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The PADI story: How frustration and scotch helped create the world’s biggest scuba organization

Frustration over the state of the diving industry in the 60s paired with long conversations over a bottle of Johnny Walker served as the springboard for what is today the Professional Association of Dive Instructors – or PADI as most of us call it.