PADI-Attended Dive Expos 2016

2016 B2B Dive Show Post

PADI participates in numerous consumer expos throughout the year to assist PADI Dive Centres & Resorts in the promotion of PADI Courses and the PADI Brand to consumers.

PADI will be attending the following major Dive Expos in 2016:

Dive Expo/Dive Show Date Location
Korean Underwater Sports Expo (KUSPO) 25-28 February, 2016 Seoul, South Korea
DRT Shanghai  18-20 March, 2016 Shanghai, China
Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) Singapore 15-17 April, 2016 Singapore
Thailand Dive Expo (TDEX) 12-15 May 2016 Bangkok, Thailand
Asia Outdoor Trade Show 30 June – 3 July 2016 Nanjing, China
Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) 29-31 July 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) China 2-4 September 2016 Beijing, China

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

Dive Expos provide PADI Dive Shops with a vast array of opportunities to meet and engage with current and potential divers. Attending an expo is a great way to 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.

To ensure that you gain maximum exposure at a dive expo, contact your PADI Regional Manager to enquire about any support you may be eligible for, including marketing collateral and promotional offers. PADI offers additional support for Members exhibiting at expos PADI is not attending to assist you with your marketing efforts. Contact your PADI Regional Manager for more information.

PADI Asia Pacific looks forward to assisting you with your attendance at dive shows and exhibitions in 2016!

Register Your Event For PADI Women’s Dive Day 2016


The inaugural 2015 PADI Women’s Dive Day was a historic day for diving. In its first year, PADI Members hosted more than 335 events in 65 countries on all seven continents. This was possible thanks to the enthusiasm and participation from PADI Members around the world who got behind this new initiative. Let’s do it again, only bigger. More new divers. More ambassadors for the underwater world.

The New York Times highlighted PADI Women’s Dive Day as an event “where sport fans should go in 2016”. By coming together to celebrate women in diving, we will strengthen and grow the female diver community, attract new women to the sports of scuba and free diving, and motivate existing female divers to get back in the water and continue their dive training.

Start planning your 2016 PADI Women’s Dive Day event on 16 July 2016 using these simple steps:

Decide what type of event to host

The type of event you decide to host is completely up to you! Whether you conduct PADI Women’s Dive Day themed courses, have a family-oriented open day, host fun dives or even a girls’ night out with your divers, only your imagination limits your event.

Register your event

To register your event, log in to the PADI Pros’ Site with your PADI Dive Center or Resort account (not an Individual Member account), go to ‘My Account’ page, and click on ‘Register your Women’s Dive Day event(s). Follow the on-screen instructions to quickly and easily add your event.


Promote your event

Use different platforms to help get the word out about your event – email, social media, advertisements (print, online and in-store), and event calendars. Visit ‘PADI Pros’ Site > toolbox > Marketing Toolbox > Marketing Campaigns’ to download customizable PADI Women’s Dive Day marketing materials.

Post Event Follow-Up

Follow up with all your PADI Women’s Dive Day event participants afterwards. A simple “thanks for diving with us” keeps divers engaged and encourages them to continue diving with you. Don’t forget to include links, telephone and a call to action. And be sure to share your success stories and photos with the marketing team at your PADI Regional Headquarters.

Register your 2016 PADI Women’s Dive Day event now!

For any enquiries or questions regarding registering an event for PADI Women’s Dive Day in Asia Pacific, please email


PADI Asia Pacific is seeking a new Regional Training Consultant (Indonesia)

PADI logoWe are excited to announce that we are seeking a new Regional Training Consultant to join the PADI Asia Pacific team supporting PADI Members.

Based in Indonesia you will provide local support for PADI Members for Training and Sales Consultation and promote PADI education system and philosophy.

You must have PADI IDC Staff Instructor rating with minimum 2 years’ experience as an active Instructor member preferred.

View the full description.

To apply:

Please send your CV to:

Alison Vasek

Human Resources Manager


Applications close: 17th February 2016


PADI Asia Pacific
Unit 3, 4 Skyline Place
Phone: + 61 2 9454 2888
Fax: + 61 2 9454 2999

PADI Instructor Examinations

Congratulations to all the new PADI Instructors from January 2016.

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


09 – 10 January – Sanya, China


16 – 17 January – Phuket, Thailand


19 – 20 January – Koh Tao, Thailand


23 – 24 January – Khao Lak, Thailand


23 – 24 January – Koh Lanta, Thailand


23 – 24 January – Perth, Australia


26 – 27 January – Pattaya, Thailand


26 – 27 January – Puerto Galera, Philippines


27 – 28 January – Tauranga, New Zealand


29 – 30 January – Dumaguete, Philippines


30 – 31 January – Bali, Indonesia


30 – 31 January – Sydney, Australia

PADI Rescue Diver Touch Certification Pak- Offline now available


We have an exciting news for you!

PADI has just released the Rescue Diver touch Certification pak- Offline (60530-1), it includes:

  • Rescue Diver Touch
  • Rescue Diver downloadable Manual
  • Rescue Diver Video clips
  • Digital accident management work slates and flowchart
  • eTraining Dive Log
  • Certifying Credit (Online PIC)

Where do I find it?

  • PADI Library App and ScubaEarth for the eTraining Dive Log

Who can purchase it?

Do I need an internet connection?

  • This is only necessary for the initial download to the PADI Library App, to submit Knowledge Reviews and to Log Training Dives on ScubaEarth.

Get yours today!

For more information and to order – contact your PADI Regional Training Consultant (tel + 61 2 9454 2888)

Celebrate 50 Years of PADI with a Special-Edition Black Card

50th- Card

Commemorative Certification Cards for PADI Professionals

It’s through the dedication of PADI Professionals like you, that has made PADI the trusted authority in diving for the last five decades. Commemorate this milestone with a black, 50th Anniversary PADI certification card, available exclusively for PADI Professionals.

To order your new card as a :

  1. Log on the the PADI Pros’ Site.
  2. Click on the “My Account” tab and “Replace My Membership Cards”.
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order online.

Commemorative Certification Cards for Divers

Your divers can also join the celebration. They’ll receive special 50th Anniversary diver-level certification cards when earning a new certification in 2016 or when ordering a replacement card throughout the year.*

Thank you for 50 years of dive training excellence and best wishes for ongoing success as we embark together on a journey into the next half century.

*Available through 2016, while supplies last.

Last Chance to Register for the PADI Business Academy in KL


The Kuala Lumpur Business Academy is fast approaching. Make sure to register your attendance for one of PADI’s most successful programmes.

Over the course of the two days you will learn how to implement a range of business strategies including:

  • Website
  • Sales & Customer Service
  • Database Mining
  • Integrating Digital Products & OLPC 2.0
  • Social Media
  • Business Management
  • Online Advertising
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities


Business Academy – Kuala Lumpur

Date: Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th February 2016.
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm each day (Social held on Wednesday; 5.00pm – 7.00pm).
Venue: Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie,
1 Jalan Usahawan U1/8, Seksyen U1, 40250 Shah Alam, KL, Malaysia

Please refer to the PADI Pros Site for additional 2016 PADI Business Academy dates and locations or contact your Regional Manager to express interest in attending an alternate Academy.