cronin, chief executive officer for PADI Worldwide. "The fact that PADI is nearing its 20 millionth certification is a testament to the power and wisdom of their vision, as well as the talent and dedication of PADI Instructors across the globe. We are proud that this organization has been able to introduce people to new life changing experiences through diving, and we look forward to the next 20 million."

A new 20-millionth certification countdown has shown up on PADI’s website as part of the promotion, which applies to any diving certification at any level of experience. PADI expects to reach the mark in late September. Maybe you can be the lucky winner by checking out the PADI Digital Underwater Photography specialty course


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