Dive Stories


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Immerse yourself in the underwater world with Dive Stories. PADI presents monthly episodes sharing diving’s most inspirational characters and their narratives with the world. We’re talking scuba, freediving, underwater exploration, travel, conservation, and all things in and around the ocean. Join us as we seek adventure and save the ocean. Hosted by Ocean Allison.

Episode Date
Dr. Jessica Meir - Exploring from the Sea to the Stars

An inspiring interview with NASA Astronaut and Marine Biologist Dr. Jessica Meir.

Jessica shares some seriously incredible scientific diving stories from the poles to the tropics, all about the similarities and differences between scuba diving and space walks, and what it’s like to look down on this blue planet we all call home. 

To learn more about Jessica, you can find her on Instagram and Twitter @astro_jessica.

For a chance to be featured on Dive Stories visit padi.com/podcast.

PADI - Seek Adventure. Save the Ocean.

Nov 15, 2020
Jillian Morris - Creating a Better World for Sharks

An uplifting discussion with shark conservationist Jillian Morris.

From the tiny island of Bimini, Jillian shares inspiring shark diving stories, the ways in which diving has shaped her life, and all about her passion for empowering youth through her educational non-profit Sharks4Kids.

To learn more about Jillian’s work find her on social media @biminisharkgirl, and for top-notch educational shark content visit sharks4kids.com.

For a chance to be featured on Dive Stories visit padi.com/podcast.

Oct 15, 2020
Danni Washington - Promoting Diversity in Ocean Science and Conservation

An empowering chat with ocean science communicator Danni Washington - the first woman of color to host an American science TV show.

Danni shares all about her background in Marine Biology, her passion for connecting youth with the ocean through her non-profit The Big Blue & You, some seriously incredible diving adventures, and the absolute importance of diversity in science and conservation. 

To learn more about Danni’s work, visit danniwashington.com and find her on social media @danniwashington.

Visit padi.com/podcast to share and record your dive story for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode! 

Sep 15, 2020
Alex Rendell - Inspiring Thailand’s Next Generation of Conservationists

An in-depth, dynamic conversation with Thai actor and conservationist Alex Rendell.

Alex shares some of his favorite diving adventures in Thailand and beyond, his passion for teaching conservation above and below the surface as the co-founder of Environmental Education Center Thailand (eecthailand.com), and the responsibility he feels to use his platform to bring environmentalism to the mainstream.

Follow his conservation and diving journey on Instagram @alexrendell.

To further connect with the ocean, visit padi.com.

PADI - Seek Adventure. Save the Ocean.

Aug 15, 2020
Nouf Alosaimi - Empowering Saudi Women Divers

A profoundly deep and inspiring interview with PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Saudi female tec diver Nouf Alosaimi. 

Nouf shares how scuba diving has positively changed her life, what it means to help other Saudi women discover the underwater world through her company Pink Bubbles Divers, and all about her relationship with the Red Sea.

Follow her journey on Instagram @redseacitizen and @pinkbubblesdivers.

To further connect with the ocean, visit padi.com.

PADI - Seek Adventure. Save the Ocean.

Jul 15, 2020
Paul Nicklen & Cristina Mittermeier - Connecting the World with Ocean Conservation

A behind-the-lens exclusive with world-renowned conservation photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier. 

This dynamic duo shares some seriously epic and important dive stories, what it means to be each other's dive buddies from the poles to the tropics, and their fundamental thoughts on all things ocean conservation.

Paul and Cristina are co-founders of ocean conservation non-profit SeaLegacy (sealegacy.org) and conservation activation platform Only One (only.one).

To further connect with the ocean, visit padi.com

PADI - Seek Adventure. Save the Ocean.

Jun 13, 2020