Palm Beach Mantanani – PADI Dive Resort

Palm Beach Mantanani LogoCongratulations to Palm Beach Mantanani who become a PADI Dive Resort in December 2015.

Want to get away for a while in the Mantanani Islands? Surrounded by beauty at every corner, Palm Beach Mantanani is your place to be when you simply just want to get away and relax from the stress of work, education, or everyday life. With activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, a leisure driving, you are going to be able to dive right in and explore every area on the Mantanani Islands.

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 Palm Beach Mantanani;

For information about upgrading your PADI Dive Centre, contact PADI Retail and Resort Association Manager, Mark Cummins –


Wakatobi upgrades to PADI 5 Star Dive Resort

Wakatobi Dive ResortCongratulations to Wakatobi Dive Resort who become a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort in December 2015.

Wakatobi is a luxury dive resort in southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. In a tranquil island setting far from crowds and cities, with no other divers for at least 100 miles, Wakatobi seamlessly blends five-star amenities and civilized comforts with a pristine natural environment; a pairing that has secured its reputation as one of the world’s finest resorts

PADI 5 Star Dive Center membership is awarded, on an annual basis, to progressive PADI Dive Centers that provide a full range of PADI diver education programs, equipment selection and experience opportunities, while actively promoting aquatic environmental awareness.

Find out more about Wakatobi Dive Resort;

For information about upgrading your PADI Dive Centre, contact PADI Retail and Resort Association Manager, Mark Cummins –

PADI Freediver™ Marketing Assistance

Freediving is one of the fastest growing dive industry segments and PADI Freediver courses provide members with new revenue-generating opportunities and offer a pipeline for capturing younger customers. To help seat the program, there are global instructor training courses along with efficient crossover programs for freediving instructors from other training organisations.

Alejandro Lemus, Underwater Explorer and PanAmerican Free Diving Champion says, “The PADI Freediver program offers high quality training and has the best value standards for both instructors and students. PADI will bring a new level of consciousness into the sport that we’ve never seen before.”

PADI is promoting the Freediver program through athletic endorsements and event sponsorships. Additionally, promotions tap into the adventure travel market to drive awareness and conversion. You should target your marketing efforts toward similar audiences.

Visit the Freediver Toolbox on the PADI Pros’ Site for promotional and marketing collateral, including:

  • Free webinars and courses
  • Website banners and buttons
  • Freediver flyers
  • Training standards

PADI Retail and Resort Association Members should also check with their PADI Regional Headquarters for additional PADI Freediver promotional item availability.

Freediver Marketing Support

Professional Image Evaluation – Congratulations

PADI Asia Pacific recently conducted the first Professional Image Evaluation program with Five Star IDC Sierra Madre Dive Center in Bohol. The PADI Regional Manager Jimmy Christrup and Dive Manager and PADI Course Director Brett Robertson worked together on this successful evaluation on the business component, which takes 2-3 hours.


The Business component is quite comprehensive and contains the following:

  • Overall exterior appearance
  • Overall interior appearance
  • Signage quality
  • Washroom & change rooms
  • Classroom
  • Instructional/Rental Equipment
  • Repair department
  • Compressor and Air Filling station
  • Confined water/pool
  • Employees
  • Diver Training
  • Activities
  • Website
  • Hotel facilities and accommodation
  • Dive vessels


PADI would like to congratulate Sierra Madre Dive Center and also thank them for taking the time to give PADI the opportunity to take an objective look at their business with a fresh pair of eyes.

5 star IDC Sierra Madre Dive Center
5 star IDC Sierra Madre Dive Center


The added marketing value for the stores participating in this program is that PADI will issue a diploma and a digital badge for the store’s social media channels.

Instructor Exams in November

Congratulations to all the new PADI Instructors from November 2015.

Below are some photos from the PADI Instructor Examinations held throughout Asia Pacific.


07-08 November- Bali, Indonesia


07-08 November- Phuket, Thailand


10-11 November- Koh Tao, Thailand


13-14 November- Khao Lak, Thailand


13-14 November – Koh Lanta, Thailand


14-15 November – French Polynesia


16-17 November – Pattaya, Thailand

wellington-16-nov16-17 November – Wellington, New Zealand


19-20 November – Nanning, China

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21-22 November – Pattaya, Thailand


28-29 Novmeber – Singapore


28-29 Novmeber – Sydney, Australia


29-30 Novmeber – Havelock, Andaman Islands


29-30 Novmeber – Bohol, Philippines

3 PADI Holiday Gift Ideas for your Divers


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

Help them take the hassle out of gift shopping this holiday season. PADI has a range of options to gift divers with a special scuba present.

  • PADI eLearning Gift Pass – a great gift for learning to dive with PADI, recipients can take their next PADI course or even become a PADI Instructor. Elearning gift passes can be purchased at or PADI Pros can purchase them via the PADI Pros Site Shopping Cart.
  • PADI Touch Products – there’s something for everyone with PADI’s great range of Touch products. PADI Pros can purchase Touch products through the PADI Pros Site Shopping Cart. To help promote these products, go to the PADI Pros Site under ‘Toolbox – Marketing’; we’ve also released new toolkits for Equipment Specialist and ReActivate.
  • Certification Cards – an easy but meaningful present for divers, limited edition certification cards come in a range of designs featuring turtles, rays and clownfish. For ocean-lovers, you can promote the Project AWARE certification cards which include a $10 donation to the cause. PADI certification cards can be purchased at

To help you advertise PADI products through your Dive Centre this holiday season, visit the PADI Pros Site under ‘Toolbox – Marketing’.

Diving truly is the gift that keeps on giving!

My PADI, My Ocean, My Hope

PADI will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016. Over the past 50 years PADI Members have provided invaluable contributions to the aquatic realm, the dive industry and the PADI organization. As a PADI Member this milestone is your achievement – you truly are The Way the World Learns to Dive®.

The My PADI, My Ocean, My Hope video premiered at DEMA as part of the first anniversary initiatives and it can be viewed below.

PADI. The Way the World Learns to Dive. 1966-2016.