92. A look at PADI 1983 plus Wet Notes News and Information Update

SEE Turtle, a non-profit protecting sea turtles has developed an app – SEE Shell to detect illegal trade of tortoise shell.

Moon jelly fish are invading Alaskan waters. Why?

The Coral Restoration Foundation in Key Largo has announced four Dive and Snorkel program dates for September 2022.

The Historical Diving Society, USA has announced their 2022 HDS USA Pioneer Awards. This awardees are Sheck Exley and Edwin Link.

The results of the Great Shark Shapshot 2022 are in – listen for the numbers.

Thanks to the work done by The Spicy Shark and others, the last shark kill tournaments in New England have been cancelled.

In 1983 PADI released a completely revised Standards and Procedures Manual along with a new and improved product catalog. The new Standards and Procedures Manual reflected the significant changes from the course revisions in 1982, that supposedly made it easier for individuals to take up diving. They also talked about changing the academic requirements.

Back in 1983, teaching with slides and cassette tapes was big along with the new VHS material. Beta was special order.