Archive | March, 2016

PADI ReActivate™ Now Available in More Languages

21 Mar

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Great PADI ReActivate™ News – English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian languages are now available with more languages coming soon. This great product is meant as a useful tool for instructors to get inactive divers back in the water as happy divers.

So what does this mean for you?

How often do you find yourself conducting guided dives with divers who are a little rusty? Even though they have not booked time with a PADI Divemaster, during the dive you help them polish their buoyancy skills and remind them of some key concepts.

Wouldn’t it be great if they came to you with updated knowledge and an expectation of diving with a PADI Divemaster or Instructor and improving their skill level?

Well now you can make this happen with ReActivate in 5 languages, with more languages coming soon.

When the diver books with you, ask them when their last scuba dive was and offer them a ReActivate should they want to refresh their skills. They can start ReActivate at home so when they get to you they just need to go diving.

Simply put, the best way to ReActivate diving skills is to get in the water and dive, rather than having to make time for a confined water session. After the diver has completed the short Academic session there are only few mandatory skills and then the rest of the skills are prescriptive.

Using this great Touch product, Reactivate, means they don’t have to participate in any lengthy classroom sessions, creating more time to go diving.

You just need to select an initial dive site that is going to provide a nice safe environment to blow away the cobwebs.

Some useful tips:

  • When redeeming the code, you will need to select a language option.
  • ReActivate Product No. 71926-1
  • ReActivate Marketing tools – Visit & download the ReActivate Marketing information on PADI Pros’ Site > Toolbox > Marketing > PADI Re-Activate.

Do divers want this product?

A recent PADI survey asked divers what would get them back in the water if they had not been diving for a while. Two popular responses were: “a refresher course that I can complete quickly” and “a prescriptive approach that refreshes only what I’ve forgotten.”

PADI has created a great product alongside an incredible program to get YOUR divers back into YOUR shop.

Provide them the opportunity to ReActivate. Once the diver had finished ReActivate, the instructor will register the program and the diver will receive a new certification card at the present certification level with a ReActivate remark in the bottom of the card.

How do I get this product?

You can purchase ReActivate on the Online Shopping cart on the PADI Pros’ site or you can contact PADI’s Sales Support team on training-sales@padi.com.au to purchase the ReActivate Touch manual that comes as a code you will provide to your customer.

Is there any credit in it for the instructor?

Yes, actually there is. You will receive credit for one Open Water Diver certification for every five ReActivate programs completed with divers. This is in line with the system that is well known from Discover Scuba Diving credits.

What Does ‘My PADI’ Mean to You?

18 Mar

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What does My PADI mean to you?

Your PADI empowers you with confidence to be a better diver and a better person. It lets you learn more about yourself and what you are capable of achieving.

Your PADI is your passport to adventure. It lets you access the ocean planet and swim with the magical marine life that inhabits our seas.

Your PADI lets you experience new worlds and inspire others to do the same so that we can all partner together to protect what we love.

 

We want to hear your My PADI story

Tell us in 500-700 words what PADI means to you and you could be featured in the new My PADI global marketing campaign to inspire more people to start, keep or teach diving. Please incorporate answers to the following questions in your reply.

  • Describe your inspiration to become a PADI diver.
  • How has PADI changed your life or career?
  • What does PADI mean to you?
  • Complete this sentence. “My PADI is…”
  • How would you describe scuba diving in one word or sentence to a non-diver?

Please send 500-700 words and two photos maximum (one must be a topside photo or headshot) to marketing@padi.com.au

 

“To me ‘My PADI’ means adventure, exploration, education, and conservation. The underwater world is a true wonder. There is so much still to be explored and PADI aids in nurturing that curiosity.” – PADI diver Emily Krak

PADI Instructor Examinations – February 2016

10 Mar

Congratulations to all the new PADI Instructors from February 2016.

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

1-2 February – Malapascua, Philippines

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4-5 February – Bohol, Philippines

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6-7 February – Cairns, Australia

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13-14 February – Phuket, Thailand

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16-17 February – Koh Tao, Thailand

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20-21 February – Papeete, French Polynesia

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21-22 February – Semporna, Malaysia

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24-25 February – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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27-28 February – Semporna, Malaysia

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27-28 February – Singapore

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Congratulations to the 2015 PADI Elite Instructor Award Recipients

6 Mar

PADI Elite Instructors 2015

Top certifying PADI Instructors will be receiving their awards for issuing 50, 100, 150, 200 or more than 300 certifications in 2015. This award celebrates the achievements of PADI Instructors who issued 50, 100, 150, 200 or 300+ certifications during 2015.

The Elite Instructor Award distinguishes PADI professionals by highlighting their experience as PADI Members and gives them the means to promote their elite status to student divers, potential students, prospective employers and others. Elite Instructor Award recipients receive an acknowledgement letter and recognition certificate (both signed by PADI President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Drew Richardson), a decal to add to their instructor cards, and an e-badge they may use on emails, websites, blogs and social media pages. Elite award instructors may authorize PADI Dive Centers or Resorts with which they associate to display their Elite Instructor Award on the business’ digital site as well.

Check out the 2015 Global Elite Instructor Recipient List to see who earned an award for their 2015 certifications. Listed PADI Instructors can go to the “My Account” tab on this site to download their 2015 Elite Instructor e-badge, and should also be able to see their e-badge on their PADI Pro Chek results page.

Danny Dwyer, Vice President at PADI Asia Pacific, said “The Elite Instructor Award is a prestigious designation for PADI Instructors. Now these PADI Professionals can share their achievement with others by displaying their recognition decals and badges including on their instructor cards, websites and social media channels.”

Visit the PADI Elite Instructor information page to read about the 2016 program.

Update on PADI Members in Fiji

4 Mar

PADI Logo You may be aware that Cyclone Winston recently made landfall in Fiji and we’d like to pass on some positive news in these difficult times from PADI Members in various locations around Fiji.

Firstly, no serious injuries of PADI Professionals and other staff from PADI Dive Centres & Resorts in Fiji have been reported. Communications are returning with PADI Asia Pacific being able to phone most PADI Dive Centres & Resorts directly and email traffic has now resumed for the majority of PADI Members. PADI Asia Pacific is supporting PADI Members who have been impacted by the cyclone.

Across Fiji, certain islands have been impacted more than others. Even on these islands, PADI Dive Centres and Resorts have been impacted differently. Fiji Tourism is providing updates through various communication channels.

The challenge for PADI Members in Fiji is the return of business and we encourage all PADI Members to support our colleagues in Fiji by considering a trip to this beautiful diving location well known for its friendly people and incredible diving. The majority of PADI Dive Centres & Resorts are open for business and urgently need inbound tourists to support the local communities’ recovery.

Visit the PADI Dive Store Locator for a full listing of PADI Dive Centres & Resorts in Fiji.

The Fijian people were hit hard across the country and we encourage all PADI Members to consider donating to one of the NGOs that are in country including UNICEF and the Red Cross.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide in the recovery of this popular diving destination.

ADEX Singapore, 15-17 April 2016

1 Mar

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Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) Singapore will take place from Friday 15th April to Sunday 17th April 2016 at the in Halls 401-403 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

ADEX is the longest running and the largest dive expo in Asia, celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2016. A must-attend event for anyone interested or involved in the world of diving, the event has seen a continuous increase in visitors over the past few years, with ADEX 2015 attracting over 41,000 visitors over three days.

This year ADEX will be celebrating the seahorses in an effort to heighten awareness and encourage conservation of this beautiful species.

PADI Regional Manager, Johnny Chew, will be hosting a PADI Member Forum at ADEX on Saturday, 16th April from 10am to 12pm. It will be held in Seminar Room 311.

If you’re interested in exhibiting, contact your PADI Regional Manager for more information.

Details
ADEX Singapore 2016
15–17 April 2016
Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
www.adex.asia

You can view the full list of Dive Shows & Events PADI will be participating in in 2016 here.