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PADI Scuba Diver Certification Review

Professional Association of Dive instructors also known as PADI is a great way to get into SCUBA diving and great courses to advance your certification. PADI develops programs that encourage and fulfill the interest of recreational scuba divers worldwide. It is the largest recreational dive organization and is well known all around the world, producing more certifications than other organization.

The PADI System of diver education is the most instructionally solid system in diving. PADI courses are designed to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile. Under the guidance of your professional PADI Instructor, you gain confidence while mastering important safety concepts and skills. PADI Instructors are trained and held to diving’s highest standards, backed up by a solid, proactive quality management system.

As a PADI Diver, you join millions of others to form a growing force that can and does make a difference in the effort to preserve the underwater world. PADI courses encompass environmental awareness and protection philosophies that emphasize the importance of protecting fragile aquatic ecosystems. The worldwide PADI organization is committed to preserving the aquatic environment for future generations. Diving won’t survive without beautiful places to visit, and PADI Divers are encouraged to take action with Project AWARE and make every dive count for a clean, healthy ocean planet.

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NAUI Open Water Certification

SCUBA Certification Review NAUI is the Best!

Why NAUI is the best option for diving. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) is training and a commitment to “Dive Safety Through Education.”

NAUI is also the future of diving due to NAUI and its members. The Association is all about “Dive Safety Through Education”, the same motto established in 1960’s. NAUI members are known and respected all across the industry for the quality of their teaching, concern for the individual diver, safety and the environment. As NAUI grows, they remain an association of members who share common values and trust in one another’s commitment. There has never been a better time to become a NAUI diver or instructor. As scuba diving continues to grow in popularity and in the number of participants, your decision to earn the right to join NAUI will be one for which you can always be proud of if you have been thinking about it now is the time to get your NAUI Open Water Diver certification.

NAUI Green Diver was started in 2010 by NAUI, National Association of Underwater Instructors, with a start-up grant by the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF), the NAUI Green Diver Initiative (GDI) is a community of individuals dedicated to conserving and preserving our ocean planet.

GDI is a grass-roots 501 (c) (3) organization fueled by NAUI Worldwide members and friends. Although divers are important to our community, they are open to everyone. Members may be environmental activists, scientist, beach-goers or boaters, all sharing a common and genuine concern for the vitality of the marine environment. A vibrant and clean environment is vital for the long-term sustainability of the diving industry, donate today!

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Kentucky Liquor Brokers Wine Beer Spirits & Non-Alcoholic Brands

Kentucky Liquor Brokers, is an efficient way to have full time sales representation in the state of Kentucky for suppliers and brand owners. Working on and off premise we offer in state distributor management, brand ambassador, sales force training, brand education, tracking sales, work with distributor sales representatives, placements, new account distribution while maintaining existing accounts, promotions, hand selling and taking existing brands to the next level.

Kentucky Liquor Brokers works with suppliers and brand owners to attain goals, stating how long and how much it will take to get there. We specialize in targeting accounts that fit your brands demographic. Working with the staff in the account and key on and off distributor sales staff to make sure that your brand becomes a focus. Hand sells, incentives, strategic promotions, cocktail menus, drink/wine lists… recognizing opportunities that will increase case sales.

Kentucky Liquor Brokers has been representing Wine, Beer, Spirits & Non-Alcoholic Brands with a focus on sales. Brokers have relationships with distributors and accounts to get sales results. Setting up distribution in the state, brand education, working with key distributor sales teams, targeting key accounts, incentive programs, promotions, day to day inventory, tracking goals and making sure goals are attained.

For information on representation in the state of Kentucky email info@kentukyliquorbrokers.com

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National Wine Day May 25th

National Wine Day, is definitely a holiday worth celebrating. Get behind this holiday, head over to your local wine shop and purchase some wine you love and a bottle of something new, different something you might have read about or been reading about. We all get into a routine of buying the same wine, I like to celebrate National Wine Day by expanding my horizons, treating myself to something a bit more something worth opening on this special holiday. My something new is;
2011 EDICT. Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon, CA – Napa Valley – Napa Valley, An inviting nose of Raspberries and Black Current that continues on the palate. Located in Coombsville, the Collinetta vineyard offers an elegant texture with lots of dense ripe red fruits. The acidity reinforces and balances the structure which entails a mouth watering finish that lingers in the end of the mouth long after the wine is gone. Fine hints of coconut and vanilla discretely reveal the 100% French oak aging. Together, powerful dense fruit, bight forward acidity and balanced oak integration birth a cohesive ensemble showing off Coombsville AVA at its finest – making a wine that will grow effortlessly for years to come.

More ideas on how to celebrate National Wine Day, it’s a great time to purchase some new glasses, a wine refrigerator or some accessories.

Wine Glasses and Stemware, head over to Crate&Barrel or shop online, I have always been a fan of their selection. Also you can purchase one glass, yes you will break a glass and can order one more and not have to purchase a whole new set.

Wine Refrigerator, Wine Cooler Direct has both great products and great prices, visit their site to look at the top sellers.

Wine Accessories, I always head over to FRONTGATE, they have wine accessories that are well built, fun and functional.

Wine Magazine, I am a fan of continued education, if nothing else get a subscription to Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator or Food & Wine Magazine.

Note: Do not get National Wine Day (May 25th) confused with National Drink Wine Day (February 18th). National Wine Day is all about drinking and enjoying wine, National Drink Wine Day is about educating people on the health benefits of drinking wine. Things like moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and some cancers. Wine has also been known to reduce “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, and increase “good” cholesterol, known as HDL, a glass of wine has just 100 calories, and its fat-free and cholesterol free…

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Craft Beer Competition Medal Winners

Craft Beer Competition International Awards brings together craft brewers’ favorite beers from around the world. The craft beer category seems to be growing daily, stores with 2,000-3,000 craft beers that will tell you they will have more than double the selection by next year. Each beer displays creativity, passion and complexity of ingredients. An expert panel of a dozen judges with years of experience judging beer will award this year’s entries. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded on a 100-point blind tasting. Craft Beer Competition International Awards results will be posted on the site and you will notice winning medallions on both craft beer bottles and marketing materials, click here for last years winners, Cheers!

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Historic Places In Los Angeles, LA Hipster Hangouts

Historic Places In Los Angeles, LA Hipster Hangouts

Historic Places in LA, should be “The Hipster Tour Of LA” either way go to Historic Places LA to see the first digital portal designed to inventory, map and contextualize the city’s cultural heritage sites. This site allows you to search places of historic importance by neighborhood or by categories. They claim to have over 25,000 resources (29 L.A. Historic Preservation Overlay Zones, 430 historic districts, 1,065 L.A. Historic Cultural Monuments and 300 places designated by the National Register of Historic Places).
This site is another of the Arches Projects created by the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund in New York. Arches is, an inventory and database system for historic places and resources.
This site will save developers time when they want to take on a new project. This site will also be a key in finding the coolest sites that are timeless, historic and hipster approved.

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