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PADI Scuba Diving Magazine Really Insults Its Readers' Intelligence

Discussion in 'Diving Print & Digital Media' started by nippurmagnum, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Finally Lake City FL
    Gotta agree with you, but if everyone did that, we would be in the same mess as our governments are. The people need to make their voices heard! I hope that we can make it work without having to stop drinking tea and marching on citizen soldier/national guard arsenals, as in 1776, but....
  2. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
    IIRC the Atomic BC1 was their Top Rated BCD. Turns out that AA couldn’t sell them for free unless they tossed in a Ti reg and a LOB trip as a bonus.
  3. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    Wow, you caught N.FL. redneckism pretty fast.
    tridacna, Sam Miller III and lexvil like this.
  4. nippurmagnum

    nippurmagnum Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Washington DC metro
    i thought about writing them but I suspect there is a zero percent chance they’d respond. What they are doing is so patently wrong that I don’t think they’d acknowledge the question, much less provide an honest answer.
    michael-fisch likes this.
  5. ibj40

    ibj40 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Texas
    Maybe they'll send you a coupon good for a discount on some of the more highly recommended items?
    nippurmagnum likes this.
  6. covediver

    covediver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Alaska
    Seems to me they used to say the same thing about Skin Diver magazine, it only praised that which was first a paid advertisement, often in close proximity. Seems quaint now, but the debate over the "mail order" scuba equipment versus "dive shop." There is nothing new under the sun. That said, I really like my Seiko. Been diving with the same one for 35 years. I doubt anyone will run out and buy a$6000 grand Seiko because they saw endorsed by PADI.
    dead dog and nippurmagnum like this.
  7. axluba

    axluba Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Germany
    I didn’t see the article, But at 6k + a spring drive it might still be a Seiko! Not necessarily a Grand Seiko

    (Edit for clarification)
  8. greeniguana

    greeniguana ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    I haven't looked at a magazine or used my check book in at least 5 years.
  9. nippurmagnum

    nippurmagnum Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Washington DC metro
    I got nothing against Seiko. My point is that PADI is the most prominent training organization for our beloved pastime, and among their many sins is taking over a magazine with an already crappy history of lack of independence from advertisers, and just tripling down on the shamelesness. Surprised? No. Disappointed? Yes.
    dead dog and Esprise Me like this.
  10. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    It makes perfect sense once you realize PADI is owned by a private equity group. These articles are meant to help the centi-millionaire investors come up with suitable gifts for occasions like a disfavored nephew's graduation.
    dead dog likes this.

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