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PADI approaching 20 million diver certs, offers prize

By Leonard Ho - Posted Aug 09, 2011 02:29 PM
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world's largest scuba diving training and certification organization. PADI is now fast approaching 20 million certified divers! To celebrate, they are awarding the 20 millionth certified diver a dive trip for two to Australia's Great Barrier Reef aboard the Spirit of Freedom.

As of this blog's publication date, they are only 92,000 certificates away from 20 million.

According to PADI's website, the winner will receive:

  • Round-trip coach airfare to Cairns, Queensland, Australia including all taxes and fees*;
  • Four nights stay of two-person shared accommodation at a hotel resort in Cairns or Port Douglas, Queensland Australia (location to be determined by Tourism Queensland), including taxes and fees. Incidental expenses such as phone, internet, minibar, room service, movie rental, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, tips and gratuities, etc are winner’s responsibility
  • Three day / three night live aboard dive adventure on the Spirit of Freedom to Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs (approximate value of $1895 AUD per person), including:
  • opportunity for up to 11 dives
  • full equipment hire, including dive computers
  • double or twin share cabin with private bathroom
  • chef-prepared meals
  • one hour, low level reef flight from Lizard Island to Cairns
  • levies and taxes
  • Day trip to UNESCO World Heritage listed site, the Daintree Rainforest - the oldest rainforest in the world
  • Cuddle a Koala Experience
  • Aboriginal Cultural Experience
  • Exclusions: incidental expenses such as alcoholic beverages, tips and gratuities are winner’s responsibility

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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