Promote your dive shop in 2018 at a PADI-attended Dive Expo

15 Dec

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PADI participates in numerous consumer expos throughout the year to assist PADI Dive Centres and Resorts and to promote PADI Courses and the PADI Brand.

Dive Expos can provide PADI Dive Shops with a vast array of opportunities to meet and engage with current and potential divers. It is important to have a dive expo strategy so please contact your PADI Regional Manager if you are planning on attending an expo in 2018.

Attending an expo is also a great way to learn about and trial new PADI products, meet with PADI staff and network with fellow PADI Professionals. PADI Member Forums and seminars are also often arranged to coincide with dive expos.

PADI will be exhibiting at the following major Dive Expos in 2018:

Dive Expo/Dive Show Date Location
Korean Underwater Sports (KUSPO) 22 – 25 February 2018 Seoul, South Korea
Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 6 – 8 April 2018 Singapore, Malaysia
Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) 4 – 6 May 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thailand Dive Expo (TDEX) 10 – 13 May 2018 Bangkok, Thailand

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

To ensure that you gain maximum exposure at a dive expo, contact your PADI Regional Manager to inquire 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 Members with their marketing efforts.

PADI Asia Pacific looks forward to assisting you with your attendance at dive shows and other exhibitions in 2018!

 

PADI Instructor Examinations for November, 2017

13 Dec

01 November | Gili Islands, Indonesia

01 November | Khao Lak, Thailand

04 November | Shenzhen, China

04 November | Bali, Indonesia

04 November | Auckland, New Zealand

06 November | Tauranga, New Zealand

07 November | Christchurch, New Zealand

08 November | Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

10 November | Dunedin, New Zealand

13 November | Northland, New Zealand

15 November | Pattaya, Thailand

17 November | Bohol, Philippines

18 November | Phuket, Thailand

20 November | Cebu, Philippines

21 November | Koh Tao, Thailand

23 November | Moalboal, Philippines

24 November | Koh Samui, Thailand

25 November | Adelaide, Australia

25 November | Sydney, Australia

26 November | Puerto Galera, Philippines

28 November | Bangkok, Thailand

30 November | Auckland, New Zealand

PADI Business Academy 2018 Schedule

13 Dec

PADI Business Academies have proven to be a success over the years, with hundreds of PADI Dive Shops and Instructors having participated to develop their knowledge in a range of business and marketing strategies.

At the PADI Business Academy (PBA) you will explore a range of digital marketing strategies for your website, email marketing and social media channels as well as sales and customer service strategies for your business. Throughout some presentations you will participate in workshops to help put into practice the knowledge you have gained.

Sheridan Hatcher, Marketing Executive, maintains that a key feature of the Asia Pacific Business Academies will be the strong focus on the ongoing PADI staff follow-ups and close working relationships with attendees.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the below Business Academies.

2018 PADI Business Academy Lite (One Day) Schedule

Day Month Location Language
19 February Jeju, South Korea Korean
21 February Seoul, South Korea Korean
12 March Fiji English
31 May Chennai, India English
12 September Brisbane, Australia English

2018 PADI Business Academy (Two Day) Schedule

Day Month Location Language
5-6 February Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia English
15-16 May Bangkok, Thailand English
23-24 May Bali, Indonesia English
27-28 June Sydney, Australia English
16-17 October Cebu, Philippines English

2018 PADI Business Academy – Outbound Korean Tourism (One Day) Schedule

Day Month Location                               Language
28 May Cebu, Philippines English

2018 PADI Business Academy – Outbound Chinese Tourism (One Day) Schedule

Day Month Location                               Language
25 April Bali, Indonesia English
8 December Koh Tao, Thailand English
12 December Tawau, Malaysia English

Contact marketing@padi.com.au or contact your PADI Regional Manager to register and ignite growth in all operational aspects for 2018 and beyond.

PADI Business Academy Lite is Back in 2018!

12 Dec

We are pleased to announce that the PADI Business Academy seminars will return in 2018. The one day seminars will kick off in South Korea in February.

The PADI Business Academy Lite is a combination of presentations and hands-on workshops. You’ll explore digital marketing strategies for your website/social media channels as well as ideas and strategies for your business relating to sales and customer service to assist in supercharging your dive operation in 2018 and beyond.

2018 Presentation Topics

Over the course of the day attendees can expect to gain further knowledge on the following topics:

  • Website
  • Sales
  • Social Media
  • Customer Service

The following PADI Business Academy Lite Seminars are scheduled across Asia Pacific for 2018.

Day Month Location Language
19 February Jeju, South Korea Korean
21 February Seoul, South Korea Korean
12 March Fiji English
31 May Chennai, India English
12 September Brisbane, Australia English

Bonus – Early Bird Offer

Register today, to avail of AUD $20 off your ticket. You’ll also receive your 4th ticket free with 3 paying attendees.

Click here to register

To ensure a custom-tailored learning environment, the number of attendees are limited, so don’t delay. If you haven’t attended a Business Academy Lite before, we strongly encourage you to not miss out and sign up today.

Attendance at a PADI Business Academy Lite will result in PADI Member Seminar credit for:

  • PADI Master Instructor applications.
  • PADI Course Director Training Course application.

PADI Business Academy Lite includes:

  • PADI Business Academy polo shirt.
  • Lunch and snacks/beverages in breaks.
  • USB filled with resources.

*Price does not include airfare, hotel or transportation costs. All other expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the participant. Dates and locations are subject to change, please refer to the PADI Pros’ Site for the latest information.

Contact your PADI Regional Manager or email marketing@padi.com.au for more information.

 

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Material Update

12 Dec

Following the recent revision to the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course and the article at the beginning of the year on implementing the Updated PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course – we have started rolling out additional student and professional material in the following languages:

Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified* versions.*New*); French; German; Japanese; Korean and Spanish.

Below is a reminder of the product codes of the PADI Advanced Open Water course material:

  • Basic Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Pak & Online PIC (P70139L was P70014L). For Paper PIC use Code 70139L.
  • Advanced Open Water Diver DVD – English only (70832)
  • Advanced Open Water Diver DVD – English, French & Spanish Audio (70832E/F/S) *New*
  • Advanced Open Water Diver DVD – Dutch, German & Italian Audio (70832 DU/G/I) *New*
  • Advanced Open Water Diver Instructor Cue Cards (60296 was 60196)

The revised AOW answer keys are available & posted to the PADI Pros Site under Training Essentials/Curriculum/Revised AOW Course Information Page and under Training Essentials/Curriculum/Exams and Assessments/AID.

To order, contact your PADI Regional Training Consultant or training-sales@padi.com.au for information and pricing.

Be a Better Person

12 Dec

Written by John Kinsella

The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty program really just makes a good thing better. It builds on the foundational traits of inclusiveness and adaptability, common to all PADI Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Divemasters. It has detailed insights into considerations and techniques that apply specifically when training and guiding divers with disabilities and generally when working with any diver.

The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty helps PADI Pros become more aware and mindful of individual considerations when introducing people with disabilities to diving. It covers adaptive techniques that apply while supervising and training divers with disabilities in PADI courses and programs. It teaches how to properly counsel and direct student divers, based on their abilities, toward certification, experience programs, or toward a disabilities-dedicated diving organisation for limited certification options.

I believe this course will get PADI Members thinking outside the box when it comes to skills and get them looking at different ways to teach skills” says Fraser Bathgate, Advisor Adaptive Techniques PADI Worldwide. “Teaching divers with disabilities is a very enabling and rewarding experience and it will help open up a new client base to divemasters, instructors, dive centres and resorts. It kick starts a new way for PADI Members to fulfill more people’s dreams.”

The Adaptive Techniques Specialty course helps PADI Pros learn additional techniques to motivate and encourage not just divers with mental or physical challenges, but all divers. There’s also an associated subcourse, the PADI Adaptive Support Diver, which helps interested divers, from Open Water Diver on up, learn how to be better buddies to divers with physical or mental challenges.

The course looks at techniques that will help PADI Pros build confidence in their divers through a holistic approach that focuses on improving self image, building trust, setting goals, managing stress and having fun while solving problems. It emphasizes bringing the diver personally into the solution and looks at specific equipment adaptations and helpful confined and open water considerations.

Confined water workshops let dive pros demonstrate and practice skills to assist divers with disabilities, both in training and non-training situations. They build confidence before the open water workshops where dive pros apply the skills learned with an emphasis on assisting divers in/out of water, trim and comfort in the first workshop, and through scenario-based skills practice in the second.

But the real value of the PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty must be that, in some small way, it’s the distilled essence of the skill, experience and goodwill of an international advisory team who has collectively brought diving to thousands of people with disabilities and witnessed first hand the powerful and often life changing results. Now that experience and good will is ready to spread. Find out how you can help by contacting your PADI Regional Manager.

2017 PADI Elite Instructor Award Reminder

11 Dec

Where has the year gone? With only a couple of weeks left in 2017, the days remaining for you to achieve your 2017 PADI Elite Instructor Award are getting fewer.

What is the Elite Instructor Award?

The Elite Instructor Award distinguishes PADI Professionals by highlighting their experience as PADI Members and gives a means to promote the elite status to student divers, potential students, prospective employers and others.

Top certifying PADI Instructors receive the Elite Instructor Award for issuing 50, 100, 150, 200 or more than 300 certifications in 2017. They’ll also receive an acknowledgement letter and recognition certificate (signed by PADI President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Drew Richardson), a decal to add to their instructor card, and an e-badge to use on emails, websites, blogs and social media pages.

For more information, including qualifying certifications, visit the PADI Elite Instructor Award page on the PADI Pros Site.

To see your current certifications count, view your Students Count Report.

We will be announcing the award recipients in early 2018.

Happy teaching!

PADI Asia Pacific