PADI-Attended Dive Expos in 2019

Attending Dive Expos can provide PADI Dive Shops with a vast array of opportunities to meet and engage with current and potential divers. It is also a fantastic way to learn about and trial new PADI products, meet with PADI staff and network with fellow PADI Professionals.

PADI will be participating in numerous consumer dive expos throughout 2019. The primary goal of PADI’s attendance is to assist PADI Dive Centres and Resorts promote PADI courses and the PADI brand. In 2018, PADI Dive Shops collectively sold 35% more PADI courses at dive shows in Asia Pacific than the previous year and we look forward to another successful year in 2019.

PADI Member Forums, seminars and PADI Business Academies are also often arranged to coincide with dive expos.

PADI will be exhibiting at the following Dive Expos in 2019.

ISPO Beijing 16-19 January 2019 Beijing, China
Korean Underwater Sports (KUSPO) 28 February – 3 March 2019 Seoul, South Korea
Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) Singapore 11-14 April 2019 Singapore
DRT Shanghai 12-14 April 2019 Shanghai, China
Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) 3-5 May 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thailand Dive Expo (TDEX) 16-19 May 2019 Bangkok, Thailand
Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) China TBA Beijing, China

*Please note this list is subject to change without notice.

Read about some of the things you can do to make your exhibition a success in order to reap the benefits of attending. You should also contact your PADI Regional Manager or the PADI Marketing team to enquire about any support you may be eligible for, including marketing collateral and promotional offers.

In the event that PADI is not attending an expo, additional support will be offered to assist exhibiting PADI Members with their marketing efforts.

PADI Asia Pacific looks forward to assisting you with your dive show attendance and other events in 2019.

PADI’s Mission 2020 Pledge: Join Us!

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PADI’s long-standing commitment to ocean conservation began more than 25 years ago with the formation of Project AWARE® Foundation. In 2017, the PADI Pillars of Change were introduced to increase awareness of issues affecting our ocean communities, and to mobilize PADI Professionals and divers to act together as a catalyst for positive change. Now, the PADI organization is integrating the Mission 2020 effort to reduce plastics in the ocean into its overall commitment to ocean health and corporate citizenship ethos.

Aligning with PADI’s belief that greater change can be affected when working together, Mission 2020 is a collection of pledges from organizations within the diving community to change business practices to protect and preserve the ocean for the future. With a primary focus on single-use plastics, the project sets ambitious targets of changes to be made before World Oceans Day 2020.

PADI’s Mission 2020 Pledge

As PADI moves towards a fully integrated and digital learning system, we will lessen our dependency on plastics and packaging, thereby mitigating the plastic footprint of PADI Professionals and the million divers certified each year. To broaden our impact even further, PADI is committed to rallying our 6,600 Dive Centers and Resorts to reduce their use of single-use plastics by the year 2020. We invite everyone to make a pledge and to change their business practices in support of a clean and healthy ocean.

“We are passionate about creating a preferred view of the future in healthier oceans. We have a strong legacy of environmental conservation behind us and a robust roadmap for continued progress that will drive our force for good responsibility well into the future. This is the foundation of PADI’s Mission 2020 pledge, and it is our hope that this project will inspire the PADI community to make immediate commitments that will lead to lasting change.’ – Drew Richardson, President and CEO of PADI Worldwide

Why You Should Make a 2020 Commitment

It’s good for the planet – Changing your business practices to reduce plastics is good for the ocean and good for us too. Let’s protect the places we love to dive and make sure they are healthy for future generations.

It will enhance your business – Consumers are proud to attach themselves to a business with purpose. Show your customers that you care about the ocean and they will reward you with their loyalty.

It’s good for the dive industry – If we come together as an industry to protect our ocean planet, we set a good example for other businesses to follow. If a clean, healthy ocean is our goal, we need all the help we can get.

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PADI’s Mission 2020 pledge to reduce plastic with help restore ocean health. Join us in protecting the underwater world we love.

Impactful Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use

  •  Prevent debris from getting into the ocean! Remove single use plastics like water bottles, plastic bags and plastic cups from your shop and dive boats.
  • Work with your local community to organize joint beach and underwater clean-up events. This effort brings awareness to everyone about how individual behaviors positively impact our environment.
  • Set monthly and yearly clean up goals for your local dive sites. Log the debris on the Project AWARE Dive Against Debris® App to contribute to data collection that could influence new ocean-friendly policies.
  • Protect your local waters and Adopt a Dive Site™. It’s the ideal way to engage in ongoing, local protection and monitoring of our underwater playgrounds.
  • Carry sustainably made merchandise in your dive center or resort. Make sure tee shirts, hoodies and other branded goods come from eco-friendly suppliers and are made from non-plastic materials or from recycled plastic fibers.
  • Make the switch to PADI eLearning® and improve your carbon footprint. Going digital reduces production of plastic materials and removes the need for shipping.

Make a Mission 2020 Pledge

All members of the dive community are encouraged to make a Mission 2020 pledge. And what a great time to align your pledge with your 2019 New Year’s resolutions! Whether sustainability is already a key component of your business model or you’re just getting started, we encourage you to join in by making adjustments (big and small) to your business practices in support of a clean and healthy ocean. See what others in the industry have pledged on Mission 2020’s Who’s In page.

We believe that the global PADI family is a force for good that can help play a critical role in protecting and preserving our oceans for the future if we all make conservation a priority at our places of business.

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Have You Renewed Your PADI Membership for 2019?

Maybe you’ve been busy during the past several months and haven’t had the time to renew your PADI Membership for 2019. If you haven’t renewed, please use one of the following methods as soon as possible to maintain your renewed membership status.

  1. Renew OnlinePADI Pros’ Site
  2. Renew by Email; memdep@padi.com.au
  3. Renew by Phone; +61 2 9454 2888

We appreciate you choosing PADI as your diver training organisation

PADI Instructor Examinations for December 2018

1/12/2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

1/12/2018 | Auckland, New Zealand

1/12/2018 | Jakarta, Indonesia

4/12/2018 | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

4/12/2018 | Rarotonga, Cook Islands

5/12/2018 | Dili, East Timor

5/12/2018 | Malapascua, Philippines

5/12/2018 | Nha Trang, Vietnam

7/12/2018 | Semporna, Malaysia

8/12/2018 | Dumaguete, Philippines

8/12/2018 | Cairns, Australia

8/12/2018 | Khao Lak, Thailand

8/12/2018 | Bali, Indonesia

8/12/2018 | Phu Quoc, Vietnam

11/12/2018 | Gold Coast, Australia

11/12/2018 | Anilao, Philippines

11/12/2018 | Gili Islands, Indonesia

13/12/2018 | El Nido, Philippines

14/12/2018 | Lembongan, Indonesia

15/12/2018 | Phuket, Thailand

15/12/2018 | Jeju Island, South Korea

15/12/2018 | Singapore

16/12/2018 | Bohol, Philippines

16/12/2018 | Manado, Indonesia

18/12/2018 | Koh Tao, Thailand

18/12/2018 | Koh Samui, Thailand

22/12/2018 | Koh Phi Phi, Thailand