Archive | February, 2015

ReActivate Your Divers Today – What Are They Worth To You?

26 Feb

reactivateSurveys show divers want to get back on scuba no matter how long they’ve been out of the water. ReActivate gives you a personalised way to help them do just that, and expand your customer base at the same time. ReActivate means proactively inviting back inactive divers instead of waiting for them to figure out how to re-join our ranks on their own. Think about all the divers in your database who haven’t been around for a while….

Available NOW in both Online and Touch Versions, ReActivate is the revolutionized revamped Scuba Tune Up for today’s modern diver. It packages together a series of different scenarios to really incorporate different situations that one may encounter as a Diver. Including – Knowledge Reviews, Dive Skills refresher & Certifying Credit (PIC). As well, the student has the option to reactivate any other certifications that they may have. For example an Advanced OW or a Nitrox certification (EFR excluded).

ReActivate is a convenient, prescriptive program designed to encourage inactive certified Divers to refresh their skills and GO DIVING TODAY!

Ask yourself what is a reactivated customer worth to you?

  • How much would you make from selling a new Mask, Snorkel & Fins?
  • How much could you earn from selling Continuing Education Courses?
  • How about a recreational Dive Trip?

The possibilities are endless – get back in contact with your Divers TODAY!

For more information and to order – contact the PADI Sales Department  (tel + 61 2 9454 2888)

Don`t forget you can order anytime from the PADI Online Shopping Cart – log onto the PADI Pros’ Site and click Shop Online.

Congratulations to all PADI Business Academy, India attendees!

25 Feb

A total of 14 PADI Retail & Resort Association Members were together in Chennai, India on 24-25th February to gain first hand insights on numerous online business practices and strategies, customised to meet the specific needs of the diving industry.

Throughout the two-day workshop the following topics were discussed:

  • Elements of a Successful Website
  • Blogging
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • ScubaEarth
  • Online Processing Center
  • Sales & Pricing
  • Visual Merchandising
  • YouTube
  • Email Marketing
  • Online Advertising
  • Managing your Social Media

PADI Business Academy attendees in 2014 were thrilled with a 4% increase in total diving certifications compared with 2013 – let’s see what 2015 brings! Next stop, Fiji on 13th – 14th April.

What will you implement first to help your business?

For more information on the PADI Business Academies, contact your PADI Regional Manager.

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Divemaster, Dive Theory and Instructor Development eLearning Courses now available

20 Feb

PADI Asia Pacific is pleased to announce Divemaster, Dive Theory and Instructor Development eLearning Courses are now available for Members to purchase!

elearningIn January the Diver Level eLearning Courses became available for direct purchase by PADI Members. Now Pro Level Courses are also available for Members to purchase in the same way.

eLearning codes may be ordered from the Online Shopping Cart or from your PADI Sales Representative. The Product Codes are listed below:

Open Water eLearning 50010-3
Adventures in Diving eLearning 50060-3
Rescue Diver eLearning 50400-3
Enriched Air Diver eLearning 50012-3
Digital Underwater Photographer eLearning 50300-3
Divemaster eLearning 50500-3
Dive Theory Online 50011-3
Instructor Development eLearning 50016-3

Type the Product Codes into the search box on the Online Shopping Cart, or browse through the eLearning section from the left-hand menu bar.

New to ordering on the Online Shopping Cart?  Have a look at this How-To Guide for further details.

Not used the new eLearning system yet?  Have a look through this Step-by-Step Guide that will walk you through receiving, sending and processing an eLearning product.

We look forward to hearing from you again soon!

Congratulations New PADI Dive Centre – DM Scuba

18 Feb

PADI logoCongratulations to DM Scuba who upgraded to PADI Dive Centre in 2015.

DM Scuba offer PADI Courses ranging from entry level to professional.

PADI Dive Centers are professional businesses that engage in the retail sale of recreational scuba diving equipment and instruction. PADI Dive Centers demonstrate a commitment to the PADI system of diver education by offering PADI certification courses and experience programs. Other services they provide include recreational scuba equipment rental and repair, compressed air sales, recreational scuba diving and snorkeling activities, and travel opportunities.

Find out more about DM Scuba via;

Website: www.diving-malaysia.com
Facebook: Click here to view

For information about upgrading your PADI Dive Centre, contact PADI Retail and Resort Associations Manager, Mark Cummins –mark.cummins@padi.com.au

 

Congratulations New PADI Dive Centre – Kuching Scuba Centre

18 Feb

kuching-scuba-centreCongratulations to Kuching Scuba Centre who upgraded to PADI Dive Centre in 2015.

Kuching Scuba Centre offers PADI-certified courses ranging from Open Water Diver to Master Scuba Diver and also offer diving excursions to various scenic locations.

PADI Dive Centers are professional businesses that engage in the retail sale of recreational scuba diving equipment and instruction. PADI Dive Centers demonstrate a commitment to the PADI system of diver education by offering PADI certification courses and experience programs. Other services they provide include recreational scuba equipment rental and repair, compressed air sales, recreational scuba diving and snorkeling activities, and travel opportunities.

Find out more about Kuching Scuba Centre via;

Website: www.kuchingscubacentre.com
Facebookwww.facebook.com/kuchingscubacentre

For information about upgrading your PADI Dive Centre, contact PADI Retail and Resort Associations Manager, Mark Cummins – mark.cummins@padi.com.au

CDTC candidates from the Philippines

15 Feb

The very prestigious CDTC program in Kota Kinabalu is coming up fast and this year the Philippines is fortunate to have four candidates represented in the program.

The CDTC application is a long a very challenging task and it takes years of preparation and dedication. This challenge has been met from all four candidates with energy and enthusiasm.

Please feel free to join us congratulating all candidates and wish them all the best of success in the upcoming program.

CDTC 1

PADI MI – (Sophia) Hye Kyoung Jung 5 star CDC Sea World, Boracay

CDTC 2

PADI MI – Unsik Moon 5 star IDC Aura Resort, Puerto Galera

CDTC 3

PADI MI – Rebecca Johansson 5 star IDC Malapascua Exotic Dive resort

CDTC 4

PADI MI – Ruben Rubi Carnacea 5 star IDC Sea Explorers, Malapascua

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PADI receives the Tauchen Award for best training organisation

11 Feb

PADI EMEA Ltd. receives the Tauchen Award for the 16th time in a row as the best training organisation.

Every year divers and subscribers of the Tauchen magazine nominate their favourite candidates out of the 17 categories within the diving industry. PADI is the only organisation, since the initiation of the Tauchen Award, that has won the first prize 16 times in a row. On the 22.01.2015, at the exclusive location in Düsseldorf, Nachtresidenz, the Tauchen Award gala evening was held. Alexandra Jahr, General Manager of Jahr Top Special Verlags and Maike Grützediek, Chief Editor moderated the individual presentation of the nominees and winners.

Mark Spiers, Vice President, Sales, Field Services, Marketing & Business Development, PADI EMEA Ltd.:

“We are very proud to receive this award and truly appreciate the continued recognition that the readers of Tauchen magazine give to us. To win any award is always great, but to win it sixteen times is amazing ! Tauchen readers, together with the more than one Million Facebook fans that PADI has, know that PADI is the way the world learns to dive. This award is recognition not just of PADI’s achievements but also for the quality of training and customer service given by PADI Members and over 6,200 PADI Dive Shops around the globe. Many thanks to Tauchen magazine and its readers for this award.”

Tauchen Award 2015 Winners

Source: Jahr Top Special Verlag – The winners of this years Tauchen Award 2015

 

The Tauchen Honorary Award goes to Jack W. Lavanchy, one of the earliest pioneers in the European Diving Industry.

A true Legend, Jack W. Lavanchy received the Honorary Award for his life’s work in the diving industry.

Jack W. Lavanchy

Source: Jahr Top Special Verlag

After the war in 1947, he was in Cannes and saw for the first time people snorkeling in the sea opposite his house. This was the start of his long career in the diving industry. Lavanchy was active in Glaukos, the oldest diving club in Switzerland, serving throughout the years as Vice President, President, Secretary and Head of the technical committee. He was the Club’s delegate in the Swiss Diving Federation, worked in the Technical Commission and attended most of the CMAS General Assemblies. Lavanchy was a fervent supporter of simplicity and safety in teaching methods, and supported the development of the CMAS Scientific Commission. Through various business ventures that promoted diving throughout Europe, Lavanchy launched in 1983, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors’ (PADI) European & Maldives licensee, PADI Europe, and the PADI European (instructor) College. Lavanchy believed in conserving and protecting the underwater environment and in 1996, he launched Project A.W.A.R.E. (Aquatic World Awareness Responsibility and Education) Foundation Europe, forming one of Europe’s most active and influential marine environmental organizations. Werner Thomaier, General Manager of Aqua Lung Germany and a close friend of Lavanchy held the very emotional and moving Laudatio.