70. An Interview with Andy Leisner, PADI’s Chief Consumer Officer where we discuss PADI Club and more, plus an abbreviated Wet Notes

Andy Leisner is PADI’s Chief Consumer Officer and is responsible for Scuba Diving Magazine, Sport Diver and PADI Club along with other areas of accountability. Andy tells us a little more about his background, this new role at PADI, PADI Club, the benefits and some new and exciting ideas in the pipeline for PADI Club as we move into 2022.

It looks like the “highly regulated harvest” of goliath grouper in Florida was approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee in early October. Final approval is set for March 2022. If that were to happen, the harvest would begin in early 2023. There is a lot of opposition to this proposal. Hopefully, there will be no reason to kill these gentle giants.

The Women Divers Hall of Fame provides a number of scholarships and grants to help individuals in pursuit of their studies of the ocean and the underwater world. The deadline is October 31, 2021 to apply. You can do this online at their website. https://www.wdhof.org