Archive | October, 2015

Give the Gift of PADI this Holiday Season

30 Oct

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Christmas is quickly approaching so people will need to start planning presents for their family and friends.

You can take the hassle out of shopping for gifts this holiday season. PADI eLearning Gift Passes are the perfect present for anyone who is looking to learn to dive with PADI, take their next PADI course or even become a PADI Instructor.

Toolkits will be available on the PADI Pros Site under Toolbox – Marketing. To help you advertise eLearning courses through your Dive Centre this holiday season.

It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving!

 

Congratulations to Langkawi Scuba in Malaysia

29 Oct

langkawi-scubaCongratulations to Langkawi Scuba in Malaysia who became a PADI Resort October 2015.

Langkawi Scuba is the only PADI Dive Resort on Langkawi, Malaysia.

From Langkawi Scuba:

  • We think scuba diving should be fun and done safely.
  • We dive in small groups to make your experience more personal.
  • We follow the high standards of PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.
  • We use new rental equipment and make sure it is serviced regularly.
  • We dive at nearby sites where you will be the only divers.

PADI Dive Resorts are businesses that primarily cater to traveling recreational scuba divers and snorkelers, and offer activities such as recreational scuba and snorkeling instruction, Discover Scuba Diving experiences, guided recreational scuba dives and snorkeling excursions from the shore or a boat, and dive equipment rentals. Other services may include dive equipment sales as well as various watersport activities in addition to scuba diving. Dive Resorts are typically, but not exclusively, located in vacation areas and may be directly affiliated with facilities offering accommodations to the traveling diver.

Find out more about Langkawi Scuba:

Website: www.langkawi-scuba.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Langkawi-Scuba-804614029578452 

For information about becoming a PADI Dive Centre, contact PADI Retail and Resort Association Manager, Mark Cummins – mark.cummins@padi.com.au

Renew Your Support for the Ocean

29 Oct

The diving community and PADI Professional Members in particular are playing a critical role in making significant strides forward in ocean protection.

Project AWARE, PADI’s environmental partner, is dedicated to providing PADI Pros with the tools and resources to join in campaigns and activities that contribute to advancing the health of the ocean for future generations.

Your gift* and renewed commitment to ocean protection with your PADI Member Renewal helps Project AWARE achieve conservation successes to secure a brighter future for shark and ray population and protect marine life from the onslaught of marine debris.

FACT: Your support enables Project AWARE to secure important policy advancements to keep shark and ray populations healthy.

FACT: Entanglement in marine debris threatens humpback whales and many other marine animals. More than 1,500 entangled sea creatures have been reported through Dive Against Debris since 2011.

Thank you for renewing your support for the ocean with your PADI Member Renewal.

* Gifts of AU$25/€15/£15/CHF20 or more receive a new limited edition Project AWARE Humpack Whale mask strap pad as a special thank you for your renewed support.

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How to Set up Digital Product Affiliation Links on Your Website

28 Oct

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Add links to your website and automatically affiliate Touch or eLearning students with your store so you generate revenue around the clock. Use the link below and plug in your store number along with the corresponding Course ID.

For Touch, Certification Paks and eLearning use:

https://www.padi.com/elearning-scuba-registration/default.aspx?irra=StoreNumber&courseid=CourseID

For ReActivate use:

http://apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/shopping-cart/product/productAffiliation?ProductId=B4956EA2-9985-4356-A9DA-42BEF212D8D8&StoreNumber=StoreNumber

Course ID Course Name
37 Open Water English Touch (all languages)
41 PADI eRDPML
43 Open Water English – Cert Pack
44 Open Water Spanish – Cert Pack
45 Open Water German – Cert Pack
46 Open Water Japanese – Cert Pack
47 Open Water Italian – Cert Pack
48 Open Water French – Cert Pack
49 Advanced Open Water English – Cert Pack
50 Enriched Air Diver English – Cert Pack
51 Open Water Dutch – Cert Pack
52 IDC Course English – Cert Pack
53 Dive Theory English – Cert Pack
54 Digital Underwater Photography English – Cert Pack
55 Scuba Tune-up English – Cert Pack
56 Rescue Diver English – Cert Pack
57 Divemaster English – Cert Pack
58 Open Water Russian – Cert Pack
59 IDC Course Japanese – Cert Pack
60 Dive Theory Japanese – Cert Pack
61 IDC Course Spanish – Cert Pack
62 Open Water Chinese – Cert Pack
63 Enriched Air Japanese – Cert Pack
64 Open Water Korean – Cert Pack
65 Divemaster Japanese – Cert Pack
B4956EA2-9985-4356-A9DA-42BEF212D8D8 ReActivate Touch – all languages

For landing pages to display in a particular language you can add the Language Code below.

http://apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/shopping-cart/product/productAffiliation?ProductId=B4956EA2-9985-4356-A9DA-42BEF212D8D8&StoreNumber=StoreNumber&LanguageType=LanguageCode 

Language Code Language
ch Chinese (Traditional)
ko Korean
ja Japanese
sp Spanish
fr French
de German
du Dutch
it Italian
ru Russian

Also, make sure you check your “Courses Offered” preferences under the My Account section on the PADI Pros’ Site so you are able to utilize the corresponding affiliation links. If the proper courses are not set up in the Pros’ Site your store will not be auto-affiliated.

Note: If you have existing eLearning affiliation links installed on your website, these will continue to work.

If you have any general questions regarding PADI eLearning or Touch please contact PADI Customer Service customerservice.ap@padi.com or call +61 2 9454 2888, for marketing support contact marketing@padi.com.au or for sales enquiries contact padisales@padi.com.au.

Instructor Exams for September & October, 2015

28 Oct

Congratulations to all the new PADI Instructors from around Asia Pacific! Here are some photos from the Instructor Examinations.

September

19-20 September – Dalian, China
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22-23 September – Qingdao, China Qingdao-22-sep

25-26 September – Wu Xi, China
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27-28 September – Dumaguete, Philippines
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30 September – 01 October – Malapascua, Philippines
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30 September – 01 October – Havelock, Andaman Islands
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October

03-04 October – Perth, Australia

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10-11 October – Sanya, China
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10-11 October – Nadi, Fiji

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10-11 October – Phuket, Thailand

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13-14 October – Koh Tao, Thailand

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17-18 October – Sydney, Australia

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24-25 October – Uljin, South Korea

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27-28 October – Tioman, Malaysia

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31 October – 01 November – Hong Kong

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Join PADI at DRT Hong Kong 2015!

20 Oct

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DRT Hong Kong will take place from Friday 11th December to Sunday 13th December 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Over 20,000 visitors are expected to attend DRT Hong Kong over the three days. Being held in one of Asia Pacific’s busiest business trading hubs, the show is sure to generate a lot of traffic from its ocean-loving population. DRT Hong Kong will bring together diving enthusiasts, marine conservationists, equipment manufacturers and those in the dive tourism industries. The show will help exhibitors promote themselves to consumers and assist with B2B networking.

Exhibiting on booth R28, PADI will be front and centre at the show directing visitors to our Members. If you’re interested in exhibiting, contact your PADI Regional Manager for more information.

You can view the full list of Dive Shows & Events PADI will be participating in here.

Details
Diving Resort Travel (DRT) Hong Kong 2015
11 – 13 December 2015
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
www.divingandresorttravelexpo.com

Uniforms: Creating the Professional Look

20 Oct

PADI LogoIn the diving industry we need to be different; to look unique so we stand out from crowd. A uniform represents your brand and is a display of professionalism, team work and discipline.

For PADI Dive Centre Owners and Managers, if your team does not have a uniform, you should consider looking into it. Uniforms need not be complicated or costly. Use t-shirts or polo shirts you already have in your inventory and have the word ‘Staff’ embroidered clearly in a prominent location. Uniforms should make your staff easily identifiable to customers and should also be a reflection of your brand.
From a business aspect, uniforms are a great form of advertising. When staff venture outside of your shop, so does your logo and branding. This is why it is important to have your logo clearly displayed on the uniform and to ensure it is neat and presentable. Ensure the uniform is branded with your Dive Shop’s colours and logos.Divers on boat

Generally, uniforms are well-received by employees. Not only will is save them money (whether you provide them free or at a discounted rate), it will also give your team a sense of unity and responsibility. Being easily identifiable as an employee of the Dive Centre, employees will see themselves as ambassadors, in turn this will positively impact on their service quality.

Uniforms should also be designed to take into account the role your staff play. T-shirts are great for sun protection and a consistent appearance, however, you could also consider branding hats, jackets and mask straps to help protect instructors from weather conditions and to incorporate your branding into their workwear more. Divers are known to love their memorabilia – something that may be great as a uniform could also end up being a best seller among your customers!

For more information on how you can incorporate the PADI logos, please contact your PADI Regional Manager.